Occupational Health and Wellness

We are focused on improving your employees’ health

When you care for your employees, they care about your business. Appletree can serve your organization in 3 key areas:

  • Providing our clients, and their employees, the most choice when accessing medical care, including the greatest number of facilities and the largest coordinated network of providers in Ontario.
  • The broadest range of access options, from in-person care, to on-demand virtual care.
  • On-site, or near-site, clinical services options.

When you require rapid access to excellent care, we have all of your needs covered. We offer a full spectrum of Occupational Health services, allowing you to select the specific services that are important to you, while knowing that you can access any additional services as, and when, needed.

Please review our list of services and contact us if you are looking for ways to improve your employees’ engagement and health. We look forward to speaking with you and understanding your needs, to determine how we can be of service to you and your organization.

Occupational Health Programs & Services

WSIB Management Program

Lost labour time due to workplace injury places tremendous strain on the worker, the employer, and society. When an employee is injured at work, rapid access to same day care is critical. The sooner an injured employee is seen by a doctor, the sooner they can begin their recovery, and the more likely that they will successfully reintegrate in the workplace. Appletree offers employers a WSIB Management Program that provides injured employees with prompt WSIB assessments, typically on the same day.

It is advantageous to both employee and employer to be assessed by a physician who is highly knowledgeable about WSIB processes, and who also who specializes in treating patients with occupational injuries. Thanks to our broad network Medical Centres, we have many doctors who will assess your injured worker promptly and thoroughly. You simply call our Occupational Health Program coordinator, and they will arrange a same day appointment for your injured employee at a location convenient to them.

If you are an employer who would benefit from this Program, please fill out the contact form below and we will contact you within 2 business days.

Health Assessments and Medical Examinations

A health assessment or medical examination helps determine whether an employee, student, or applicant can meet the physical or emotional demands of a particular job or position. Appletree is a leading provider of health assessments and medical examinations for employees, students, professionals, government applicants, and members of associations. We provide an extensive number of locations for your employees, students, applicants or members to visit, and we ensure that all assessments and examinations are completed accurately, professionally, and on time.

The content of these assessments and examinations vary widely across industries. If your organization is updating or developing a Pre-Assessment or Annual Health Assessment policy, Appletree has experienced Occupational Health physicians that can save you considerable time and expense in developing appropriate guidelines and forms for your organization.

All appointments are booked via our Program Coordinator and services are available 7 days a week. Any lab work required is arranged with one of two major laboratories in the Province, and results are returned to us quickly to ensure timely completion of the service. Your employees are provided with a free Appletree Patient Portal, so that they can monitor their test result status online.

Travel Medicine and Vaccinations

Travel Medicine addresses the prevention and management of infectious diseases in travelers. Apart from administering vaccines, your Travel Medicine physician provides safety advice and identifies environmental risks.

A Travel Medicine consultation prior to an employee’s departure is a key component in ensuring a safe and healthy trip. Ideally, the travelling employee should book an appointment with our Travel Medicine Program soon after travel arrangements have been made, or at least 4 weeks prior to their departure. However, even a last minute traveler can benefit from a consultation with one of our physicians.

During the visit, we will review the employee’s vaccination history, personal health history, itinerary, and planned activities to determine which vaccines they will need to help keep them healthy during their trip.

MTO and Drivers' Medical Examinations

Our physicians provide MTO and Drivers’ Medical Examination to professional drivers at Appletree Medical Centres across the Greater Toronto and Ottawa regions.

We provide the largest number of convenient locations for MTO and drivers’ medicals for professional drivers who require an A, B, C, E or F license, whether working in Transportation or other industries. Drivers can book their Ministry of Transportation examination online at any time through their Patient Portal, or by contacting us. Group discounts, and dedicated clinic hours, are also available for employers and agencies with more than 20 drivers. If you are an employer, please fill out the contact form below and we will contact you within 2 business days.

We serve all professional drivers and students who need an MTO examination including:

  • Logistics/Trucking companies
  • Police
  • Firefighters
  • EMS and Ambulance
  • School Bus Drivers
  • TTC, OC Transpo, GO Transit, and other Public Transit Drivers
  • Waste Removal Workers
  • Airport Workers
  • Construction, Mining, and Heavy Equipment Workers

Do I need an MTO Medical Certificate and how often does it need to be repeated? 

For more information about MTO rules for all license types, please visit MTO’s website.

Expert Assessments

Occasionally employers require the expertise of an independent physician to evaluate an employee, clarify limitations on activities or medication use (for example, cannabis or opioids), the medical need for an accommodation, resolve conflicting or unclear medical opinions, or provide an objective prognosis. Appletree’s occupational health physicians can provide these expert assessments, giving you the information that you need to make health-related operational and administrative decisions.

If you are an employer seeking an Expert Assessment, please contact us using the form below and we will respond within 2 business days.

Occupational Health Inquiries

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Healthcare that fits your life.

From your home, office or neighborhood, there’s an Appletree doctor available to provide medical care.