Occupational Medicine

Student Health provides occupational medicine services to NC State faculty and staff to keep our team healthy on the job.

What Occupational Medicine Offers NC State Employees

If you are an NC State employee, it may be recommended or required that you participate in medical surveillance based upon the type of work you perform, your work environment and the potential for hazardous exposure at work. Examples of conditions that may require medical surveillance are respirator use, loud noise, international travel, contact with animals, or the exposure to lead, Hepatitis B, rabies, or organophosphate/pesticide sprays.

Occupational Medicine coordinates the exams for respirator use, hearing protection, diving physicals, and nuclear operators (some exams are performed offsite, if necessary). Personnel who work with animals, living or dead, may require medical surveillance in order to minimize the health and safety risk of contact with animal living quarters, viable tissues, body fluids or wastes.

How to Make an Appointment

If you need to arrange an appointment, please call 919.513.0277 and ask to speak to the Occupational Medicine Program Coordinator. We provide at the Student Health Center, Class I respirator and audio exams Tuesday and Friday mornings by appointment. Lab work and immunizations are provided at the Student Health Center Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. by appointment. We will coordinate for you and work with your schedule and pre-qualified providers to schedule any other types of services (e.g., Class III respirator exams, diving physicals, etc.).

Costs

You will not need to pay out of pocket for these exams or tests. To have your department pay, you will need to obtain your supervisor’s approval and submit the required signed paperwork. After your exam, your supervisor will receive recommendations for what is necessary to protect you while performing your job responsibilities. We will not share any medical information with your supervisor. Visit the Environmental Health & Public Safety Medical Surveillance site for more information and to access the required form(s).