If there are work-related performance issues or an injury, a FTW may be conducted to determine the underlying causes, extent of pre-existing or current health problems and the efficacy of current medical treatment, with a view to further recommendations for investigations and treatment. This evaluation may be requested by an employer or an insurance carrier to obtain an independent opinion of the clinical status of the individual. Based on a brief review of the individual’s history, an interview process and an objective medical assessment, HUM provides a detailed, highly defensible report.
A Fitness To Work assessment is usually necessary if someone has been off work on disability. It is usually preceded by an IME. Sometimes, a FTW assessment results in a recommendation for an IME if issues are identified during a FTW assessment that require a more thorough review of the person’s past health and/or more investigations and treatment.
There are 3 assessment options available at Health Upwardly Mobile for Fit To Work assessments:
*All types of work assessments include an initial meeting with a Registered Nurse where background and demographic information is collected along bio-psycho-social-spiritual dimensions.
Anyone can self-refer to Health Upwardly Mobile for a Fitness to Work evaluation, and there is no wait list or prerequisites to starting. All it takes to get started is a phone call.
After the comprehensive assessment has been completed, the cost of the fitness to work assessment and report will be anywhere from $150-$1200 depending on the time required to do the FTW and report.