Clinic for City employees celebrates grand opening
City expects to save up to $200,000 annually in healthcare expenses
The City of Round Rock hosted a grand opening for RockCare, a health clinic for City employees. From left: Will Peckham, Kris Whitfield, Alan McGraw, Valerie Francois, Joe Clifford, Steve Norwood, Laurie Hadley and George White.
The City of Round Rock hosted a grand opening for RockCare, an on-site, City-owned clinic for employees, on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.
Round Rock Mayor Alan McGraw and City Councilmembers George White, Joe Clifford, Will Peckham and Kris Whitfield were on hand to “rip the bandage” off the front doors.
The clinic was created to increase employee access to health care, increase employee productivity, and reduce (over time) the City’s costs to provide basic health care for its employees. After the first year’s startup expenses, the City expects to save up to $200,000 a year by providing services at RockCare instead of off-site clinics.
RockCare will be free for City employees to use and will handle preventative care procedures like physicals and blood tests, and minor issues like colds, sprains and headaches. There will be no co-pay and no cost for lab work.
The clinic will be staffed by a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant and will have a supervising physician onsite about 10 percent of the time.
The clinic will increase employee access to health care and reduce the cost for routine procedures. It is administered by contract with HealthStat.
Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2014