CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. — Take Care Health Systems, which is owned by Walgreens and currently operates more than 370 worksite clinics nationwide, has officially announced the opening of a new on-site medical center at Intel's Jones Farm Campus in Hillsboro, Ore.
Intel's new on-site health center is indicative of a shift that many companies are making by moving from workplace occupational health programs into providing more comprehensive healthcare service offerings for employees. Take Care Health Systems, which has been working with Intel since May 2006, operates Intel's wellness and occupational programs in Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, New Mexico and Massachusetts, while also providing primary care services in Arizona.
"Intel is on the forefront of an employer trend to provide innovative pharmacy, health-and-wellness benefits at the workplace by moving from an occupational health program to a more comprehensive array of health services for employees. We're excited to expand our relationship to continue providing employees high-quality and convenient health care," stated Peter Hotz, group VP for Walgreens' health-and-wellness division. "When innovative companies like Intel invest in worksite health care, ongoing communication and education between patients and health providers is typically established, improving patient results, generating savings and increasing employee productivity and satisfaction — creating advantageous outcomes for all parties."
The full-service medical center, designed to provide greater convenience and cost savings for employees and the company, will serve roughly 5,700 people.
Take Care Health Systems confirmed that plans are under way to open an additional on-site medical center at Intel's Ronler Acres Campus, also in Hillsboro.