Desert Sands Unified School District is self-insured for workers' compensation. Keenan & Associates is the district's claims administrator. This means all medical and other costs associated with work injuries are paid directly by the district's general fund.

Employees must report all accidents, injuries, and near accidents/injuries immediately to their supervisor. The supervisor is required to complete an injury report for all workplace injuries and forward the report to Risk Management. The injured employee is responsible to submit a copy of each and every physician work status after a physician appointment. All physician and physical therapy appointment dates and times are required to be reported to your site and Risk Management. It is recommended that all appointments be scheduled after your normal work hours.

If an employee requires medical treatment for a workplace injury or illness, the supervisor will refer the injured worker to Company Nurse at 1-877-518-6702 and reference code QS729. The employee is required contact Risk Management after the physician visit to obtain additional information and treatment authorization forms.

To contact workers' compensation:

Call 760 771-8545 or email us at [email protected]

Company Nurse will direct the injured employee to one of the following locations:


VIP Urgent Care - Indio                                           VIP Urgent Care - Palm Desert 

       81930 Hwy 111                                                        72630 Fred Waring Dr.

       Indio, CA  92201                                                        Palm Desert CA, 92260

(760) 676-9001                                                              (760) 674-1923

  Monday Friday: 8AM 8PM                                                        Monday- Friday: 8AM - 8PM

       Saturday: 9AM 5PM                                                                Saturday & Sunday: 9AM – 5PM

  Sunday: Closed


 VIP Urgent Care - Palm Springs                              Indio Emergency Medical Group

             100 S. Sunrise Way 1293 6th Street   

         Palm Springs, CA  92262 Coachella, CA  92236       

                (760) 969-5999 (760) 391-5151     

     Monday Friday: 8AM 8PM                                  Monday  Friday: 7:30AM  5:30PM

 Saturday & Sunday: 9AM 5PM                                        Saturday & Sunday: Closed                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

You will be asked to show your District identification. In the event of a serious work injury, the employee should be seen at the nearest hospital emergency room and Risk Management should be notified immediately.

Questions regarding workers' compensation benefits and industrial illnesses or injuries should be referred to the Risk Management Department at (760) 771-8545 or email [email protected].

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