Mercy Clinics

Occupational Health

Mercy Occupational Health
269 North First Avenue
(lower level back side of building)
Iowa City, IA 52245
Phone: 319-339-3921
Fax: 319-339-3858

  Hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.     

John J. Machuta, MD
Thomas R. Dean, PA-C
Malerie Plank, DNP, FNP-C 

Mercy Occupational Health has proudly served businesses in Iowa City and surrounding communities since 1994. Our health care professionals are specialists in Occupational Medicine and they, together with all of our staff, are committed to keeping workers healthy, giving them prompt medical care after an injury, and returning them to work quickly. Efficiency, outstanding communication, superior staff, and high quality, cost effective care makes Mercy Occupational Health the exceptional choice for southeast Iowa employers.

If the clinic is closed and you need to speak to someone immediately you may contact a Mercy On Call nurse at 319-358-2767 or 1-800-358-2767. For after hours injury care and drug/alcohol screening, employees can go the Mercy Hospital emergency department and then contact our clinic the next business day.

At Mercy Occupational Health, we know that a healthy workforce is a productive workforce. We seek to form a partnership between employer, employee and insurer and to minimize the risk of work related injuries. We offer a wide range of services tailored to serve the health needs of individuals and business communities.

For injury and non-injury care, professional attention is provided to employees by our team of occupational health professionals, including board certified doctors, physician assistants, nurses and therapists. In addition, we work closely with specialists within the local community who supply an important link when specialty care is necessary, and we have close working relationships with several rehabilitation providers.

When making decisions that pertain to evaluating and treating the employee, we also take into consideration our extensive knowledge of the workplace, the job, the employer's needs, and the overall reduction of risk. This unique approach enables us to offer a comprehensive focus to help with injury and non-injury business health services.

Evaluation and Treatment of Work Related Injuries

  • Lacerations
  • Low Back Pain
  • Strains
  • Sprains
  • Contusions
  • Eye Injuries
  • Burns
  • Cumulative Trauma
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Blood Borne Pathogen Exposures
  • Appropriate and timely referrals to board certified specialists within the local community

Prevention and Surveillance

  • Audiograms
  • Spirometry (Pulmonary Function Testing)
  • Respiratory Fit Testing
  • Lift Evaluations
  • Pre-Employment Work Screenings
  • Vaccinations (Flu Shots, Hepatitis A and B, Tetanus, etc.)
  • Tuberculosis Testing
  • Vision Testing and Evaluation

Physical Exams

  • DOT Physicals
  • Post Job Offer Physicals
  • Respiratory Physical Examinations
  • Annual & Periodic Surveillance Exams
  • Fitness-for-Duty Examinations
  • Return to Work Evaluations
  • Specialty Physical Examinations and Screening
  • Hazardous Material Examinations (Haz-Mat)
     Substance Abuse Screening
  • After hours DOT and non-DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing
  • DOT Consortium
  • Medical Review Officer (MRO) Services
  • Random Drug and Alcohol Selections

On-Site and Other Services

  • Vaccinations
  • Drug Testing
  • Employee Wellness Services
  • Educational Programs
  • Job Analysis & Physician Worksite Visits
  • Consultative Services
     Rehabilitation Services available from several collaborative therapy providers
  • Work Hardening
  • Functional Job Analysis
  • Post Job Offer Functional Screens
  • Ergonomic Consultations

Consent to Release Medical Records

General Forms

Employer Request for Evaluation

Employer Request for Evaluation and Treatment
(Form should be sent with the employee.)

Demographic Information

Injury Forms

Injury/Incident Health History Questionnaire  

Physical Forms

Physical Health History Questionnaire 
Independent Medical Evaluation Health History Questionnaire  

     Helpful Links

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Centers for Disease Control

Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association

Institute for a Drug Free Workplace

Iowa Workforce Development

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

U.S. Department of Transportation

Consumer Safety

Consumer Drug