Employee Health Services Triage

  1. Employee Health Services (EHS) follows all University of California Davis, Health System  (UCDHS) Worker’s Compensation cases (except for employee’s who have pre-designated to Human Resources, in writing, an alternate Primary Treating Physician) for at least the first 30 days after an injury has been reported.  EHS is open for services from 7AM to 3:00PM Monday through Friday excluding holidays.   Employee Health Services is an appointment based provider for evaluation and/or treatment for injury or illness. Please call for advice first (916-734-3572).  The Mercy Medical Clinic located on 3000 Q Street is our contracted back up clinic that will see work comp injuries after 4 PM without an appointment.  Visits at Mercy prior to 4:00 PM require an appointment that EHS will need to facilitate.  EHS provides referrals to this clinic when EHS is unable to provide you with a same day appointment when your condition warrants.  Our established contract with them is to treat you one time.  All follow up appointments are done in EHS.  If seen at Mercy Medical clinic, you are required to call EHS to make a follow up appointment and bring a copy of the Med Status report given to you from the Mercy Medical Clinic provider.  After hours when EHS is closed our phone message (916-734–3572) will give hours of operation, phone number and address of the Mercy Medical Clinic.  This clinic is open until 7:00 PM weekdays and 9:00 am to 5:00 pm weekends and holidays.
  2. UCDHS employees presenting to the ED triage station should only be seen for life, limb or organ threatening injuries.  All other cases should be referred to the Med Clinic, or EHS, that or the following day.  Information pertaining to the management of acute pain and strain injuries is available at our EHS website
  3. All Bloodborne Pathogen Exposures are treated at Employee Health. On – line reporting is the process to report an exposure.  Employee Health Services web site will link you to the correct incident to complete. Refer to the “Blue” card given to you during your pre-employment health screening. This card is given to identified employees who are at risk of sustaining exposures and is to be worn behind ID badge at all times. Refer to Hospital Policy and Procedures # 2167.
  4. Employees with possible communicable rashes should be referred to their PCP’s or to EHS for evaluation.  All staff with suspect rash or pink eye should be taken off of work until they can bring a health clearance from their Primary Care Physician or Employee Health saying they are free of any communicable diseases.   Employees with possible communicable conditions ARE NOT to be referred to the ED for evaluation. Refer to EHS Web site for “fact sheets” for several topics and useful information.  All fact sheets can be printed from this site. As Employee Health is an appointment based clinic, please call first.
  5. Employees presenting with non-work related complaints will be directed to their own physicians.
  6. Employees should go directly to the Emergency Department for chest pain, severe fractures, deep lacerations, seizures, loss of consciousness, or any other condition that is life threatening, including limb or organ conditions. 

EHS Appointment Information

EHS is an appointment based clinic.  Please call our clinic at 916-734-3572 to inform us of your injury.  At that time and based on your injury we will work on a plan to see you or refer you to the contract urgent care center for a one time visit as an interim measure until an EHS provider will be able to see you.