The Kirkland Reporter has announced the new contract between the City of Kirkland and Vera Whole Health. Among the highlights, it mentions the city's aspirations to improve health and reduce costs, the inevitable expansion of Vera's network of clinics, and the possibility of more city governments jumping on board.
Although Vera’s care clinic will be designed just for city employees and their families at first, City Manager Kurt Triplett said eventually others will be able to use their services as well under their own plans.
“One of the reasons we partnered with Vera is they build reciprocity into their clinics, and their goal is to have a network of clinics where different groups can use different clinics,” he said. “So there will be capacity for people outside of the city.”