Pattonville launches employee health clinics with area districts
Pattonville launches employee health clinics with area districts
Monday, December 3, 2018
Pattonville is partnering with two nearby school districts to open employee health clinics which provide health care services to staff members near their work sites. A clinic in Pattonville's boundaries opened Nov. 26, and employees now have the option of using their own physicians or using the employee clinic for a variety of health care needs. The model, which has been shown to increase medical access for employees and reduce health care expenses for employers, is being used by other school districts and companies both locally and nationally.

Having a health care clinic dedicated solely to employees will provide staff members increased access and convenience to health care services which can reduce the time away from work.

"This is an investment in the health and well-being of our staff," said Ron Orr, Pattonville chief financial officer. "Many struggle with access to health care because most doctor appointments are available during times which take our dedicated staff away from their students. The clinics provide an option to ensure our staff can focus on their health and not impact their commitment to our students."

Pattonville and partner school districts Parkway and Francis Howell chose CareATC to be the provider for the new clinics, which offer Pattonville staff the following benefits:
  • Acute services for symptoms such as cold, flu and sore throats, fever and infections, skin irritations, bumps and bruises, sprains and strains, cuts and lacerations and allergies;
  • Preventative services such as physical exams, health-risk screenings, wellness services, disease management, lab tests, immunizations and tobacco cessation; and
  • Additional services such as occupational health, safety, pharmacy, dental, vision, physical therapy and telemedicine.
In addition, the employee health clinics are operated by a medical doctor who can dispense many prescriptions on site, avoiding the need for sick or injured employees to make a second trip to a pharmacy. Pattonville staff are able to use any of the CareATC clinics located in the three partner districts.

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