Allied health professionals make up 60% of the total health workforce. These professionals work to deliver high-quality patient care services for the identification, prevention, and treatment of disabilities, disorders, and diseases.
There are hundreds of allied health professions and over six million people in allied health jobs, including clinical laboratory personnel, physical therapy, occupational therapy, dietetic services, medical record personnel, radiologic services, speech-language pathology and audiology, and respiratory therapy. The fastest-growing allied health profession is physical therapy. Physical therapists work with patients who have debilitating medical conditions or who are recovering from a procedure or injury. Job growth for physical therapists is expected to increase by 36% by 2022. Allied health does not include physicians, nurses, dentists, or podiatrists.
Allied health professionals work to make the health care system function by providing a range of diagnostic, technical, therapeutic, and direct patient care and support services. They are critical to the other health professionals they work with and the patients they serve. Many allied healthcare providers not only work in hospitals but also in areas such as assisted living facilities, schools, and their patients’ homes.
Our Allied Health Insurance Program
Highland Risk Services, a leading national wholesaler, specializes in providing comprehensive insurance programs for allied health care service providers. Our programs are offered exclusively through retail agents and include coverage for professional liability, general liability, employee benefits liability, sexual misconduct, commercial property, business auto, workers compensation, as well as other key coverages.
You can get a more detailed view of our program highlights here. In addition, Highland Risk works with top-tier, A-rated markets, with our programs available nationally.
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What we do is not as important as how we do it. We invite you to explore the Highland Risk difference. Just give us call at (847) 832-9100 to learn more about us, our coverage lines and programs and how we can serve you and your clients’ needs.