Deffenbaugh, Cerner develop on-site health clinic

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Deffenbaugh Industries, which is a Kansas City waste and recycling services company, has collaborated with Cerner to develop an on-site health-and-wellness center for its employees.

The clinic, which opens Monday at Deffenbaugh's Kansas City headquarters, will serve more than 800 local company employees, giving them convenient access to pharmacy services, primary and urgent care, and occupational health-and-wellness programs.

Employees will benefit from a larger focus on preventing injuries and illnesses with access to confidential biometric screenings, wellness programs and education, and free or low-cost routine physicals and shots, the company stated.

As it relates to pharmacy services, the clinic will dispense, at no charge, up to 50 of the most commonly used non-narcotic pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter drugs.

Looking to battle rising healthcare costs and maintain affordable health plans, Deffenbaugh Industries reached out to CBIZ Benefits and Insurance Services to assist with creating an integrated employee health strategy, as well as with evaluating the selection of a healthcare partner that could assist in developing and operating an on-site health clinic. CBIZ selected Cerner, which has been operating its own primary care clinic on its headquarters campus since 2006 and works with employers across the country to reduce healthcare costs.

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