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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH

The purpose of occupational health is to medically evaluate individuals so a safe and healthy workforce can be maintained; to assist in the prevention and reduction of work place injuries and illnesses; and provide expert consultation. Services are provided by a highly skilled staff and are available to all City employees and departments.

PRIMARY SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Alcohol/Drug Testing
  • Medical Surveillance Evaluations
  • Blood Borne Pathogen Exposures
  • Pre-employment Medical Examinations
    A pre-employment medical examination is required for all candidates prior to starting the position.  The extent of the medical examination depends on the job classification, regulatory requirements and the candidate's history.  
    The goal of the pre-employment medical examination is to:
    • To determine the candidate's ability to perform the essential functions of the job without risk to himself or others.
    • To establish a base for future appointments regulated by Cal-OSHA and the Department of Transportation.  Examples are Hearing tests, vision tests and lab work.  
    • o screen prospective employees for safety sensitive positions for drug abuse. Although marijuana is legal in the State of California, it is not permitted for prospective and current  City employees under the Federal  regulations.
    • To determine if accommodations are needed.
  • Commercial Driver's License (DL51)
  • Return to Work Evaluations
  • Immunizations

PSYCHOLOGY

The purpose of the Psychology Section is to evaluate individuals to maintain a safe and healthy workforce, to evaluate threats of work place violence, to provide post-critical incident assessments, and provide expert consultation. Extensive psychological assessments and testing are performed as necessary by a highly skilled staff of psychologists. Services are available to all City employees upon request.

PRIMARY SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Consultation
  • Substance Abuse Evaluations
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Work Fitness Evaluations
  • Pre-Placement Psychological Assessments
  • Work Place Violence Assessments
  • Return-To-Work Evaluations

correctional care

The purpose of Correctional Care is to provide high-quality medical care at three designated City jails: Parker Center, Van Nuys, and 77th Street Station. Medical care is provided for arrestees 24-hours per day, seven days a week. In addition to serving the arrestee population, medical care may also be provided to City employees at any of these sites.

The medical and nursing care provided includes pre- and post- booking examinations and treatment, routine daily sick calls and follow-up evaluations and treatments. When presented with complex medical conditions requiring a higher level of care than can be provided at the jail clinic, local medical centers are utilized. In these cases, there is collaboration between law enforcement, correctional care medical services and the receiving medical provider to assure that the highest quality of medical care is provided.

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medical examination

The medical examination and written psychological tests may be administered on the same day and require approximately five to six hours to complete. Candidates must be in excellent physical, emotional, and mental health with no conditions that restrict the ability to safely perform the essential functions of the police officer job. Good physical condition is necessary as training in the Academy is rigorous. Failure to be in excellent physical condition may delay or disrupt training and result in a dismissal from the Academy.

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contact information

open hours of operations

Monday through Friday, excluding City Holidays
6:00 am to 4:00 pm
Please call to verify appointment availability.

division administration

(213) 473-7003
(213) 473-3789 Fax

jail clinics

Parker Center Jail Clinic (213) 356-3750
Van Nuys Jail Clinic (818) 374-9665
77th Street Jail Clinic (213) 473-5023

Medical Appointments

(213) 473-6960

Medical Records Section (Request for Records, Subpoenas)

(213) 473-6960
(213) 473-3774 Fax

Psychology Appointments

(213) 473-6958

Questions Regarding Invoices or Payments

(213) 473-6951