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Federal Occupational Health (FOH) is a non-appropriated agency within the Program Support Center (PSC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). FOH works in partnership with federal organizations nationally and internationally to design and deliver comprehensive occupational health solutions exclusively to federal employees.

Our mission is to improve the health, safety, and productivity of federal employees.

FOH is the largest provider of occupational health services in the federal government, serving more than 360 federal agencies and reaching 1.8 million federal employees. Created in 1946 by an amendment to the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C.), FOH has more than 67 years of experience providing services exclusively to Federal agencies.

In 1984, FOH became fully reimbursable, operating free of congressional appropriations. This means that FOH operates like a business within the government and charges government agencies for the services it provides them.

Over the years, FOH has created numerous programs to:

  • Improve the health and fitness of Federal employees
  • Prevent and reduce workplace illnesses and injuries
  • Improve employee/employer relationships
  • Decrease absenteeism and employee turnover
  • Expand leadership development and change management solutions
  • Decrease costs associated with workers' compensation claims
  • Help agencies comply with OSHA regulatory requirements

Clinical services, including emergency response; physical exams; immunizations; vision and health screenings; and health risk appraisals are available at FOH’s more than 300 Health and Wellness Centers located in federal buildings throughout the United States and through a large network of more than 15,000 private-provider physicians and nurses.

FOH provides Wellness/Fitness services to federal agencies nationwide. FOH Wellness/Fitness services provide numerous benefits that improve organizational effectiveness such as reduced absenteeism and healthcare costs; greater job satisfaction; and improved morale.

FOH’s EAP services are provided by staff counselors located in 75 counseling offices in federal buildings as well as through a vast network of affiliate counselors in approximately 17,000 locations across the country and overseas.

FOH’s Environmental Health and Safety program helps agencies identify and resolve environmental health issues by addressing them early through assessments, abatement programs, and on-going monitoring, as well as specialized training for employees and managers.

The PSC offers additional shared services and products to HHS and other federal agencies, enabling them to better focus on their core mission and achieve mission-critical results including:

Please contact PSC or FOH for more information on how we can best assist your agency.

Program Support Center (PSC)
Phone: 1-855-941-HELP (1-855-941-4357)
Email: GovZoneSupport@psc.hhs.gov

Federal Occupational Health (FOH)
Phone: 1-800-457-9808
Email: FOHportal@email.foh.dhhs.gov

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