Consultations for Occupational Medicine
As a centre of clinical expertise in occupational medicine, the IST offers a number of different types of specialised consultations linked to the world of work:
- Consultations for General Occupational Medicine
- Consultation for Stress in the Workplace
- Consultations for Occupational Respiratory Diseases
- OProMa consultations for Occupational Maternity Protection
Appointments for these consultations can be made by workers, their treating physicians (whether general practitioner or specialist) or, in more complex cases, by occupational physicians. Consultations are covered by obligatory basic healthcare insurance (LAMal, the Swiss federal law on health insurance) or accident/occupational health insurance (LAA, the Swiss federal law on accident insurance).
If requested to do so by employers or by the competent authorities, the Institute's occupational health physicians can carry out clinical, legal or health insurance assessments of particular situations.
If your employer or institution has an occupational physician, then he or she should be your first point of contact.