Injured Workers Program

Injured Workers Program

Eisenhower’s Rehabilitation Services department focuses on prevention of work injuries as well as the immediate care needed to return the injured worker to their job as soon as possible.
Eisenhower’s Rehabilitation Services department focuses on prevention of work injuries as well as the care needed to return the injured worker to their job as soon as possible.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 2007 rate of work injuries requiring days away from work was 122 in 10,000 with an average time away from work of seven days. The key to successful treatment of injured workers includes quick medical attention and a unique understanding of the psychology of the injured worker.

Eisenhower’s Rehabilitation Services department focuses on prevention of work injuries as well as the care needed to return the injured worker to their job as soon as possible. Staff is specially trained in the care of the injured worker from the acute injury phase through return to work.

Included in the injured workers program are functional capacity evaluations. This two hour evaluation is designed to identify injured worker’s functional capacities and abilities in relation to work and other functional activities.

Getting Started

The Injured Workers Program at Eisenhower is offered in the Dolores Hope Outpatient Care Center, the Harry and Diane Rinker Building, the La Quinta Physical and Occupational Therapy Center and the Palm Springs Physical Therapy Center. A physician's prescription with a diagnosis is required. An initial appointment can be made by contacting the desired location. If faxing the prescription, please include the patient's telephone number so that an appointment may be scheduled. Following the initial evaluation by a licensed therapist, additional appointments will be made based on medical necessity. Treatment here at Eisenhower Medical Center's Rehabilitation Services Department is covered by most workers compensation insurances.

Questions can be answered by calling the Dolores Hope Outpatient Care Center at 760-773-2033, the Harry and Diane Rinker Building at 760-773-1630, The La Quinta Physical and Occupational Therapy Center at 760-777-7710 or the Palm Springs Physical Therapy Center at 760-770-1650.