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On-Site Services: How Eliminating Barriers to Care Saves in Productivity

Americans are busier than ever before. Balancing work life with home life and other responsibilities can leave workers with little free time, meaning their own health is more difficult to prioritize. Implementing on-site services as part of a corporate wellness program can make it easier for employees to put their health first—and thereby improve their productivity at work.

Making Employee Health Your Priority

Prioritizing the health of your company’s employees paves a clear path to increased productivity. When people are present and in ideal physical condition, they are more likely to be able to complete their work effectively and efficiently. This line of thinking is lived out in the real world: many companies on the Fortune 500 list of most profitable companies provide on-site wellness services, including companies on Fortune’s list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. Over the past several years, a growing number of companies across the country have implemented on-site medical services, and experts predict this trend will continue.

Increase Access, Increase Savings

On-site services immediately decrease absenteeism by reducing the amount of time an employee needs to take off work to attend a traditional doctor’s appointment. Plus, with a convenient and affordable location for care, employees don’t have to worry about scheduling, childcare, taking time off work, or other barriers that may cause them to neglect their health.

Some of the services on-site clinics can provide include flu shots, biometric screenings, cancer screenings, and general wellness visits. When conveniently available, employees are more likely to schedule these types of visits. Patients are also more likely to comply with medication orders when they visit a physician regularly. And because chronic illnesses account for the majority of healthcare costs, finding symptoms early and regularly monitoring these conditions can help your company save money in the long run.

Overall, patients achieve a better state of health through regular wellness visits, which on-site clinics encourage. Companies with these programs see clear results: lower overall medical costs, decreased absenteeism and presenteeism, and increased productivity from a happier workforce. St. Luke’s Health Corporate Solutions can personalize healthcare solutions for your business and recommend services that are purpose-built to best serve your employees and your company. Download our free brochure today to learn more about how St. Luke’s Health Corporate Solutions can work for you.

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