Lexington County extends $1.5M contract for employee medical clinic

At its Nov. 15 conference, Lexington County Council accepted a a single-12 months extension of the contract  with the enterprise that provides the county’s On-Site Professional medical Clinic for staff members.

County officers mentioned the estimated yearly deal value with Marathon Health and fitness Inc. is $1,507,000. The service has been provided for almost a 10 years.

Lexington County Council Chairman Scott Whetstone instructed the Chronicle he is quite delighted with the providers supplied by the business and the county hasn’t had any issues with it.

“It’s been an totally phenomenal point for our employees,” he reported.

County Council initially accredited the solutions on Sept. 20, 2013 for a interval of a few several years with an possibility to extend additional one particular-yr intervals, if considered to be in the best curiosity of the county. The agreement went into impact on Feb. 19, 2014 and presently expires Feb. 18, 2023. 

County officials are requesting that the seventh extension start off February 19, 2023 by way of February 18, 2024.

The assistance is readily available for 1,495 personnel, according to county officials. At present, 1,310 personnel are enrolled. 

The clinic is positioned in the Auxiliary Building at 605 West Principal St. in Lexington.

The health-related employees for the clinic includes one particular total-time medical professional, one particular entire-time nurse, a person whole-time physician’s assistant, just one complete-time nursing assistant, a single portion-time behavioral wellness employee, two lab specialists, and a entrance desk administrator. 

By assisting workers boost their health by means of main and preventive treatment services, the partnership minimizes clinical expenditures for the county, according to a article to MidlandsBiz that appeared a handful of several years immediately after the contract began.

Marathon Health’s full inhabitants health management design moves away from “sick care” toward a alternative concentrated on the entire particular person, not just their signs or symptoms, in accordance to the post.     

“The product is created to assist men and women across the well being continuum maintain or increase their overall health status, though at the similar time assisting companies decrease the raising burden of health care charges.”

According to the Marathon Wellness internet site, positive aspects available include same-working day and future-day appointments (lasting 30 minutes on normal), 3.5 common visits per 12 months for each affected person, shared client information and facts throughout the care crew, and 24/7 entry

Marathon Wellness presents very similar products and services for area governments nationwide.