DATE: January 27, 2012 8:16:21 AM CST
Fort Bend County, TX
|Robert E. Hebert
Fort Bend County Judge
|Phone (281) 341-8608
For Immediate Release
Fort Bend County to open Employee Medical Clinic January 30, 2012;
The new facility will serve employees, dependents and retirees
FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS — Fort Bend County will open a new employee health and wellness center exclusively for employees, dependents and retirees on January 30, 2012. The new center is operated by Concentra and offers primary, preventive, and wellness services. The center features approximately 5,000 square feet of space, complete with exam rooms, a nurse’s intake station, and collection lab. Primary, urgent, preventive and wellness care services will be available at the health and wellness center, in addition to health risk assessments and health screenings. Services provided through the clinic will be free to all county health insurance plan members.
“Fort Bend County is committed to improving the health and well being of its employees by providing high quality and convenient access to medical services,” said Judge Bob Hebert. “By establishing an on-site health care clinic that is centralized and geared toward providing comprehensive medical services, we hope to positively affect the overall wellness and productivity of our workforce.” The center will be staffed by Concentra, with one overseeing physician, a Physician's Assistant, and two medical assistants. Employees will have access to full-service health and wellness offerings with the ease and convenience of services managed through the new center. The clinic will support the county’s long-term goals to improve access to quality health services, reduce overall health care spending, and promote a culture of health and wellness.
“We want to revolutionize employer health and wellness programs, delivering comprehensive medical services directly to employees when and where they need them,” said President of Concentra Health Solutions Mike McCollum. “We are pleased to be part of an innovative health care program that works to improve the health and well-being of employees. Counties continue to face rising health care costs, while the level of coverage available for employees diminishes. This trend is a driving force behind the need for improved health care systems in the nation."
Concentra is a leading health care company focused on improving America’s health, one patient at a time. Through its affiliated clinicians, the company provides occupational medicine, urgent care, physical therapy, and wellness services to workers and the general public from more than 300 medical centers in 40 states. In addition to these medical center locations, Concentra serves employers by providing a broad range of health advisory services and operating more than 250 worksite medical facilities. Through this complement of services, Concentra intends to raise the standard of health by putting individuals first, treating them with clinical excellence, and focusing on their ongoing wellness. For more information, visit www.Concentra.com.