Escalating healthcare costs are affecting the bottom line and profits of business owners everywhere, especially in Massachusetts. One element of healthcare, workmen’s compensation coverage, is a very real cost. Urgent care centers such as AFC Urgent Care Natick allow employees to bypass emergency rooms for urgent treatment of injuries and illnesses, employers can pay 1/10 the amount to cover injuries, while employees lose fewer hours to wait and recovery time. Small and large corporations can benefit greatly from providing their employees with the health care coverage they deserve at a fraction of the cost.
Here is a real life example of how we can help your company save money: (1) A 44-year old male arrives with a 102.8 fever and the chills (2) Medical facility performs two chest x-rays and an ECG (3) Diagnosis is early stage pneumonia; doctor prescribes a Z pack.
At the ER, the total visit cost would be $1,861, the patient co-pay would be $150, and the wait time would be six hours. At AFC , the total visit cost would be $388, the patient co-pay would be $35, and the wait time would be one hour. That’s roughly an 80% reduction in workers compensation costs and five fewer hours of wait time?
It’s not hard to see that, when it comes to saving money and improving both qualities of life and productivity, urgent care centers provide a compelling alternative to emergency rooms. Our medical doctors work hard to make sure your employees get back on their feet and back to work. Full recovery time can be less when you are taken care of faster, more affordably, and with the utmost care.
Some of the work-related injuries we treat at our center include:
- Fractures and Sprains
- Wounds, including those in need of stitches
All workmen’s compensation programs are not built equally. While some have a reactive approach, taking care of the problem once it has happened, other have a proactive approach, taking care the problem does not happen in the first place. At AFC Urgent Care Natick, we specialize in both reactive and proactive approaches. For example, did you know an interesting fact about drug testing & workman’s compensation is that employers who regularly drug test employees pay less in workman’s compensation over time? If you did not know this, give us a call today and we can let you in on other ways your company or business can save money and time working with AFC for all your health care needs.
We are conveniently located on Route 9 in Natick, MA just a quarter of a mile east of the Natick Mall in Middlesex County. With no appointment necessary, your employees in need of urgent care can simply walk in during our operating hours Monday through Friday from 8am to 8pm and 8am to 5pm on weekends. Corporate and Small Business rates available for all size workers’ compensation programs.
For more information about our treatment for work-related injuries, or about our other occupational health services, give us a call at 508-650-6208 or stop by at 945 Worcester Street Natick, MA 01760.