Clinic Management

Do you have a company clinic? Let’s face it. Your employees are faced with daily hazards at work. Either they experience stress, are exposed to chemicals, operate dangerous equipment, are challenged physically or work graveyard shifts. Such conditions at work or the very nature of your employee’s work increases their risk for illness and/or injury.

For this reason, the government has established rules and regulations that protect and promote the health and safety of your employees.

Under Rule 1960: Occupational Health Services of the Occupational Health and Safety Standards of the Department of Labor and Employment, every employer/ company is required by law to provide an emergency medical clinic in the workplace for their employees.

Traditionally, a company clinic exist as a standby emergency medical facility for injured workers. Although it is still the primary function, companies are now expanding the role of their company clinics to include other functions such as on-site healthcare services, administration of benefits, vetting of sick leaves, monitoring of employee health and promoting occupational health and safety.

The presence of on-site primary healthcare services provides convenience to employees seeking care for simple medical complaints or conditions that would likely lead to the reduction of unnecessary and costly referrals to outside medical care.

With medical professionals staffing the clinics, companies would also have the capability and expertise to vet or validate employee sick leaves thereby preventing abuse and fraud.

Another important function of the clinic is the monitoring of the health of its employees. With information culled from pre-employment screenings, annual physical exams and health records, the company clinic can help the company identify potential risks and causes, make decisions, improve policies, procedures and work environment, develop strategies and implement programs that are specific and targeted to improving employee health and promoting occupational health and safety.

Affinitas offers companies with Clinic Management Solutions that addresses their needs for expert services from hiring, training and selection of qualified medical personnel to managing the daily operations of their company’s clinics.

Table 1: Hazardous Workplaces

Employees Clinic Staff No. of Hours/Week
Less than 10
First Aider
Full Time
100-199
Part Time Nurse
24 hrs/week (4 hrs/day, 6 days/week)
First Aider
Full Time
200-600
Part Time Physician
12 hrs/week (4 hrs/day, 3 days/week)
Part Time Dentist
12 hrs/week (4 hrs/day, 3 days/week)
Nurse
Full Time
First Aider
Full Time
601-2,000
Full Time Physician
48 hrs/week (8 hrs/day, 6 days/week)
Full Time Dentist
48 hrs/week (8 hrs/day, 6 days/week)
Nurse
Full Time
First Aider
Full Time
> 2,000
Full Time Physician
48 hrs/week (8 hrs/day, 6 days/week)
Part Time Physician
24 hrs/week (4 hrs/day, 6 days/week)
Full Time Dentist
48 hrs/week (8 hrs/day, 6 days/week)
Nurse
Full Time
First Aider
Full Time

Table 2: Non Hazardous Workplaces

Employees Clinic Staff No. of Hours/Week
1-99
First Aider
Full Time
100-199
Part Time Nurse
24 hrs/week (4 hrs/day, 6 days/week)
First Aider
Full Time
200-600
12 hrs/week (4 hrs/day, 3 days/week)
Part Time Dentist
12 hrs/week (4 hrs/day, 3 days/week)
Nurse
Full Time
First Aider
Full Time
601-2,000
Full Time Physician
24 hrs/week (4 hrs/day, 6 days/week)
Full Time Dentist
24 hrs/week (4 hrs/day, 6 days/week)
Nurse
Full Time
First Aider
Full Time
> 2,000
Full Time Physician
48 hrs/week (8 hrs/day, 6 days/week)
Part Time Physician
24 hrs/week (4 hrs/day, 6 days/week)
Full Time Dentist
48 hrs/week (8 hrs/day, 6 days/week)
Nurse
Full Time
First Aider
Full Time

Contact Us!