School District considers adding off-site clinic for employees

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU)- The Eau Claire School District is looking into changing the way its employees receive healthcare.

At its school board meeting Monday night, the district heard its options for adding an off-site clinic for all of its employees.

The district says about a year ago its consulting firm came to them with the idea. The district's executive director of business services says initial plans would allow all current and retired staff and their spouses or children to access the clinic.

Dan Van De Water says adding the off-site clinic would allow both the district and its nearly 1,400 employees an opportunity to save on healthcare costs.

“It would give us the ability to use the employee clinic to reduce costs and provide benefits to both the employee and the school district,” Van De Water explained.

Van De Water says the savings from having an off-site clinic are projected at roughly $4.9-million for the school district.

Monday night’s meeting was just the first step in getting an off-site clinic for the district. It will now be up to the school board to take up the measure and vote on it at a later meeting.

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