Centers of Occupational Health & Education (COHE)


What does COHE mean to you, the employer?

The Centers of Occupational Health and Education (COHE) work with you, medical providers, employees, and Labor and Industries' claims manager to coordinate care, facilitate communication, and return your employees to work as soon as safely possible.

Through their Health Services Coordinators (HSCs) COHEs offer a variety of services to employers including:

  • Resolving questions and clarifying communication with medical providers.
  • Helping set appropriate return-to-work expectations with injured employees.
  • Helping assess and design return-to-work opportunities.
  • Getting employers access to L&I resources.
  • Training medical providers on occupational health best practices.

Getting your employee back to work makes sense! Research shows that returning to normal activity as soon as safely possible after injury reduces the likelihood of long-term disability.  Helping your employees develop expectations for returning to work and keeping in contact with them so they feel involved in their workplace can improve their outcomes while protecting their income and keeping your premiums lower.

Contact a COHE in your area to verify that an attending doctor is part of a COHE or to contact a Health Services Coordinator.

Employers can review their claim details in the Claim and Account Center (CAC).

Find out more about what L&I has to offer employers of injured workers.

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