Lake County School Board to host ribbon-cutting ceremony for new employee health & wellness center
For immediate release — Aug. 9, 2012
The Lake County School Board is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, Aug. 13, at 2 p.m. for the District’s new Employee Health & Wellness Center, located at 20265 U.S. Highway 27, Clermont.
The new facility is the second health & wellness center for the District. The first location opened in August 2011 at 1910 Titcomb St. in Eustis.
The Lake County Schools’ Health & Wellness Centers are a no-cost alternative for employees, retirees and dependents that are covered by the District’s health insurance plan. The centers do not replace the District’s health insurance of Blue Cross & Blue Shield, but it is another option for employees.
The centers focus on wellness initiatives, including providing employee’s health risk assessments, which is a short health examination that indicates a patient’s risk for certain diseases and medical conditions. It helps an individual understand where he or she should take action to improve his or her health. Other services available at the center include primary care type services, including chronic disease management, medications, lab work and health & nutrition coaching. The Clermont location will also be equipped with digital x-ray equipment.
The centers are staffed by a physician and other supporting medical staff. The Lake County School Board approved a contract with CareHere Crowne, LLC on May 9, 2011, to provide medical services at the health & wellness centers. A third location is scheduled to open later this fall in Leesburg.
In addition to improving the wellness of employees, centers help the District contain rising insurance costs. The Employee Health & Wellness Centers are also used for pre-employment physicals and drug testing.
The public is invited to the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Employee Health & Wellness Center. After the ceremony, the public is invited to tour the facility.