Corporate on-site clinics expand

From the San Francisco Chronicle:

While on-site clinics have been around for decades, they are becoming sophisticated centers that offer services beyond urgent and occupational health care for on-the-job injuries. And they are a far cry from the company doctor or nurse who offered immunizations and drug tests.

Most company clinics are meant to complement, not replace, primary care services. But Cisco and a handful of other companies nationwide have taken the concept to another level, designing their clinics to be their employees’ main health provider.

The Cisco clinic is staffed with four family-practice physicians and an internist, and the center hopes to add a pediatrician.

Time will tell if this turns out to be a fad or a fixture in health care.

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