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You know that a healthier workforce is more satisfied, productive, and cost-effective. But finding and strategizing effective ways to get employees engaged and active in their own health is difficult.
An effective primary care model is proven to deliver better outcomes and drive down costs while giving patients the care they need when they need it. As a result, many companies implement primary care either through traditional insurance with wellness incentives, or by investing in an on-site clinic or care center.
Which option is best for your organization’s healthcare needs? We discuss both approaches below.
In this type of setup, employees can select from a wide variety of care providers or stay with the one they already have. There’s no need to switch, so they can remain with a physician or team with whom they’re already comfortable. Predictable, low-cost, company-wide wellness incentives also encourage employees to take better care of themselves, set health goals, and earn rewards for following through.
This model does come with a few pitfalls, however, including:
On-site care centers provide a convenient, accessible hub for the majority of employee healthcare needs. They’ll have quick and straightforward access to their primary care team and a range of vital health services right where they work. Other features, like on-site dispensaries, make getting prescription refills easier. On-site labs allow for quick testing and results. Health coaches embedded with the primary care team guide patients through each step of behavior change, so they’re more confident and able to take control of their own health.
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