Occupational  Wellness Program

The comprehensive Employee Wellness Program offered by United Diagnostic Services is crucial for assessing and monitoring the occupational health and fitness of first responders. Through a range of health assessments, cardiorespiratory fitness evaluations, and medical screenings, our program ensures that employees maintain optimal wellness to excel in their roles effectively and safely.

Comprehensive Occupational Wellness & Health Assessment Program

At United Diagnostic Services (UDS), we are committed to enhancing employee health and wellness through our specialized Health and Wellness Program. Recognizing the unique demands of various occupational settings, our program integrates a variety of services aimed at assessing and enhancing employees’ occupational health and wellness. By combining the principles of UDS’s comprehensive health services and the specific needs of employees in various professions, our program offers a holistic approach to occupational well-being.

Holistic Occupational Health Assessment

Our Employee Health and Wellness Program encompasses a wide array of tests and evaluations to provide an all-encompassing assessment of employees’ health in their respective occupational settings. Through a combination of UDS’s expertise in medical assessments and an understanding of the challenges faced by employees, we ensure early detection and tailored interventions for optimal health. The key elements of our program include:

  • Health Assessments: Our program begins with comprehensive health assessments, covering various parameters such as blood pressure, body composition, and medical history. These assessments provide insights into employees’ overall health, identify potential risks, and address existing health conditions that may impact their performance and well-being.
  • Cardiorespiratory Fitness Evaluations: Given the demands of various occupations, cardiorespiratory fitness is crucial. Our program includes rigorous assessments of aerobic capacity and exercise stress tests, offering insights into employees’ fitness levels. These evaluations inform personalized fitness plans to enhance cardiovascular health and overall performance.
  • Occupational Health Monitoring: To ensure sustained well-being, our program integrates regular health monitoring, including wellness screenings and medical assessments. This proactive approach tracks changes in health status, identifies potential risks associated with occupational exposure, and ensures timely interventions for sustained health.
  • Specialized Medical Screenings: Our program offers a range of targeted medical screenings designed for employees in different professions. These screenings include evaluations for respiratory health, vision and hearing assessments, blood tests for key health markers, and lung and chest X-rays. Early detection through these screenings aids in preemptive measures and appropriate medical interventions.

Precise Results, Personalized Care

At UDS, precision and reliability are at the core of our Employee Health and Wellness Program. Our skilled medical professionals utilize advanced equipment and technology to deliver accurate measurements and evaluations. This commitment to accuracy is intertwined with our dedication to comprehensive care, which supports employees’ health and well-being throughout their careers.

Our program is tailored to address the distinct challenges and risks faced by employees in various professions, ensuring that potential health concerns are identified promptly, allowing for timely interventions. Our ultimate goal is to empower employees to make informed choices about their health and fitness, enabling them to remain physically robust, resilient, and adept at meeting the demands of their profession.

Comprehensive Wellness Services

At UDS, our commitment to holistic well-being extends beyond specific professions. We offer a diverse range of services aimed at maintaining and improving overall health for employees in various occupational settings. Our approach entails an array of examinations and screenings designed to provide a thorough evaluation of your well-being.

Our Sample Wellness Medical Physical Exam Includes:

Hands-On Physical Examination

  • Vital Signs: Head, neck, eyes, ears, nose, and throat
  • Cardiovascular: Inspection, auscultation, percussion, and palpation
  • Pulmonary: Inspection, auscultation, percussion, and palpation
  • Gastrointestinal: Inspection, auscultation, percussion, and palpation
  • Genitourinary: Hernia exam (see cancer screening)
  • Lymph Nodes: The examination of organ systems must be supplemented with an evaluation of lymph nodes in the cervical, auxiliary, and inguinal regions.
  • Neurological: The neurologic exam for uniformed personnel must include a general mental status evaluation and general assessment of the major cranial/peripheral nerves (motor, sensory, reflexes).
  • Musculoskeletal: Includes an overall assessment of range of motion (ROM) of all joints. Additionally, observation of the personnel performing certain standard office exercises or functions is helpful in assessing joint mobility and function.

Blood Analysis

The following are components of the blood analysis. At a minimum, laboratory services must provide these components in their automated chemistry panel (SMAC 20) and complete blood count (CBC) protocols:

  • White Blood Cell Count, Differential, Red Blood Cell Count (Hematocrit) and Platelet Count
  • Liver Function Tests, which includes SGOT/AST, SGPT/ALT, LDH, Alkaline Phosphatase and Bilirubin
  • C-Reactive Protein and Triglycerides
  • Cholesterol, which includes Total Cholesterol, Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL-C) level, High Density Lipoprotein (HDL-C) level and Total Cholesterol/HDL Ratio
  • Glucose, if over 120 then HbA1c
  • Blood Urea Nitrogen, Creatinine, Sodium, Potassium, Carbon Dioxide, Total Protein, Albumin and Calcium


  • Dip Stick: Includes pH, Glucose, Ketones, Protein, Blood, and Bilirubin
  • Microscopic: Includes WBC, RBC, WBC Casts, RBC Casts and Crystals

Vision Tests

Assessment of vision must include evaluation of distance, near, peripheral and color vision. Evaluate for common visual disorders.

