(The following is a press release from Merit Health Wesley.)
Hattiesburg - Off-site employee health screenings cost companies thousands of dollars in both time and money. To help alleviate the difficulty of taking employees away from the office or off the job site for health services, Merit Health Wesley's Work Well department can now meet businesses at their doorstep, providing many of these services with its new Mobile Unit.
Designed to accommodate everything from full-spectrum health screenings to physicals and medical surveillance, the Merit Health Work Well Mobile Unit offers individualized services, tailor-made to fit the unique healthcare requirements of each business needing employee healthcare services. Under the leadership of Stephen Beam, M.D., and Nurse Practitioner, Tracy Hennessey, the unit uses the resources of Merit Health Wesley to offer the wide range of services.
Mobile Unit Services include but are not limited to:
• Specialty exams for firefighters, police and military
• Pulmonary function testing
• Respirator fit testing
• Executive health physicals
• Pre-employment physicals
• Medical surveillance
• Urine, drug and alcohol screenings
• Random selection services
• DOT physicals
• Vaccinations and communicable disease clearance
• Hearing conservation program
• OSHA medical compliance
One of the major benefits of the mobile unit is the ability to serve a larger population, reaching communities around the state and even across state lines.