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Welcome to Sacramento Occupational Medical Center (SAC-OMC)

We specialize in occupational medicine and offer a full spectrum of medical care customized to help employers increase productivity and profitability while delivering quality care to their injured employees.

This site has been designed to help you, as an employer, a patient, an insurer or provider, better understand all aspects of SAC-OMC mission, which is occupational health and injury care. Our goal is to provide you with a resource for all your occupational health needs.

Products and Services

Our Core Values



We understand the stress that a work related injury causes in the lives of our patients, their families, coworkers and employers.



SAC-OMC’s primary care providers and specialists work together to deliver medical care that reduces pain and maximizes function.



We use a fully integrated EMR to efficiently communicate the appropriate information to all parties without delay.



Each client is assigned to a customer service representative who is available to speak with you about your service requirements.

Our Team

Steven A. Gest, M.D.

CEO and Medical Director

A graduate of Thomas Jefferson University (1985), Dr. Gest is board certified in Family Practice (AAMS) and Emergency Medicine (AAPS).

Patricia Hopp, PhD, NP

Chief Operating Officer

Patricia Hopp received her MS and PhD at the University of California, San Francisco, where she currently serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor.

Our History

Our first clinic, EOMC, was started in 2002 with the belief that a locally owned and operated medical clinic focused on the care of injured workers and their employers could provide the medical treatment and customer service that was needed for local businesses to succeed.

After much deliberation, a clinic site at the Emeryville Public Market was chosen and construction started. Much to everyone’s surprise – even before the sheet rock was up – patients started arriving at our door and Dr. Gest was seeing the first patients. Reflecting the founders’ belief that care was more efficient if it occurred in a single place, under one philosophy of care: physical therapy, occupational therapy, orthopedic and hand surgery consultations were incorporated into the service offering.

As California moved toward adopting a unified medical treatment utilization schedule that included other physical medicine specialties physiatry, chiropractic and acupuncture treatment was added in accordance with this schedule.

Initially using pencil and paper charts and an industrial grade fax machine EOMC started growing. As growth occurred it became clear that automation was necessary to keep up with the information needs of patients, employers, and insurers. Early in 2004 at the suggestion of Patricia Hopp, PhD, NP, SAC-OMC started customizing an electronic medical record for its occupational medicine practice. Charts now became legible and able to be autofaxed. Doctor’s first report of injury became part of the initial charting procedure.

As employer became aware of SAC-OMC and its partner clinics, more and more started sending their employees. Some employers were small with 5-10 employees and some were much larger – as many as 7000 employees!

SAC-OMC’s focus on prompt care with an emphasis on having injured workers recover in the workplace appealed to many employers and insurers. At their request SAC-OMC’s team expanded to Santa Cruz – operating as Santa Cruz Occupational Medical Center and Redding as Redding Occupational Medical Center. In fact over 2000 client companies have now received services at SAC-OMC and its affiliated clinics.


Are appointments necessary?

Appointments are never needed for new injuries. We accept new injuries on a walk-in basis, with appropriate authorization. Appointments are preferred but not required for all other services.

Does SAC-OMC accept my insurance?

SAC-OMC is recognized as the preferred provider for many workers’ compensation insurance companies because of our high quality of care, convenience, and reporting capabilities. SAC-OMC accepts all workers’ compensation insurance.
For urgent care, payment at the point of service is required. An itemized receipt is provided to you that may be submitted your insurance company.

Does SAC-OMC perform pre-employment physicals?

We provide a variety of physical examinations:
Annual Firefighter Police
Respirator fit
Post exposure

What are the hours of operation?

SAC-OMC clinic is open Monday through Friday 8:30 am – 5 pm

What is Occupational Medicine?

Occupational Medicine is the branch of clinical medicine most active in the field of Occupational Health. Its principal role is the provision of health advice to organizations and individuals to ensure that the highest standards of Health and Safety at work can be achieved and maintained. Occupational Physicians must have a wide knowledge of clinical medicine and be competent in a number of important areas.

What is Workers Compensation?

Workers Compensation is an employee benefit that provides medical care for employees who are injured in the course of employment. For more information visit: https://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/WCFaqIW.html

What services are available after hours?

By prior arrangement, we have 24/7 phone triage and drug testing available with our after hours on call services. Many employers have found our telemedicine solution helpful in meeting their extended hours and weekend care needs.

Which services are available at my company?

The following is a partial list of the services available on-site to you at your company:
Physical Exams Pulmonary Function Testing
Drug Screening
Workers’ Compensation Injury/Illness Exams
Private Medical Visits
Onsite Professional Staffing (Physician, Nurse Practitioner, or Medical Assistant)
Please refer to the OnSite Care Section of our website for more On-Site Services information and ask about our new e-Visit program.