Injury or Illness

What to do if you are injured at work or exposed to something potentially infectious

Seek medical treatment as soon as possible! University employees may choose their treating provider, but we do recommend the nearest HealthPartners Occupational and Environmental Medicine (HPOEM) location to ensure timely treatment and to reduce the chance of billing issues. It is recommended that you call ahead at (952) 883-6999 to reduce wait times. If you cannot get through by phone, proceed directly to the clinic. If you are located outside of the Twin Cities, find clinic information on our Clinical Services page. Information on applying immediate first aid when the incident involves something potentially infectious can be found on the Accidental or Potential Exposure page.

Notice: The HealthPartners Riverside clinic has permanently closed. Occupational health services are available at the following locations:

HealthPartners St. Paul Clinic - 205 Wabasha Street South, Saint Paul, MN 55107
HealthPartners West Occupational Medicine Clinic - 1665 Utica Avenue S., St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Park Nicollet Clinic and Specialty Center - 3850 Park Nicollet Blvd, Saint Louis Park, MN, 55416 
Stillwater Medical Group (Fit Testing Currently NOT Available) - 1500 Curve Crest Blvd, Stillwater, MN, 55082

Outside of normal hours, call the HPOEM 24/7 CareLine at (612) 339-3663 or 1-800-284-9745 (TTY 952-883-5474) for directions on where to go for treatment or visit the nearest Emergency Department.

Report Your Incident

Employees must report work-related injuries/illnesses as soon as possible to their supervisor and complete the electronic University of Minnesota First Report of Injury Form (E-FROI) online within 8 business hours after injury. This is required to ensure appropriate follow-up and eligibility for Workers Compensation coverage.

If exposure has occurred during work on an Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) protocol, an Incident Report Form must be submitted to the IBC.

For additional information on reporting Workers Compensation Related Injuries, see Human Resources' Workers Compensation Policy.