Centers of Occupational Health & Education (COHE)


What does COHE mean to you, the worker?

Back to work, back to health. Research shows that returning to normal activity as soon as safely possible after injury reduces the likelihood of long-term disability. Developing goals for returning to work may improve your overall health and outcomes while protecting your income and benefits. 

The Centers of Occupational Health & Education (COHEs) offer training and resources to your doctor, but may also be able to help you to plan your return to work. COHEs have Health Services Coordinators (HSCs) that work with doctors, employers, and you to understand your restrictions and find work that is within your restrictions.

Your COHE doctor can help you by:

  • Referring you to a COHE HSC for care coordination or help with returning to work.
  • Communicating with your employer if you are unable to return to work due to your injury or medical condition.

Contact the COHE to verify that your doctor is participating or to contact your doctor's HSC.

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

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


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