Tomorrow, Jan. 6, Mayfield City School District will open the Wildcat Health and Wellness Center, a new on-site health and wellness clinic at Mayfield High School. The new facility is operated by theCleveland Clinic AtWork program and offers select healthcare services to more than 2,500 school district employees and their family members.
Staffed by a Cleveland Clinic nurse practitioner and medical assistant, clinic services will include close management and treatment of chronic conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, asthma, heart disease and thyroid conditions; and care for acute medical conditions, including cold, flu, strep throat and infections.
“We are very pleased and excited about this joint partnership with Cleveland Clinic,” said Scott Snyder, treasurer of Mayfield City School District. “We believe it will have a positive impact on the overall health and well-being of our staff and their families, while achieving cost containment measures for the district.”
Implementing the Wildcat Health and Wellness Center is part of the district’s effort to reduce doctor’s office visits and co-pays; provide healthier lifestyle options and coaching; educate and engage employees as consumers of the healthcare benefits; and reduce absenteeism and chronic medical conditions for employees.
Mayfield City School District is the latest employer partnering with Cleveland Clinic through the health system’s AtWork program. Through this initiative, Cleveland Clinic provides on-site services which help employers reduce business expenses and offer patients access to medical care most aligned with their individual healthcare needs.
“By working closely with the Mayfield City School District, Cleveland Clinic is offering participants access to quality healthcare and the opportunity to play an active role in their own health, as well as lower overall healthcare costs,” said Jonathan Leizman, M.D., medical director of Cleveland Clinic AtWork. “This clinic is an example of our innovative approach to making healthcare more easily accessible to patients.”
Construction of the Wildcat Health and Wellness Center is financed through the district’s self-insurance fund. The school district anticipates future operating costs will be sustained by reductions to the annual increase in the health insurance program equivalent to 1 to 2 percent.
The Wildcat Health and Wellness Center offers adult and pediatric services, includes three exam rooms and is available for any employee or family member who is covered by the district’s life insurance. It is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.