Physical Exams

Physical Exams

Physical Exams

Northwestern Medicine offers comprehensive physical exams to ensure that your employees can perform their job duties, and follow-up and surveillance exams to ensure they’re staying healthy on the job—helping you avoid injuries and costly downtime.

Physical exams offered in the Academic Medical Center

Our specialists have extensive experience with post-offer physical exams (including job function screens) as well as municipal, state and federally required services including:

  • Department of Transportation (DOT) physical: Exam includes medical history, vision acuity, dip stick urinalysis
  • Illinois school bus physical: Exam includes medical history, vision acuity, dip stick urinalysis
  • Job function screens: Exam determines ability to perform essential job functions
  • Non-DOT physical examination: Exam includes medical history, vision acuity, dip stick urinalysis
  • Police/Firefighter physical
  • Executive physicals

In addition, we manage annual programs to satisfy OSHA requirements for respirator use, exposure to Ethylene Oxide,Tuberculosis (TB) and hearing conservation. Special requirement/procedure services include:

  • Audiology hearing screen
  • Respirator fit testing
  • Review of OSHA respirator form
  • Spirometry
  • TB test

Physical exams offered in the Western Suburbs

Our specialists offer customized physicals to suit the requirements of your industry, as well as DOT or OSHA requirements, to help your business stay in compliance. Our physical exams are designed to meet your specific business needs and to suit the position for which you are hiring. Tests include:

  • Chest X-ray
  • Drug screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Functional job screening
  • Laboratory testing
  • Lift testing
  • Hearing screening (OSHA surveillance testing available)
  • Height/weight/vital signs
  • Pulmonary function testing (with respirator certification)
  • Vision screening (near, distance, color and stereopsis available)

DOT physicals

Services for business regulated by the DOT include:

OSHA-mandated Medical Surveillance physicals

Our specialists offer services to satisfy your company requirements for medical surveillance testing and records retention to comply with regulations related to asbestos, respirator use and other factors. Our specialists are familiar with federal regulations and can create a custom program to meet your needs, including:

  • Chest X-ray
  • Height/weight/vital signs
  • Laboratory screening
  • On-site OSHA hearing testing and training
  • On-site respirator fit testing and training
  • Physical exams
  • Pulmonary function testing (with respirator certification)
  • Vision and hearing screening

Wellness and executive physicals
Wellness and executive physicals are custom designed to each employee’s age, gender, personal and family health history. Services include:

  • Cardiac treadmill stress testing
  • Chest X-ray
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Hearing screening
  • Laboratory testing
  • Mammography
  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Results letter from doctor
  • Vision screening

In today’s competitive business environment, employee productivity is a top concern. As your occupational health partner, Northwestern Medicine Travel Medicine and Corporate Health Streeterville has the experience and business know-how to help you keep your workplace safer and more health-oriented, and your staff as productive as possible. To request services, please complete the Treatment Authorization Form.

Choose Northwestern Medicine Travel Medicine and Corporate Health Streeterville for:

  • More than 25 years of occupational health experience
  • Flexibility to custom-design a program for your company’s needs
  • A full menu of employee health services, from post-offer physicals and wellness programs to injury prevention and rehabilitation
  • Compliance with all DOT and other regulatory requirements
  • Services to help you control and reduce workers’ compensation and business costs
  • Five convenient clinics and 10 locations for comprehensive after-hours care