Cost-Efficiency and Convenience: The Dual Benefits of Near-Site Health Clinics

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Studies show that employee health is intricately connected to organizational effectiveness, prompting employers to provide employees with comprehensive health and wellness initiatives. One of the most transformative trends is near-site health clinics. These clinics are positioned near the workplace and provide comprehensive healthcare services to employees. As a departure from traditional healthcare models, near-site clinics promise cost-efficiency and convenience. By investing in employees’ long-term health and well-being, organizations can create a healthier, more resilient workforce.

Cost-Efficiency in Healthcare

In corporate healthcare, employers grapple with rising insurance premiums, particularly as the health of the workforce declines. The sedentary nature of the office can lead to many chronic illnesses, resulting in higher insurance premiums for employers. Employee health issues also often lead to absenteeism, significantly reducing organizational productivity. Minor health issues can escalate when employees face barriers to timely medical care, necessitating prolonged absences. In response to these cost challenges, near-site health clinics have emerged as a cost-efficient way to deliver timely and convenient healthcare to employees.

Near-site health clinics are medical facilities that organizations can partner with to deliver services to employees. These clinics operate on a proactive healthcare model, offering preventative services and routine check-ups. Cost-effective primary care services empower employees to take an active role in their health. This reduces the likelihood of developing chronic conditions or serious illnesses, ultimately reducing healthcare expenditures. 

These health clinics help employees avert chronic illnesses and manage health risks by focusing on preventative care measures. A reduction in illness leads to a decrease in absenteeism, boosting organizational productivity. Additionally, these clinics help organizations to expand their health programs. Near-site health clinics can provide health assessments, ergonomic assessments, and vaccination clinics to promote employee health.

Near-site health clinics allow organizations to foster a workplace wellness culture without breaking the bank.

Convenience for Employees

Erin Davis, Chief Clinical Officer of Work Health Solutions, says the following about employee convenience:

“As our near-site clinics act as an extension of the employers, we work with employers to implement their specific policies and requirements for pre-employment and annual exams and work comp care. We also work with them to customize their preferred methods of reporting and communication.”

Near-site health clinics also address the geographical and logistical challenges of accessing traditional healthcare. These clinics are located near the workplace, so seeking a routine check-up or managing a health concern no longer requires a long commute to a medical facility. These long commutes often discourage employees from seeking necessary treatment, potentially exacerbating their condition. Employees can prioritize their health and get the required treatment.

These clinics also provide timely and efficient medical services, reducing wait times and offering walk-in appointments. Doctors’ and other medical appointments often cause employees to take a whole day away from work. Taking time off often prevents employees from seeking medical care or attending preventative appointments. The efficiency and closeness of a near-site health clinic reduce the time employees spend receiving medical care.

The convenience offered by near-site health clinics not only addresses the practical challenges associated with accessing healthcare but contributes to developing a workplace culture that values the well-being of its employees.

Features and Services Offered by Near-Site Health Clinics

Near-site health clinics are small medical facilities offering comprehensive healthcare solutions that meet employees’ health needs. Typically, these clinics provide the following services:

  • Primary Care Services

Trained medical professionals staff these clinics and can act as the primary way employees receive healthcare. From routine medical visits to vaccinations, these clinics allow employees to get their medical needs met quickly.

  • Preventative Health Screenings

By focusing on preventing illness and treating it, near-site health clinics empower employees to take charge of their health.

  • Employee Wellness Programs

Near-site health clinics allow organizations to expand their wellness program offering to include vaccination clinics, health education, and more.

  • Urgent Care

Workplace safety is of the utmost importance. However, work injuries will still occur. Near-site health clinics offer employees easy access to critical care services for minor injuries.

  • Occupational Health Exams

These clinics can perform drug screenings, DOT exams, 1582 firefighter assessments, and more, allowing employees to perform required medical tests for their occupations.

Near-site health clinics become the center of employee well-being by offering a comprehensive array of services.

Implementing Near-Site Health Clinics

Integrating near-site health clinics into the corporate healthcare strategy is a strategic move that values the health and well-being of employees. Employers looking to leverage the dual benefits of cost-efficiency and convenience should connect with an occupational health provider, like Work Health Solutions, to assess the needs and goals of their workforce.

Together, we can make a difference in employee health!

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A series of notable accomplishments distinguish Dr. Michael Tenison’s career in medical operations and healthcare management:

  • Successfully led medical operations at a national healthcare provider, focusing on optimizing healthcare delivery and patient outcomes.
  • Oversaw the regional medical practices in key markets like Oregon and Northern California, ensuring consistent, quality medical care and service delivery.
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  • Played a pivotal role in financial planning and identifying growth opportunities for healthcare services, contributing to the organization’s overall success.
  • Served as a primary point of contact for regional employer clients and insurance companies, fostering strong relationships and effective communication.
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Dr. Matt Feeley

Dr. Matt Feeley is a renowned figure in military aviation medicine, with a robust background in occupational and environmental medicine from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

  • Former Naval Flight Surgeon, exemplifying his expertise in aerospace medicine and commitment to military health.
  • Served with distinction at NSA Bahrain and HSM-37, earning the COMPACFLT Flight Surgeon of the Year award for exceptional medical service.
  • Supported U.S. Marines VMFA-323 aboard the USS Nimitz, MACG-38, and VMU-3, demonstrating versatility and leadership in diverse medical environments.
  • Broad interests and significant contributions in global health, corporate medicine, and aerospace medicine, highlighting his multidisciplinary approach.
  • Proven track record as a dynamic leader, well-equipped to face the challenges in a fractional medical directorship role with innovative solutions.

Dr. Glen Cheng

A physician-attorney with a dedication to healthcare innovation, informatics, and digital health.

  • Currently spearheads employee health protection and promotion within the VA Pittsburgh Health Care System.
  • Trained in residency at Harvard, achieving board certification as a physician; also a licensed patent attorney with experience as FDA regulatory counsel.
  • Co-founded Acceleromics, a consulting firm providing clinical and regulatory guidance to digital health startups.

Erin Davis

 Chief Clinical Officer at Work Health Solutions, certified in Adult-Gerontology (AGNP-C) and Athletic Training (ATC).

  • Oversees clinical operations and ensures high clinical standards across the company’s national field staff.
  • Former Manager of Clinic Operations and Occupational Health Nurse Practitioner at Stanford University Occupational Health Center (SUOHC).
  • Specialized in treating occupational injuries and illnesses, and provided medical surveillance and travel medicine consults at Stanford and SLAC National Accelerator Lab.
  • Dedicated to sports and occupational injury treatment and prevention.
  • Assistant Clinical Faculty at UCSF, mentoring students in clinical rotations within the Adult Gerontology and Occupational and Environmental Health Program.
  • Holds leadership roles as Treasurer and President Elect of the California El Camino Real Association of Occupational Health Nurses (CECRAOHN), affiliated with the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN).

Dr. Robert Goldsmith

Expert in benefits design and onsite innovation with specialization in the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Previous role as Executive Director for Employee Health at Novartis Services, Inc., leading health services and clinical support.
  • Instrumental in creating an integrated healthcare system at Novartis.
  • Former private practice in internal medicine in Stamford, Connecticut, and Medical Director consultant for GTE Corporation.
  • Transitioned to GE as a Global Medical Director in 2000.
  • Holds a medical degree from Albert Einstein College, an MPH from the University of Connecticut, and completed training at Greenwich Hospital and Yale-New Haven Medical Center.
  • Assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at the Vagelos School of Medicine, Columbia University.
  • Serves as a team physician for high school athletes in Stamford.
  • Published works on occupational health risks, primary prevention, and exercise-induced asthma.