Pulmonary (Spirogram)

  • Every year for smokers
  • Every three years for nonsmoker

Chest X-Ray

  • Every five years

Stress EKG* With VO2 Value Calculated

  • Members 30-years-old and under will be tested on treadmill every third year.
  • Those 30 to 39-years-old will be tested on treadmill every other year.
  • Those 40 and older will be tested yearly.

*Abnormal Cardiac Follow-up — Electron Beam Tomography (EBT)

Oncology Screening Elements

  • Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA), fecal occult blood testing and skin exam
  • Additional screenings based on need or at the request of the patient may also be provided during the base-line exam.

Cancer Screening

  • Digital rectal exam
  • Testicular exam
  • Clinical breast examination
  • Pap smear

Immunizations And Infectious Disease Screening

  • Tuberculosis Screen (Annual PPD)
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screen
  • Hepatitis B Virus Vaccine
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria Vaccine (Booster)
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella Vaccine (MMR)
  • Measles Vaccine, Mumps Vaccine
  • Rubella Vaccine, Polio Vaccine, Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Varicella Vaccine, Influenza Vaccine
  • HIV Screening (required to be offered)

Heavy Metal And Special Exposure Screening (As Needed)

Arsenic (urine), Mercury (urine), Lead (urine), Lead (blood), Aluminum, Antimony, Bismuth, Cadmium, Chromium, Copper, Nickel, Zinc-Organophosphates (RBC cholinesterase), Polychlorinated Biphenyls (blood)

  1. A work history and medical history with special attention to skin, respiratory and gastrointestinal systems, and those nonspecific symptoms, such as headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, weakness, or other central nervous system dysfunctions that may be associated with acute or chronic exposure to AN.
  2. A physical examination giving particular attention to the central nervous system, gastrointestinal system, respiratory system, skin, and thyroid.
  3. A 14″ x 17″ posteroanterior chest x-ray.
  4. Further tests of the intestinal tract, including fecal occult blood screening and proctosigmoidoscopy, for all workers 40 years of age or older, and for any other affected employees for whom, in the opinion of the physician, such testing is appropriate.

Our wellness program embodies a holistic approach that enables proactive health monitoring and the early identification of potential concerns. To access detailed information and schedule appointments, please get in touch with us by filling out the form or via email or phone. Our devoted healthcare experts are dedicated to delivering top-tier care and fostering your well-being, whether you’re an employee seeking comprehensive occupational health and wellness services.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How often should firefighters undergo the Firefighter Wellness Program?

The frequency of program participation may vary depending on individual factors and organizational guidelines. However, it is generally recommended that firefighters undergo the program annually or biennially. Regular participation allows for ongoing health monitoring, timely detection of potential issues, and the implementation of appropriate interventions.

Are the tests and evaluations included in the Firefighter Wellness Program invasive or uncomfortable?

While some tests and evaluations may involve minor discomfort, our program prioritizes the comfort and well-being of firefighters. Our experienced medical professionals ensure that the tests are conducted with minimal invasiveness while still providing accurate results. Firefighters will be guided through the process, and any concerns will be addressed to ensure a smooth and comfortable experience.

How long does the Firefighter Wellness Program take to complete?

The duration of the program may vary depending on the specific tests and evaluations required. Generally, the program can be completed within a few hours. However, certain assessments, such as blood tests and radiological evaluations, may require additional time for processing and review. Our dedicated team will provide firefighters with a clear schedule and timeline to minimize any disruptions to their daily routines.

Can the Firefighter Wellness Program help identify pre-existing health conditions?

Yes, the program is specifically designed to identify both pre-existing health conditions and potential risk factors. Through comprehensive health assessments, medical screenings, and wellness evaluations, our medical professionals can detect underlying health issues that may impact firefighters’ performance or put their well-being at risk. By identifying these conditions early on, appropriate medical interventions and preventive measures can be implemented to support firefighters’ health and longevity in their careers.

Does United Diagnostic Services provide additional resources or support beyond the Firefighter Wellness Program?

Absolutely. At United Diagnostic Services, we are committed to providing comprehensive support and resources to firefighters. In addition to the Firefighter Wellness Program, we offer counseling services, educational resources, and access to specialists who can address specific health concerns. We understand that firefighter wellness extends beyond the physical aspect, encompassing mental and emotional well-being as well. Therefore, we strive to provide holistic care to support firefighters throughout their careers.