5 school systems, 3 municipalities open first employee care center

health-benefitsArea cities and school systems have collaborated on health and wellness centers to give primary and preventive healthcare to their employees and their dependents. The ribbon cutting for the first facility in Collierville was on Nov. 16.

Participants in the program include the City of Bartlett, the Town of Collierville, the City of Lakeland, Arlington Community Schools, Bartlett City Schools, Collierville Schools, Lakeland School System, and Millington Municipal Schools.

The new wellness centers, called Care4Us, were created through a collaborative partnership between the Interlocal Health Benefits Committee, employee benefits company Sherrill Morgan and Tennessee-based healthcare company CareHere.

Dr. Ted Horrell, Superintendent of Lakeland School System and chairman of the board for the Interlocal Health Benefits Committee said, “These clinics are the next step in ensuring our employees have the most efficient, affordable, quality, and convenient healthcare that we can offer.”

The Care4Us health centers will offer primary care services with no copayments, no deductibles, and no costs for on-site generic medications. Patients can schedule appointments online or over the phone. Appointments are never double booked, so the wait time is on average less than two minutes.

The Collierville facility opened for appointments on Nov. 17 and is located at 777 W. Poplar Avenue, Suite 104. The next Care4Us center is scheduled to open in Bartlett in early 2015.

For more information, contact Horrell at (901) 867-5412 or email at thorrell@lakelandk12.org.