Working with an onsite clinic provider can give benefits consultants a new way to offer significant, long-term value to a client. A partnership with a trusted onsite provider can assist in driving a larger, more strategic plan aimed at lowering a client’s healthcare costs and bolstering their lineup of employee benefits.
As benefits consultants look for new avenues to deliver value, they should consider partnering with an onsite partner for these key benefits:
A Centralized Hub for Care Coordination
Onsite clinics offer many direct financial benefits, as well as soft benefits. They also streamline employee access to a range of offerings in an employer's total rewards strategy.
As care coordinators, onsite clinic staff impact the efficiency and efficacy of employees’ medical care. To begin with, they can guide employees to high value services and in-network providers. At the same time, the onsite clinic creates a central hub for employee wellness benefits. Clinic providers know the spectrum of well-being programs the employer offers and help employees access the programs they need. After all, they serve an employer's particular population, not a varied, general population. So they're knowledgeable about the benefits available. Combine that advantage with the wide range of services the clinic can potentially administer and you've created a winning formula.
A clinic is just one element of an overall plan design. But used correctly, it can act as a force multiplier. Clinic staff encourage employees to make healthier choices and more informed medical decisions. They advocate for their patients and coordinate care, keeping employees better engaged in their own health and wellness. This leads to improvement in overall population health, which in turn impacts cost trends in the right direction.
Clinics Can Impact More Than Healthcare Spend
It’s easy to think of onsite clinics as they were years ago, mainly addressing the acute/episodic needs of their clients. Today, Healthstat offers a range of services to address the health and well-being of the entire person. These services work in concert to improve the physical, mental, and financial health of employees. This holistic approach promises far reaching impacts beyond reducing healthcare spend.
Our clinicians are both trained in the Transtheoretical Model (TTM) and have the tools to assess a patient’s readiness to change. Applying those scientifically backed methods to positively impact behavior change can make a difference in employee’s health challenges that are non-physical in nature and often go unnoticed. These services lead to a reduction in absenteeism, increased productivity, and a more engaged workforce, which in and of itself can have a major impact to a company’s bottom line.
Success Breeds Success
In the fast-changing healthcare environment we find ourselves in today, clients are looking for both creative and proven strategies that work to materially impact the rising cost trends. Now celebrating our 16th birthday and operating over 300 clinics nationwide, Healthstat has a proven record of success by driving down costs and helping to create a culture of wellness, one employee at a time. As a partner, our successes become your successes. Together, we can change the healthcare experience one client at a time.