Get Your Flu Shot – December 1 is the Last Day!


Occupational Health Services (OHS) will provide flu shots for all staff. 

The flu cart will be available at North Decatur and will be stationed outside of the clinic. 

To get biometrics drawn, employees will need to schedule an appointment to be seen in the clinic. 

Downtown Decatur: The nurse is onsite Monday, Wednesday and Friday. No Appointment is needed. 

Hillandale: The nurse is onsite Monday through Friday. You can contact her at 1-8184 for available times to receive the flu shot as well as biometrics 

All WorksWell Clinics will be closed November 24th and 25th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. 

November 30th is the last day for flu and biometrics at all campuses.

For a detailed flu schedule, click on the attachment: november-2016-calendar-landscape.pdf.

Before you get the flu shot, here are 3 easy steps to follow:

  1. Create a WorksWell Employee Portal Account.
  2. Sign the Influenza Vaccine Consent Form (within 5 days of getting the flu shot).
  3. Get The Shot! (See schedule below)

WorksWell Online Employee Portal

For the first time, employees can view and print their personal Occupational Health records, complete consent forms for immunizations and other online services through the WorksWell Online Employee Portal.

This year, employees are required to create a WorksWell account and complete an influenza vaccine consent form before getting their flu shot. Employees must get the flu shot within 5 days of submitting the consent form.  After 5 days the consent form is no longer valid and employees will need to sign the form again.

The WorksWell Portal requires Google Chrome or IE9 or higher to operate. You can also get to the WorksWell site from your smart phone, iPad or home computer. Employees who do not have Chrome or IE9 or higher can use a workstation at one of the following locations:

Hillandale – Outside the Occupational Health Office.

Downtown Decatur – Outside the Occupational Health Office.

*Important note: The IT Service Desk will not load Chrome or IE9 at this time on any other computer due to conflicts with various Clinical Applications.

To get instructions for creating a WorksWell Employee Portal account and to complete the consent form, open the attached document: Instructions to set up your WorksWell Online Employee Portal account.pdf

To view the Flu Vaccination FAQ Sheet, open the attached document: Flu FAQs_ CH update.pdf

FLU shots will be available until December 1st. To schedule a flu shot on December 1st call: 1 – 5575 or 1 – 1438 or 1 – 1031.


Congratulations “Name the Robot” Winners


The North Decatur robot is named Neurobot! The Hillandale’s robot is named Harvey!

Two contestants recommended “Neurobot” for the ND campus: Marty Kelvas from Pharmacy and India Cornileus from IRC/3600.

Hillandale’s winner is Max Lasiy from Outpatient Rehab at Hillandale.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this contest!

Got Pain? Physical Therapists Can Help


October is National Physical Therapy month and we celebrate our physical therapists.

Physical therapists are experts in improving a patients mobility and motion. Pain-free movement is crucial to a good quality of life, your ability to earn a living, your ability to pursue your favorite leisure activities, and so much more!

For example: 

  • Movement is essential to physical activity, which is necessary to prevent obesity, which is responsible for at least 18% of US adult deaths.
  • Mobility is crucial for physical independence, and studies suggest that walking alone can reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, hip fracture, and knee arthritis, among other benefits.
  • Consistent movement is vital to maintaining a healthy balance system, which can help prevent costly falls. 

Thank you DeKalb Medical physical therapists for all you do!

Check out the attached flyer for information on how physical therapy can help for pain management: physical-therapists