Employer Healthcare Strategies


What is Onsite Clinic Care?

Posted by CareATC on May 7, 2024

May Blog 1Onsite clinics are revolutionizing healthcare delivery at work. This modern healthcare model is distinctively different from traditional care, focusing on improving access, convenience, personalization, and cost-effectiveness. Gone are the days of scheduling difficulties and long waits to see a doctor. Instead, quality healthcare is right at your fingertips.

These clinics offer comprehensive healthcare services that address preventive care, chronic disease management, and general health and wellness. For many employees, navigating the intricate healthcare system is daunting. In fact, approximately 80% of employees use few, if any, medical services in a year (Berk, 2017). The appeal of onsite clinics lies in their simplicity and straightforwardness. Here’s how onsite clinics are redefining traditional healthcare:

Improved Access to Healthcare

A survey by the Society for Human Resource Management revealed that 76% of employees view onsite clinics as a valuable benefit that improves access to healthcare (SHRM, 2020). By eliminating barriers such as long wait times and scheduling conflicts, onsite clinics ensure prompt and convenient access to healthcare services.

Enhanced Convenience

Mercer's 2021 study highlighted that 52% of employees with access to a worksite clinic used the clinic within the year (Mercer, 2021). This statistic underscores the convenience onsite clinics offer, allowing employees to receive care without taking time off work. This can significantly reduce disruptions to productivity and improve work-life balance.

Personalized and Comprehensive Care

Unlike traditional healthcare settings, where patients often feel like just another number, onsite clinics provide personalized and comprehensive care tailored to each employee's individual needs. This approach not only fosters a deeper relationship between healthcare providers and patients but also enhances the effectiveness of treatments and preventive care.

Cost Savings

Onsite clinics help employers reduce their financial burden by cutting down on expensive offsite treatments and emergency room visits. Based on CareATC’s 2019 client data, members who engaged with CareATC primary care services cost 25% less than non-engaged members. Drivers for the cost difference include 38% less ER utilization, 64% fewer hospital admissions, and 67% fewer hospital bed days. Employees benefit from significantly lower out-of-pocket expenses for routine care, making healthcare more affordable and accessible. Engaged members spend 33% less out of pocket and cost employers $2,209 less in overall health plan costs. 

By integrating healthcare services within the workplace, organizations boost employee satisfaction and loyalty and contribute to a healthier, more productive workforce. Onsite clinics are not just a facility; they represent a progressive shift toward meeting the evolving needs of the modern workforce. 



Berk, M. L., & Fang, Z. (2017, April). Most Americans Have Good Health, Little Unmet Need, And Few Health Care Expenses. Health Affairs. https://www.healthaffairs.org/doi/10.1377/hlthaff.2016.1189

Society for Human Resource Management. (2020). 2020 Employee Benefits. https://www.shrm.org/topics-tools/research/2020-employee-benefits#:~:text=Key%20Findings,offerings%20related%20to%20telemedicine%20services.

Mercer. (2021). Worksite Health Centers: 2021 Survey Report. https://www.mercer.com/en-us/solutions/health-and-benefits/employee-benefits-strategy-and-consulting/worksite-health-center/

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