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Unlocking the Value of Onsite Clinics:  How Employers Can Optimize Healthcare Benefits

Posted by CareATC on October 10, 2023

231010-CATC-BP-EHSAs healthcare costs continue to rise, employers are seeking innovative ways to provide cost-effective and convenient healthcare options for their employees. Onsite clinics offer a range of benefits that help employers optimize their employee healthcare:

Improved Access to Care

Onsite clinics provide employees with easy access to primary care services, preventive care, and wellness programs. This improved access can lead to early detection and intervention for health issues, reducing the overall healthcare burden. According to a study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (JOME), onsite clinics can increase the utilization of preventive services, resulting in healthier employees and decreased healthcare costs (Smith et al., 2019).

Reduced Absenteeism

Onsite clinics can help reduce absenteeism by providing immediate care for minor illnesses and injuries. When employees have access to convenient healthcare, they are more likely to seek treatment promptly and return to work sooner. A report from the National Association of Worksite Health Centers (NAWHC) found that employers with onsite clinics reported a 28% reduction in absenteeism (NAWHC, 2020).

Lower Healthcare Costs

One of the most significant advantages of onsite clinics is the potential for cost savings. By offering basic healthcare services on-site, employers can control medical expenses and reduce the need for expensive emergency room visits. According to a Mercer survey, employers saved an average of $1,800 per employee per year by implementing onsite clinics (Mercer, 2018).

Onsite clinics have the potential to revolutionize healthcare benefits for both employers and employees. They offer improved access to care, reduce absenteeism, and lower healthcare costs. As employers increasingly recognize the value of onsite clinics, they can optimize healthcare benefits by implementing and effectively managing these clinics within their organizations.



Mercer. (2018). Inside Employer On-Site Health Centers. Retrieved from https://www.mercer.us/our-thinking/healthcare/inside-employer-on-site-health-centers.html

National Association of Worksite Health Centers (NAWHC). (2020). The Impact of Worksite Health Centers.  https://www.nawhc.org/resources/The%20Impact%20of%20Worksite%20Health%20Centers%20-%20white%20paper.pdf

Smith, T. D., & Neidert, L. M. (2019). The Effectiveness of Employer-Sponsored Onsite Health Centers. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 61(10), 832-837.

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