Where worksite clinics once focused on treating work-related illnesses and injuries, employers increasingly use them to provide primary care services ranging in scale from a single nurse to comprehensive patient-centered medical homes. They have the potential to cost-effectively address pressing problems with current US healthcare: poor access to routine care, lack of coordinated and patient-centered treatment models, and fee-for-service payment mechanisms that reward quantity over quality.
In today’s shifting healthcare environment, employers are increasingly using worksite clinics to ensure that their employees and employees’ families have access to timely, affordable, quality care. Our 2018 Worksite Medical Clinics Survey, a collaboration between Mercer and the National Association of Worksite Health Centers, captures how employers are maximizing the strengths of these clinics. Fielded from March-April 2018, 121 employers with clinics provided information. We’ve highlighted a few key findings below and the full report is available for download.