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Assessments

The first step: Know your numbers

NCH Occupational Health Services offers a broad spectrum of examination services to help employers maintain a healthy and productive workforce. NCH Wellness team members will come to your workplace to collect data and complete blood draws for lab tests as well as answer, individually and confidentially, any questions employees might have about their health. Your employees will receive a confidential report on their health numbers such as blood pressure, cholesterol and body mass so they can see where they can improve.

Data evaluation and employee privacy

All data collected at screenings is strictly confidential and is not shared with anyone besides the employee and the employee's physician, if requested. Their private information is not shared with the company or their health insurance plan. This is important for employees to know as it encourages participation. The organization will receive a report of the group's overall results, which is used to plan targeted educational series and appropriate risk reduction strategies.

Assessment Programs

Health Risk Appraisal

The Health Risk Appraisal (HRA) is a health and lifestyle assessment tool used to identify company and employee health needs and interests. The HRA is in the form of a questionnaire to be completed by the employee.

Health Risk Profile

The Health Risk Profile is a series of clinical tests performed to determine each individual's current health status. Example tests may include:

  • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
  • Lipid Profile
  • Complete Blood Count with Differential
  • Thyroid Function
  • Blood Pressure
  • Body Mass Index

Osteoporosis Screening

  • A bone densitometer is used to screen for osteoporosis; the procedure is a scan of the heel. Results are reviewed by a health professional and provided the same day of the program
  • DEXA scan of the spine and both hips to determine risk for osteoporosis

Cancer Screenings

  • ColoCARE: Self-test for colon, rectal and other gastrointestinal diseases by detecting blood in the stool
  • Mammogram: Radiologist-reviewed X-ray that can be performed at Northwest Community Hospital, NCH's Immediate Care Center in Buffalo Grove or NCH's Immediate Care & Imaging Center in Schaumburg
  • Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA): Blood test screening for prostate cancer
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Last modified: 04/19/2013