Occupational health exam
Whether you are starting a new job or returning to work, we’re here to help you—and your employer—create a healthy work life.
What is an occupational health exam
An occupational health exam identifies medical or physical conditions that could affect your ability to do your job.
More and more companies require occupational health exams or pre-employment physicals before employees can start or return to their jobs.
What to expect from the exam
Before your first day of work, we'll help get your employer what they need and make sure you’re aware of medical conditions you may have.
When you come to the clinic, you’ll be asked for an updated family medical history.
Depending on your workplace or job, you may complete any of the following:
- drug test (You may leave a urine sample or have your blood drawn.)
- alcohol breath test
- audiometric test of your hearing
- vision test
- spirometry to assess your lungs and breathing
- lab and radiology services
- back and neck evaluation, job simulation or other screenings
After your exam is complete, the occupational health provider will issue a report with your current health status. This may include recommendations for vaccinations, more blood tests or prescriptions.
Source: Allina Health Occupational Health
Reviewed by: Philip Hoversten, MD
First published: 3/7/2017
Last reviewed: 3/7/2017