On-site, workplace clinics are one method to control today's healthcare costs. These clinics provide preventive care and treatment to employees at their place of employment, thus increasing their attendance at work. On-site clinics are particularly beneficial for decreasing the number of off-site, health-related, patient care visits. In this article, the authors describe an on-site clinic developed on a university campus. They review the history of on-site clinics, discuss the value of these clinics, present a case study describing the development of an on-site, university-campus clinic that has had a positive financial impact. They conclude that an on-site clinic can be a positive strategy to reduce healthcare costs for both the employer and the employees while promoting the health of the employees.
Citation: O’Keefe, L.C., Anderson, F., (March 20, 2017) "Benefits of On-Site Clinics" OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing Vol. 22, No. 2.