On-site clinics offer the convenience employees and employers seek in healthcare. Employees who have access to healthcare services conveniently located on or near their workplace are able to visit the doctor for preventive services or to treat an injury, without having to take significant amounts of time away from their job. The benefits of on-site and near-site employer clinics can be seen in increased productivity and reduced absenteeism.
On-site clinics can also improve morale among employees who actively use the services. According to a 2018 survey conducted by Optum, “providing a physical work environment that supports healthy decisions and participation in wellness programs is associated with increased morale among employees who actively engage in the employer-sponsored healthcare programs”.
Engagement is key to the results, and employees are more likely to engage in services as that are convenient.