Kaiser Permanente is proud to be a part of Washington State Department of Labor & Industries' network of Centers of Occupational Health and Education (COHE). As one of only six COHEs, Kaiser Permanente employs occupational health best practices and works effectively to improve injured worker health and reduce disability.
Accidents—and injuries—happen. Some are minor, some more severe. For those that prevent workers from returning to the job right away, there are occupational health services. Getting you back on the job quickly and safely is a team effort, requiring coordination among your doctor, employer, and claims manager. Injured workers benefit from care that's based on best practices and from providers specially trained in these practices. What's more, employees can get help from a COHE Health Services Coordinator (HSC). HSCs offer claim and process assistance through coordination with employers, workers, and providers—and help workers develop a plan to get back on the job.
Injured workers will need to select a provider within the Department of Labor & Industries' Medical Provider Network (MPN) for ongoing care. Fortunately, Kaiser Permanente's occupational medicine providers—at 11 locations from Seattle to Spokane—all belong to the MPN. Each provider has a Health Service Coordinator that works with you to coordinate return-to-work efforts among providers, employers, unions, and the state's workers' compensation system.
Select the one near you and get your care all under one roof.