In accordance with the Colorado Workers' Compensation Act, your employer must provide up to four medical providers for you to choose as your health care provider for your work-related injury or illness. If an employer is a health care provider that has its own occupational health care clinic, it is not required to provide an alternate provider from outside its own system.
If your employer has designated the Center for Occupational Safety and Health as one of the providers for your work-related injury or illness, you can choose to be seen at the COSH clinic. If your treating physician determines that consultation with a specialist is required at any time during the course of your care, you will be referred to an appropriate specialist. You will partner with your COSH provider to determine your return to work plan if required.