OhioBWC - Basics:  Choosing a physician

Choosing a doctor

When you're hurt on the job, you can see any doctor for your first visit. After that you must select a BWC-certified provider as your physician of record (POR).

  • If you continue to have a non-certified provider treat you, you will be responsible for all medical costs related to your workplace injury.
  • To learn if your doctor is BWC-certified or to find a BWC-certified doctor use our Provider look-up
    Important: While your employer may suggest a doctor for you to visit, you have the right to visit any BWC-certified provider.
  • BWC-certified providers have agreed to provide you with the quality care you need to get back to work.