Health and Wellness in the Workplace

The goal of Cherokee Regional Medical Center Occupational Health is the well-being and safety of employees in the workplace — whether you have 10 employees or 100. We particularly focus on injury prevention and employee education. From drug testing to pre-placement assessments, we can help keep your workers safe and healthy. Being located just inside the Main Entrance at Cherokee Regional Medical Center makes our Occupational Health Department easy to find.


Why Occupational Health Matters

Safeguarding the health and wellness of your employees keeps them on the job, increases productivity and reduces expenses. And because we’re right here serving northwest Iowa, our health care services are conveniently close by.

Benefits of include:

  • Lower worker’s compensation costs
  • Lower absenteeism
  • Improved employee morale and productivity
  • Prompt treatment helps injured employees return to work


Our Services

The core of our program is injury treatment and injury management. We also provide employee screening, on-site nursing, rehabilitation and wellness.

Injury management

  • Work site assessment
  • Return to work planning
  • Case management

Health exams

  • Musculoskeletal assessment
  • Lab services
  • X-ray services
  • Drug screening (DOT and Non-DOT)
  • Alcohol screening (DOT and Non-DOT)
  • Hearing screening
  • Annual physical
  • Respiratory testing
  • DOT physical
  • Pre-placement/post-offer health assessment

Physical Capacity Profile (PCP)

  • Computerized measurement of physical capabilities administered by certified professionals

Health promotion

  • Vaccinations – flu, hepatitis B, tuberculosis (TB)
  • TB screening
  • Blood panels
  • Lead screening

Safety and prevention

  • Ergonomic assessments
  • OSHA education – first aid, CPR, blood-borne pathogens
  • Safety information

Health education

  • Smoking cessation
  • Nutrition
  • Fitness/exercise
  • Preventative medicine
  • Weight control
  • Wellness Center programs


Where to Find Us

Cherokee Regional's Occupational Health Department is located just inside the Main Entrance at Cherokee Regional Medical Center.

For more information on these services and how they can benefit your employees and your business, call 712-225-5101.

Proactive Care

Our services provide prompt and ongoing communication to prevent employees from “falling through the cracks” and endangering their safety or health.

Workplace Savvy

Our program staff have the training and skills to understand your specific work-related needs and to help you achieve them.

Convenient Service

Enjoy the convenience of working with a single contact person for all occupational health services.

Your Place. For Exceptional Care.

That’s the Cherokee Regional Medical Center difference.