When a work related injury or illness occurs, employers want to be able to get their workers cared for quickly, effectively and in a way that supports the worker’s return to work safely. 

At Southwell Medical Clinic we can provide employers and workers with experienced care focused on the workers recovery and safe return to work. Southwell Medical is an Occupational Injury Services (OIS) approved clinic with OIS trained physicians with over 20 years of OIS experience combined as well as a physician with additional occupational health training and membership with the Canadian Board of Occupational Medicine.

What is OIS?

OIS stands for Occupational Injury Services, which is a WCB Alberta program contracted to select clinics across the province to provide specialized care for injured workers.

Who can use OIS?

Any employer with workers in Alberta may access OIS provided that they sign up for the program through WCB Alberta. If you are not already signed up and would like to, you may do so here: 


What are the benefits of OIS?

  • Physicians with experience treating work related injuries and knowledge of WCB processes and expectations.
  • Fast access (target 30 minutes from time of arrival to the clinic). 
  • Extensive assessment. First assessments are lengthy as time is taken to understand the worker’s injury, circumstances around the injury, their job description as well as medical history.
  • Communication with employers is enhanced through more detailed reporting including workers abilities/restrictions as well as in clinic or phone discussions about the worker’s condition.
  • Focus on early, safe, sustainable return to work through utilization of modified duties when possible.
  • Expedited diagnostic and treatment services.
  • Decreased compensation costs through better management of injuries.
  • Follow up care.
  • Same day completion and submission of reports.

For more information on the OIS program, visit WCB Alberta at:


Why Southwell?

  • Experienced family doctors with over 20 years combined OIS experience as well as physician with additional occupational medicine training.Our clinic, including our physicians focuses on relationships and communication with employers.
  • We work hard to support you in your OIS journey by providing education, seeking feedback and understanding your business.
  • We offer clinic tours so employers can know what to expect and meet our staff.
  • We can assist you in implementing OIS into your company procedures in order for you to maximize the OIS benefits. Whether you are new to OIS or have been signed up for many years, we can work with you.
  • Extended OIS operating hours.
Monday to Friday 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Sunday Closed

Still have questions?

Contact our OIS Coordinator at ois@southwellmedical.ca or 780-250-2400 ext 200

+1 780-250-2401
1230 91 St SW #101, Edmonton, AB T6X 0P2, Canada
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