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WellnessFirst is St. Joseph Hospital’s complimentary employer engagement program that delivers patient navigation services to its area employers and employees, so patients receive the treatment they need. 

WellnessFirst provides a 24/7 Care Coordination Call Line for employees through its Patient Access Center and dedicated field support from a local Corporate Health Consultant.

Employer Benefits:

  • Control Your Healthcare Costs
  • Provide Employees with Access to Healthcare Services
  • Reduces Employee Absenteeism
  • Maximize Your Plan Benefits
  • General and Preventative Health
  • Workers’ Comp. and Voluntary Benefits
  • Create a Healthier Work Environment for Your Employees
  • Create Strategic Partnerships for Wellness
  • Employee Education and Occupational Medicine

Contact Colleen Heaslip at cheaslip@covh.org  for all of your employee health needs.

WellnessFirst Program Overview

St. Joseph Hospital’s employee health program is designed to work hand-in-hand with helping local employers with their many employee health needs. This program will assist in controlling costs associated with rising workers’ compensation and general healthcare costs.

St. Joseph Hospital’s WellnessFirst program is designed to help provide ongoing communication and easy access to health care services to you and your employees in an effort to improve the overall health and wellness of your workforce.

The four basic components of St. Joseph Hospital’s WellnessFirst program are:

1. Occupational Health Services
    Injury Prevention

• Provide onsite safety talks and onsite loss prevention strategies
• Schedule physicals, drug screens and any other required pre-hire services
• Needs analysis of worksite

2. Workers’ Compensation Services
    Injury Intervention

• Cost-effective and efficient providers to ensure timely treatment
• Providers who understand the importance of completing Return-to-Work paperwork timely
• Ongoing communication regarding appointments, tests ordered, etc., to keep you informed about the status of your injured employee

3. Group/Preventive Health-Wellness Services
    Wellness Promotion

• Review of preventive health benefits available in your insurance plan
• Employee education talks and events about wellness benefits
• Health Risk Appraisal education and services - surveys that provide employees information regarding their current health risk factors, as well as suggested areas for improvement

4. Group Health Services
    General Health

• Monthly health education and safety awareness information via email and flyers
• WellnessFirst at Home cards - 24/7 Care Coordination number to call for assistance in scheduling all employees’ healthcare services

WELLNESSFIRST PRESENTATION TOPICS

Health & Wellness Topics Available:

  • Arthritis
  • Blood Pressure
  • Body Mass Index
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Cholesterol
  • Cold and Flu
  • Common Cold
  • Diabetes
  • Distracted Driving
  • Hands Only CPR
  • Healthy Weight
  • Heart Health
  • Hepatitis
  • HIPAA
  • Holiday Safety
  • Lung Health
  • Mammograms
  • Mental Health During Disasters
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis 
  • Physical Activity
  • Prostate Health Screenings
  • Sleep Disorders & Sleep Apnea
  • Stress Management
  • Stroke
  • Telehealth
  • Tobacco
  • Wellness Programs
  • Working From Home Tips

Safety Topics Available:

  • Alcohol & Drugs
  • Automated External
  • Defibrillator
  • Back and Lifting
  • Behavior-Based Safety
  • Blood Borne Pathogens
  • Confined Spaces
  • Electrical Safety
  • Ergonomics
  • Excavation for Construction
  • Fall Prevention
  • Fire Prevention
  • Hazard Signs & Communication
  • Hearing
  • Heat
  • Risks of Professional Drivers
  • Ladders
  • Lock Out/Tag Out
  • Logging
  • Pesticides 
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Slips, Trips, & Falls

4 Ways WellnessFirst Provides Healthcare Solutions to Local Employers

1. Wellness Promotion

  • Review of preventative health benefits available in employer's insurance plan
  • Employee education talks and events regarding their wellness benefits
  • Health Risk Appraisal education and services

2. Injury Prevention Services

  • On-site safety talks
  • On-site loss prevention strategies
  • Worksite needs analysis
  • Scheduling of physicals, drug screens, and other required pre-hire services

3. Injury Intervention Services

  • Cost-effective, efficient providers ensure timely treatment
  • Providers understand the importance of completing timely return-to-work paperwork
  • Ongoing communication regarding appointments, tests ordered, etc., to keep employers informed about the status of an injured employee

4. Care Coordination

  • Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • One number for scheduling and coordinating all employee health services
  • Data management, reporting, and trending
  • Provides return-to-work forms
  • Reduce opportunity for workers' comp abuse and fraud
  • Ongoing communication among all parties involved

Our Care Coordinators are available by phone 24/7 to assist you in scheduling any service you may need.

Feel free to call them at (603) 318-3839 to schedule an appointment or if you have any additional questions
regarding the program.

There is no cost associated with enrolling in St. Joseph Hospital’s WellnessFirst program. To schedule a complimentary onsite employee health consultation session, simply call (603) 318-3839.