District explores building on-site clinic

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ALBERT LEA, Minn. — A new concept in employee health care could be making its way to our area.

The Albert Lea School District is studying the possibility of building an on-site clinic for its employees.

The idea was talked about at length at last night’s school board meeting.

The plan would allow employees to seek treatment to simple illnesses or conditions at no charge on site, while limiting health care costs for the district.

“The strategy is a win-win for both employee and the employer,” District Director of Finance and Operations said. “We want our employees to be as healthy as possible and get medical care as quickly as possible, but at the lowest cost possible as well.”

She adds they have taken visits to other school districts that implement this type of care, and says they’re making more visits, while continuing discussions on the subject.

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