Federal Occupational Health

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Port Sulphur, LA, 3-13-06 -- Myer Blatt RN stocks medical supplies at this Federal Occupational Health (FOH) site for Federal and contract workers in Port Sulphur, Plaquemines Parish, LA. This facility sits in a 45 mile stretch with virtually no habitable houses or buildings and was under twenty feet of water following the storm. Marvin Nauman/FEMA photo.

Federal Occupational Health (or FOH) is a service unit within the United States Department of Health and Human Services program support center and a component of the U.S. Public Health Service. It helps maintain the health of 2.9 million U.S. government employees.

The unit was created in 1946 by an amendment to the Public Health Service Act and provides services exclusively to federal agencies and the Department of Defense. It is currently the largest provider of clinical, wellness/fitness, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), work/life, and environmental health and safety services to the federal government.

It has 300 health centers throughout the U.S. and a network of over 700 private-provider physicians and nurses through which it provides clinical services, including emergency response, physical exams, immunizations, vision and health screenings, and health risk appraisals. It also maintains more than 200 counseling offices in federal buildings as well as a network of affiliate counselors in approximately 1,000 locations across the country.

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