St. Vincent’s launches on-site clinic program for the workplace
Colleen Michele Jones
Reporter- Jacksonville Business Journal
St. Vincent’s HealthCare has rolled out a new on-site clinic feature as part of its existing HealthWorks program aimed at increasing productivity at the office.
The option allows employers to offer the convenience of health and wellness services — things such as immunizations, screenings and routine checkups — right in the workplace. St. Vincent’s will deploy one or more nurse practitioners to run a company-wide drop-in clinic.
The Jacksonville-based health network already partners with corporate clients to help craft health wellness plans for the workplace. But the clinical component is new to HealthWorks.
Emma Maurer, director of St. Vincent’s HealthWorks, explained the model is a way for employers to meet routine health needs of workers in a convenient, cost-effective manner.
“This way, they don’t have to go to their primary care doctor for every little runny nose,” Maurer said.
HealthWorks also offers in-house educational wellness talks and chronic care management for those workers with ongoing medical issues.
And that in turn, Maurer said, is likely to keep more employees illness-free and working.
“This is definitely a trend that’s gaining momentum in the [health] industry; it’s a great way for employers to control their costs,” Maurer said.
The first area worksite to offer St. Vincent’s HealthWorks company-wide is Diversified Port Holdings, the parent company to Jacksonville-based logistics organizations Seaonus LLC and Portus LLC. The company’s contract with St. Vincent’s begins Aug. 18.
To learn more about St. Vincent's HealthWorks visit www.jaxhealth.com/healthworks