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Occupational Health Program gets new home

Services include testing, vaccines, safety information and more

8/5/2013
Anschutz Health and Wellness Center
​AURORA, Colo. - The CU Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus Occupational Health Clinic is now open for appointments in new digs at the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, just northwest of the prior clinic location.
 
The Occupational Health Program is administered by the Environmental Health and Safety Department, under the vice chancellor for Research. The program oversees employee health for all research-related activities at the University of Colorado Denver, and is an institutional requirement of our extramurally funded research activities. In addition, the program is a major provider of preventive vaccination services to students at the Anschutz Medical Campus.
 
Serving researchers, employees, students and volunteers who work with or around animals, OHP also supports management of other potentially hazardous materials such as toxins/venoms, infectious agents, teratogens/carcinogens, radioactive materials, heavy metals, lasers, recombinant DNA, formaldehyde and /or human blood, tissues or cells. The program includes initial and annual enrollment by completing a health surveillance questionnaire.
 


 (Photo on left, Lucy Mullen, RN, clinical coordinator Breanne Puff, Environmental Health specialist)
 
Services provided include allergy screening, health history screenings, routine and special immunizations, flu shots,  blood work(titers), respiratory fit testing medical screening, education and counseling on animal allergies and prevention, injury/first aid/animal bites and scratches, safe sharps and needle handling and disposal practices, and hazardous materials injury and illness prevention.
 
“We are thrilled to be here in the beautiful LEED-certified Anschutz Health and Wellness Center,” said Beth Strimpel, RN, Occupational Health Program manager. “We look forward to fostering relationships with all the providers here at the Center and having an even greater and expanded focus on health and wellness.“
 
Clinical Coordinator, Lucy Mullen, RN, added, “ We are excited to have the opportunity to offer improved services to our clients, as well as the capacity to continue to improve and expand.”
 
To make an appointment, please call 303-724-9030. Some research-related services are covered by the Occupational Health Program, or may be provided for a reduced fee. Student vaccinations and titers are priced competitive within the current market.
 
Clinic hours are Monday - Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. -- closed during lunch from noon to 1 p.m.
 
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