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How Onsite Clinics and Mobile Treatment Centers Work Together to Support Your Workers 

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Providing quality occupational healthcare to your workers isn’t always as easy as choosing a trusted provider. If your teams work at multiple locations and in diverse conditions, finding one solution that works for everyone can be a struggle. 

Finding a hybrid solution, such as the joint offering of an onsite clinic and mobile treatment centers, can help you improve worker health and wellbeing, prevent on-the-job injuries and decrease your healthcare costs. 

Understanding Onsite Clinics 

Onsite clinics are permanent or semi-permanent structures erected at one specific site. They serve as the first line of defense for injured workers, offering experienced medical professionals who can evaluate and treat injuries and decrease the need for offsite care.  

Benefits of Onsite Clinics 

Having an onsite clinic provides many benefits, including: 

  • Prompt care: An onsite clinic allows your workers prompt care when they’re ill or injured. Rather than heading straight for the emergency department, an injured worker visits the onsite clinic for evaluation. There, a skilled healthcare professional — a paramedic, registered nurse or other licensed professional — evaluates their condition. Whenever possible, the worker’s injuries are treated onsite, improving their outcomes, and oftentimes returning them to duties without further care. 
  • Skilled health navigation: When necessary, onsite clinic staff help ill and injured workers receive offsite care appropriate for their condition. They can help identify the correct facility to send the employee, and even forward notes and information about the worker’s condition to that facility prior to arrival. 
  • Reduce claims: By treating most injuries onsite, you reduce your rates of recordables and workers’ compensation claims, which can be costly and time-consuming. 
  • Decrease unnecessary treatment: Only sending those injured workers who truly need offsite care reduces the risk that your workers are receiving unnecessary treatment, testing and prescriptions. These unnecessary procedures may make your employee’s recovery slower, and they drive up your costs. 
  • Quality care: You’ll know your employees are getting quality, focused care at your onsite clinic, something you can’t guarantee otherwise. Onsite clinic staff see fewer people in a shift than outside clinics, allowing them to take more time to properly evaluate and care for each person. 

The Role of Mobile Treatment Centers 

Mobile treatment centers often provide many of the same services you’ll find in an onsite clinic, just in a truck, that can move from one location to the next. 

Benefits of Mobile Treatment Centers 

Mobile treatment centers provide all the benefits of an onsite clinic, but offer additional benefits such as: 

  • More economical: Because constructing a permanent structure isn’t necessary for a mobile treatment center, it’s often a more cost-effective choice for organizations that can’t or don’t want to make the full financial investment. 
  • Flexible access: For teams spread across multiple worksites, a mobile treatment center has the flexibility to provide convenient access to everyone. 

How Onsite Clinics and Mobile Treatment Centers Can Offer Comprehensive Occupational Healthcare to Your Employees 

Unique working conditions call for unique healthcare solutions. By pairing an onsite clinic with a mobile treatment center, you can provide quality, convenient care to your workers. 

Flexible Solutions 

Having an onsite clinic at your headquarters or main worksite, then a mobile treatment center that can travel between remote locations, allows your workers care when they need it, where they need it. You don’t have to build multiple clinic sites, and your workers don’t have to travel long distances to visit the clinic. 

Mobile treatment centers also can be employed for busy seasons or special projects, meaning you don’t have to spend money to keep them running when no one will need them. 

Creating an occupational healthcare solution that pairs an onsite clinic with mobile treatment centers allows you to scale your workplace health program to meet your team’s needs, giving them exceptional care without waste. 

Cost-Effective Options 

Starting and maintaining an onsite clinic for your workers is expensive, as is the cost of injured workers seeking offsite medical care. Providing a hybrid occupational healthcare solution, where workers have access to an onsite clinic as well as mobile treatment centers when necessary, helps you manage the cost of care without sacrificing access. 

Your clinics and treatment centers can also be staffed up to 24 hours a day, and these hours can scale up and down as required for your organization’s needs. This allows you to provide around-the-clock care when your workers are working at all hours, then reducing those clinic open hours when schedules settle down more. 

Consistent Care 

One big challenge of workers receiving care at a variety of emergency departments and doctors’ offices is you can’t ensure that everyone is receiving the same care for the same types of injuries. This can lead to inconsistent care outcomes, extra costs and overtreatment. 

By pairing an onsite clinic with a mobile treatment center, you can ensure that workers at different locations receive the same care for the same injuries and illnesses. Data is collected and shared across sites, giving all workers access to the same quality of care no matter where they’re located. 

Your Partner for Onsite Clinics and Mobile Treatment Centers 

At Medcor, we understand that your unique worksite conditions require unique occupational healthcare solutions. With our onsite clinics and mobile treatment centers, you can provide your team with access to prompt, quality care even when they’re spread across the map. Speak with an advocate today.