Initiate a Health Assessment

Departments must initiate a health assessment when their job duties are included in the Occupational Medicine Program.

Information Needed to Initiate a Health Assessment

  • Candidate’s name
  • Candidate’s department
  • Candidate’s UFID number (Employee ID) –
    If UF Directory does not list the individual’s UFID, the individual must be added to the directory
  • Candidate’s position title and number (if applies)
  • Supervisor’s name and phone number
  • Payment information

Health Assessment Type Depends on Job Duty

  • Review of Comprehensive Health History and Immunization Records

The department prompts the individual to complete and submit the appropriate forms if the following job duties apply.
Delivery of the above forms to the SHCC can be
 -in person at the SH@Shands OCCMED Clinic on the 2nd floor of the Dental Tower (D2-49),
 -through the mail to Box 100148 or
 -by fax to (352) 846-2003.

Department calls the SHCC at Shands OCCMED Clinic at (352) 294-5700 for an appointment for the following job duties.
The Clinic is located in room D2-49 of the Health Science Center.

Note: UF-affiliated units outside the Gainesville area such as IFAS Research and Education Centers call their local health care provider for an appointent for the following job duties.  That local provider sends the confidential medical records generated from the phyical exam directly to the SHCC OCCMED Clinic using the Medical Record Transfer Fax Cover Sheet.

    • Asbestos Work
    • Climbing
    • Commercial Driver License
    • Frequent Reaching Above Shoulder
    • Heavy Lifting
    • Human Pathogen Research (BSL2+/3)
    • Kneeling
    • Law Enforcement
    • Operation of Special Purpose Vehicles
    • Pesticide Use
    • Repeated Bending
    • Repetitive Pulling and Pushing
    • Respiratory Use
    • Scientific Research Diving
  • Baseline Audiogram

The department calls the Speech and Hearing Clinic at (352) 273-5555 for a baseline and annual audiogram for the following job duty. This clinic is located on the 2nd floor of the Dental Tower, Rm D2-055.

    • Work in areas of excessive noise

Contact the Environmental Health and Safety Occupational Medicine office at occmed@ehs.ufl.edu or (352) 392-1591 for further information.