Knox County is looking into opening a chronic care clinic for its employees, a move officials say will lead to a more healthy and productive workforce and save the taxpayers money on insurance coverage.
still want to talk more about the plan, but the county could begin the
bidding process within the next month or so, and have the operation up
and running by the end of the year. Officials say they want the center
to offer "motivational face-to-face coaching," workers' compensation
health services and lab screenings, among other services.
clinic, which would include an on-site medication program, would be
available to roughly 4,700 employees, spouses and their children. The
plan would be to build a center or open one at an existing site and then
have a third-party provide the services.
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