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Occupational Health Services Can Help Your Employees and Business Thrive

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Caring for your employees’ whole health is an investment. It supports a healthy and productive workforce with potential returns that benefit their well-being and your cost savings. As an employer, your daily concerns surrounding the physical, mental and emotional conditions for your employees are valid from both a human and a business standpoint.

What factors in the workplace influence your employees’ whole health and what solutions can you implement to care for them in body, mind and spirit? Our experienced occupational health services team at AdventHealth Centra Care can help. Keep reading to learn how.

Employee Health Care Costs

What are the total employee health care costs? In 2019, it’s estimated that businesses spent $575 billion, which equates to about $1,800 per person, on medical costs in the United States.

There are two main factors that impact these costs:

  • Chronic health conditions: Make up about $211 billion of the total $575 billion and include employee health impacts such as impaired performance due to stress, avoidable illnesses and demanding or inconsistent schedules
  • Sick days: Make up about $151 billion of the total $575 billion

Health concerns ranging from acute sickness, chronic illness and disability lead to more absences from work and lost productivity. Simply put, poor physical and mental health is costly for everyone involved.

What Are the Remedies?

It’s encouraged for employers to implement comprehensive wellness programs that focus on improving employees’ whole health, including their physical, mental and emotional well-being.

Having flexible work options, paid sick leave, supportive supervisors and meeting work-family needs are all important factors that can improve employee well-being.

Notably, occupational health services can help alleviate stress and create a noticeable cost difference for businesses through preventative and post-injury care.

How Occupational Health Services Can Help

Investing in occupational health programs can potentially save millions of dollars in employee health care costs, along with the added benefits of boosting morale and productivity, both individually for your employees and collectively for your whole company.

Here are some of the ways occupational health services can support your employees’ whole health and reduce health care costs for your business:

  • Expert guidance and collaboration with employers
  • Preventative screenings
  • Programs to improve employees’ well-being
  • Specialized exams
  • Vaccinations
  • Workplace injury care

Encouraging preventative care and early diagnosis of work-related health issues can also help your employees establish healthier lifestyle habits, resulting in reduced absences.

We Help Keep Your Employees Safe and Well

We know how valuable your team members are to you and your business. With more than 40 years of experience, our occupational health services at AdventHealth Centra Care will provide your employees the expert, experienced care they deserve to keep working safely, efficiently and well.

At Centra Care, we provide a wide range of occupational health services to both public and private employers. Visit us here to learn how we can support your employees’ well-being in body, mind and spirit.

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