|Imagine offering a benefit that improved team wellness, reduced healthcare costs and boosted productivity. Onsite clinics provide a variety of health services, including urgent care, wellness exams, education, chronic-illness management and more—all a short stroll from employees’ desks. About 30 percent of larger employers (those with 5,000-plus workers) have onsite clinics. And, about two-thirds of them have plans to expand.|
Onsite clinics offer many benefits to employees and employers. Clinics may attract potential employees, and they can help identify companywide occupational health and safety risks. Clinics also help reduce expensive ER visits and provide earlier treatment for illness, all the while supporting increased productivity and reduced absenteeism because employees don’t need to make a special trip to the doctor.
But, benefits from onsite clinics only are enjoyed if team members walk through the door. Here are some tips for successfully launching an onsite clinic:
The estimated ROI for onsite clinics is $1.50 for every $1 spent, with the return increasing after three years of operation. Onsite clinics are a benefits strategy that supports the health of your team and is healthy for your bottom line.
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