If, while on the job, an employee suffers an injury or illness resulting from work or the work environment that requires first or non-emergency medical care, the employee should notify his/her supervisor as soon as possible and report to the Biola Health Center to obtain treatment. The Biola Health Center is normally staffed from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. An EMT may be available at the Health Center after hours. The center will either treat your injury or direct you to an authorized medical facility close to campus. If you are injured when the Biola Health Center is closed, or for a life threatening emergency, call Campus Safety at ext. 5111 or (562) 777-4000.
Immediate Medical Center
15330 Valley View Ave., Suite 1
La Mirada, CA 90638
24 hours per day, 7 days per wekk
Alternate Medical Facility
St. Jude Heritage Medical Group (Do not go to the hospital ER unless it is a life-threatening injury)
2251 N. Harbor Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92835
Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday through Sunday, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Must have a Medical Authorization Form
All work related injuries or illnesses must be reported to Human Resources as soon as possible along with the required injury/illness report. Illnesses such as cold or flu are not covered under workers' compensation and injuries or illnesses taking place on lunch periods may not be covered. If a work injury or illness requires more than simple first aid, workers' compensation paperwork must be completed as soon as possible. The reported information will enable the university to review the circumstances surrounding the injury/illness, take corrective action, and where required, report recordable injuries and illnesses to OSHA.
Where a doctor determines that the injury requires time off work and/or a limitation of work activities, all documentation, including a release to return to work, should be submitted to the employee's supervisor and Human Resources.
Biola's workers' compensation insurance carrier pays all medical costs up to $10,000 for before a claim is accepted. If a work injury/illness causes an employee to miss more than three days of work, the workers' compensation insurance will pay two-thirds of the employee's average wage, subject to minimums and maximums set by state legislature, starting after the third day of missed work. Accrued sick, personal, or vacation time may be used to make up the remaining one-third of lost wages. If the employee is hospitalized or is disabled for more than 14 calendar days, the insurance carrier will pay lost wages starting on the first day.
Biola workers' compensation carrier is a part of the Medical Provider Network. An injured employee needs to have an authorization slip and go to one of the facilities listed above for his/her first appointment. Employees are allowed to request a different doctor within the Medical Provider Network after the initial doctor visit.
If an employee has pre-designated his/her own pysician for workers' compensation treatment, he/she can still go to one of the facilities listed above for treatement or to his/her own physician. In order for an employee to go to a pre-designated physician, he/she must first report to HR and have a doctor signed pre-designation form on file before the date of injury.
Workers' Compensation fraud is a felony. "Any person who makes or causes to be made any knowingly false or fraudulent materials statement or material representation for the purpose of obtaining or denying workers' compensation benefits or payments is guilty of a felony and may be punished by imprisonment in county jail for one year, or in state prison for up to five years, an/or fined up to $150,000 or double the value of the fraud (whichever is greater), and ordered to pay restitution for any medical evaluation or treatment." (Insurance Code Sec. 1871.4)