How can employers control health care costs, give easy access to medical services, improve employee health, enhance engagement in worksite programs and increase productivity? Provide an onsite clinic.

Employers reported that onsite and near-site clinics helped in all of those areas, according to a recent survey by the National Association of Worksite Health Centers. About 95% reported they at least partially met their goals of increasing employee satisfaction and productivity by offering a clinic, according to the survey, which polled 255 employers of all sizes. More than 80% said their clinic improved access to care and 75% saw increased participation in worksite health programs. Nearly seven in 10 surveyed attributed improved health to their clinic and 64% said clinics helped reduce their medical costs.

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