Bay of Plenty businesses are embracing a new way of providing health services to their staff – a mobile Fit For Work clinic.

Fit For Work, one of the country’s leading providers of occupational health services, has recently launched the clinic which will travel to workplaces. The clinic has an occupational health doctor and three highly experienced occupational health nurses.

Bay of Plenty is the first region to have one of the clinics, which Fit For Work will eventually roll out in other parts of New Zealand.

If staff are unable to visit the mobile clinic on the day that it is at their workplace, they will be able to attend Fit For Work’s clinic at 26 College Road, Unit 13, Riverslea Mall in Edgecumbe.

Services offered through the mobile clinic and Edgecumbe clinic will include pre-employment health assessments; health monitoring (hearing, vision and lung function tests); occupational health advice; specialty medical assessments (heat stress, breathing apparatus, pilot and Maritime NZ medicals); injury management; alcohol and drug testing; and vaccinations.

Fit For Work has offices across the country, employing more than 90 employees and 200 contracted staff. It provides services to workplaces in all industries, as well as physiotherapy and injury rehabilitation for people of all ages and stages of life.