The Anchorage School District plans to hire a Seattle-based health care company to run a new medical clinic for district employees and their dependents to cut exploding costs and catch health problems early.

The clinic will provide primary care, health-coaching, basic lab services and some prescription medicine. The district will pay the contractor, Vera Whole Health, a flat annual fee of about $2.3 million.

The contractor-owned clinic will be available to thousands of classified employees and dependents enrolled in ASD's self-funded health-care plan, but not teachers or bus drivers, who are covered by union benefits.

 

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