UF Occ Med Clinic Services

Job-Related Employee Injuries

The University of Florida provides medical attention for employees injured in the line of duty, and these job-related employee injuries are covered under the Occupational Medicine program. Primary cost recovery is obtained from the state Workers’ Compensation program. Visit “Reporting a Work-Related Injury” in the Workers’ Compensation section of UF’s Office of Human Resource Services website for more information.

Needlestick Hotline:
(866) 477-6824

The Needlestick hotline ensures that all UF employees encountering an exposure have immediate access to a medical provider in a timely manner. Click here for more information.

Health Crisis Situations at UF

During health crisis situations at UF, the UF Occupational Medicine Clinic can address any unforeseen health condition which would be outside of the services addressed by regular health assessments or situations involving an isolated job-related employee injury.

 

Smoking Cessation Program

The Student Health Care Center joins the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and the University of Florida Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) in offering UF employees a comprehensive smoking cessation program. All UF employees interested in quitting smoking, including those that are OPS, are encouraged to learn more about this program.

If you would like more information about our next smoking cessation group, click here to sign up or call the EAP at (352) 392-5787. The group will meet once a week for six weeks from 12 p.m. (noon) to 1 p.m. at the Student Health Care Center (Basement Conference Room B-01, Infirmary Building). Groups are limited to 20 participants; additional groups will be offered as necessitated by demand.

Prior to attending the first meeting, you must schedule an appointment for a free medical screening and complete some medical history forms. You may call (352) 392-5787 to set up this appointment.

If you have further questions about this program after reading the information below, please call the EAP at (352) 392-5787. Click here for a printable version of the program specifics.

Program specifics

The six week, one-hour-per-week program will consist of three components: education, group support and medical oversight with pharmaceutical smoking cessation medications including Chantix®, Bupropion (Zyban® generic) and nicotine replacement patches. Discounted medications will be available under the prescription and management of a skilled medical provider. There will be no cost for attending the smoking cessation classes and medications prescribed to assist with cessation attempts will be significantly discounted.

Spouses and partners are encouraged to participate with the employee as successful quitting is dramatically increased when partners quit together. There is no additional fee for spouse/partner participation.

Registration

UF employees eligible to register for this program must:

  • Have a strong desire and commitment to quit smoking.
  • Be willing to participate in the six week, one-hour-per-week program during their lunch hour.
  • Have the support of their immediate supervisor to attend the program.
  • Make every attempt to attend the weekly group meetings.
  • Complete a personal medical history disclosing all chronic health problems and medications taken.
  • Consent to notifying their primary medical provider of their participation in the program.
  • Agree to be contacted for medical and/or quit coaching follow-up.
  • Complete a confidential survey (via email or telephone) about the program at three, six and 12 months after quitting.

In addition, spouses or partners of UF employees eligible to register for this program can also participate.

  • Spouses/partners will also be able to receive discounted medications to assist in cessation attempt.
  • Spouses/partners must agree to all the terms listed above.