Beginning in early 2020, City of Everett employees will have a new care center serving their health needs and those of their families.

The city is partnering with Vera Whole Health to open a primary care center that will serve city staff and their dependents, to be located at 4931 Evergreen Way.

“We looked for innovative ways to improve the overall health of our team and slow the increasing cost of healthcare,” said Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin. “That is why we’re very pleased to begin offering a Vera Whole Health care center for our staff and their dependents.

Employers like the City of Everett who partner with Vera see a significant reduction in total healthcare costs, up to 21 percent in the first year alone through the reduction of high-cost urgent and emergency services, and the coordination of specialty care and follow-up.

The opening of the Vera care center will remove barriers to care for employees and their families, providing access to high-quality care with less waiting and more time spent with providers.

“Vera Whole Health is delighted to support the City of Everett, its employees and their families,” said Ryan Schmid, president and CEO of Vera.

“We have a shared goal to provide social, mental, and physical whole-person care, so that everyone can reach optimum health, and the City can reduce their health costs. It’s immensely humbling to be part of a win-win solution.”

The City’s Vera care center will be the first to open in Snohomish County. When primary care providers cannot offer adequate treatment, patients will still be referred out to local providers for specialty and emergency cared.  

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