The University Record, January 14, 2002

MWorks health clinic is moving

By Laura Butcher,
From MWorks

The MWorks occupational health clinic is moving Jan. 21 to the University Hospital. (Map courtesy of MWorks)
Beginning Jan. 21, patients will be seen at MWorks’ new location at U-M Hospital, B1A244, 1500 E. Medical Center Drive. Patients will enter through the emergency entrance and the MWorks clinic will be immediately to the left. Outside signage will direct patients to “MWorks” or to the “Emergency Department.”

Aside from the new location, few things will change at the clinic. Even the MWorks’ phone number will stay the same. “Most importantly, employees should know that they will receive the same excellent care from the same excellent medical team they have come to trust at Mworks,” says LaVaughn Palma-Davis, associate hospital administrator. MWorks’ patients will continue to be given priority for other clinical services, including radiology and laboratory services. Clinic hours remain 7 a.m.–5 p.m.

However, the University Hospital is opening an urgent care clinic that will handle MWorks patients for work injuries in the evenings, on holidays and on weekends. The urgent care clinic will be located in the same suite as MWorks. One location, University Hospital, will be open for services 24-hours-a- day, seven days a week.

Free valet parking will be provided for all visits by driving up to the MWorks’ entrance. For information on special parking arrangements for large vehicles, call the clinic at (734) 998-8788.

The process for handling workplace injuries also has not changed. The Work~Connections Program coordinates the reporting and managing of all work-related injuries and illnesses and has designated MWorks as the employer-designated treatment provider. The University requires employees to report injuries/illness to their supervisor immediately. The supervisor is then required to report the injury to Work~Connections within 24 hours using the “Injury and Illness Report Form” which is available online at www.umich.edu/~connect. Timely reporting of injuries is critical for regulatory compliance but also enables Work~Connections case managers the opportunity to assist employees in accessing full treatment and return-to-work assistance.

Questions about the move can be directed to Palma-Davis at (734) 975-4063.