The Work Connection®

The Work Connection serves local employers by providing medical services such as pre-placement evaluations, periodic physicals and medical surveillance, drug testing, injury care, wellness programs, and physical rehabilitation.
Programs & Services
The Work Connection®


The Work Connection® at Holyoke Medical Center can help your business maintain a safe, healthy, and productive workforce.  We offer employers a full range of occupational medicine services, all designed with individual business needs.  Our staff of professionals assists employers by assessing, treating, and participating in the health maintenance and well-being of their employees.

Our efforts enhance employee and worksite health and safety.  Through effective and efficient utilization of medical services, we will work with you to assist with cost reductions whenever possible.  In the event of an employee work-related injury, we will facilitate in guiding your staff through optimal recovery and return to work.

As a department of Holyoke Medical Center, we have a network of providers all available here at our location.  This allows for an easier process for your employees.

Services provided by The Work Connection include:

     Non-Injury Care

     Injury Care

     Worksite Services

To contact The Work Connection,
please call (413) 534-2546.

 


Non-Injury Care

From pre-employment screenings to random drug tests, The Work Connection has a full line of services available to your business.  We have computerized software to randomly select names for drug screens, so that the process is managed fairly, by a party outside of your organization.  The Work Connection can also work with you to establish drug and alcohol policies, if needed.  Other non-injury services include:

  • Pre-placement exams
  • Medical Surveillance Exams
  • DOT Exams with DOT Drug Screening
  • On-site Medical Review Officer
  • Industrial Drug Screening
  • Breath Alcohol Testing
  • Random Drug and Alcohol Pool Management
  • Hearing Testing
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Respirator Fitness Testing
  • Vaccine Administration


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Injury Care

The Clinicians at The Work Connection are specialized in workers compensation claims.  We act as a liaison between the patient, employer, and workers compensation insurance provider.  Assistance will be provided to ensure that your employees have appointments made, kept, and re-evaluated throughout the recovery process. 

Injury-related services include:

  • Evaluation/Treatment of work related injuries, illnesses, and exposures
  • Modified/Light Duty Recommendations
  • Referrals to Specialists
  • Liaison between patient, employer, and workers compensation provider


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Worksite Services

Our services extend on-site into workplaces throughout the region, and our list of client companies represents a cross-section of some of the region’s largest and most progressive firms.  We are proud of our contribution to helping businesses and industries manage health care costs by encouraging health and safety in the workplace.  Worksite services include:

  • Plant Walk Throughs
  • Vaccine Administration:
            Hepatitis B Series
            Influenza
            TB
  • Hearing Conservation
  • Fit Testing
  • Drug Screen Collections
  • Safety In-Services
            Blood Borne Pathogens
            Heat Stress
  • Wellness Programs/Health Fairs
            Cholesterol Screenings
            Weight Management
            Cardiac Health
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The Work Connection
575 Beech Street
Holyoke, MA
(413) 534-2546

Hours of Operation
Weekdays: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
After hours and weekend coverage is available through the Holyoke Medical Center Emergency Department.