Bellevue/NYU Occupational Environmental Medicine Clinic Information & Services for Workers
The Bellevue/NYU Occupational Environmental Medicine Clinic, part of NYU Langone, offers occupational medical evaluations for workers. In many cases we can help determine whether your injury or illness is job related. We also help workers prevent future illness on the job and return to a safer work environment.
When to Seek Occupational Medical Attention
We recommend that you visit our clinic for an occupational medical evaluation if one or more of the following apply to you:
- you experience symptoms such as trouble breathing on the job, hearing loss after being exposed to loud sounds at work, or aching or numbness in your wrists, hands, and/or arms, especially at night
- you come into contact with dangerous materials on the job like asbestos, lead, or toxic fumes, solvents, gases, or dusts
- you make the same forceful movements with your hands over and over again as part of your job
- you learned you have asbestosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, asthma, silicosis, tuberculosis, or lead poisoning
- you have coworkers who’ve experienced health problems similar to yours
What to Expect from Your Medical Evaluation
When you come in for your medical evaluation, one of our occupational medicine specialists will take a complete, confidential health history. We’ll then work with you to identify hazards at your job, make a diagnosis if appropriate, and provide or recommend any needed medical treatment.
To help you stay healthy in the future, we can make recommendations for a safe return to work, visit your job site to see whether it meets safety standards, and help you and your employer mitigate hazards to make your workplace safer. We can also recommend rehabilitation services or an assessment for disability, fit you for personal protective equipment like a respirator, and teach you how and when to use the equipment.