Colorado employers are opening work-site health clinics for faster, better care

A small but growing number of Colorado employers are taking matters into their own hands and opening up medical clinics on their work sites.

The clinics come as employers complain about workers missing time to try to get in for doctors’ appointments — or becoming increasingly unproductive as they wait for days to get into overbooked primary-care offices.

Typically contracted out to medical companies, work-site clinics are found most often at larger, self-insured companies that have a spare room or space on their campus to turn into a health-care area, said Donna Marshall, executive director of the Colorado Business Group on Health, a nonprofit that provides health information to employers.

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