Learn what services are provided at the third level of treatment.
Tertiary (third level) treatment programs provide multiple services by an interdisciplinary team of care providers experienced in the management of injury with permanent impairments and/or significant psychosocial and pain management issues.
At the third level of treatment:
- Functional impairment may be far greater than expected.
- Psychosocial and pain management issues often interfere with the injured worker’s participation in a treatment program and prevent recovery and/or the worker may have permanent restrictions from the pre-injury job.
- Programs are available regionally, generally last eight to 12 weeks and have a functional focus.
- Development and support of the worker’s transitional and full return-to-work plans are part of the treatment process.
If a worker participates in a secondary or tertiary treatment program, please fill in the Notification of Intake for Secondary or Tertiary Treatment Program form (MCARETX).