April 19, 2024

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LP’s eHealth Centre delivering very low-expense principal treatment services for workforce, household members

By Jalen Maki

Tomahawk Leader Editor

TOMAHAWK – One particular of Tomahawk’s premier employers recently opened a new staff-only healthcare clinic.

Louisiana Pacific (LP)’s eHealth Center, situated about three miles from the Tomahawk manufacturing facility, started running on Feb. 21.

Emily O’Connor, Company Communications Professional for LP Setting up Remedies, stated the clinic is a collaborative partnership among LP and CareHere, an “on-web-site health care business pioneer that is aspect of the foremost direct healthcare firm Premise Well being.”

“The principle of on-site or close by wellness clinics for workers is a new and exciting benefit emerging in the world of human means – such as at LP,” O’Connor stated.

O’Connor defined that through the partnership, LP’s 140 workers and their household customers have accessibility to key treatment solutions, like generic medicines, at small to no expense.

The clinic is staffed by a complete-time, on-web-site nurse and a health practitioner who is linked virtually by means of Hd movie.

O’Connor explained the clinic offers cure for equally acute and persistent health disorders, noting that the on-web page nurse and almost-related health practitioner “can give care for a sore throat or the flu, and aid with superior blood stress, diabetes and other problems.”

“They can compose prescriptions, offer annual physicals, accomplish on-web-site blood work, well being coaching and more,” O’Connor said.

Photographs courtesy of LP.


LP employees and their spouse and children members on the company’s health care system will pay out $.00 for preventative treatment visits and $5.00 for acute care visits.

O’Connor pointed out that simply because the clinic is solely for LP staff and their relatives customers, “getting an appointment is really straightforward, and there will not be wait periods.”

“That helps make traveling to the health practitioner speedy and effective,” she stated.

Tomahawk Plant Supervisor Dave Thomas reported LP begun the process to convey the clinic to Tomahawk approximately three decades back.

In 2020, LP’s 1st eHealth Middle started operating in Nashville, Tenn., where the company’s company headquarters are located. Since 2020, clinics in Hayward, Wis. Sagola, Mich. Clarke County, Ala. and Hanceville, Ala., have started serving LP staff members.

The Tomahawk clinic is the sixth that LP has opened. LP plans to open eHealth Centers at all of its U.S. amenities, O’Connor claimed.

Thomas noted that the clinic has obtained positive comments from workforce.

“Initially, it appears like it is going to go over pretty, pretty properly,” Thomas mentioned. “We’re psyched about this advantage for our staff members.”

LP Plant Manager Dave Thomas, EH&S Supervisor Brett Beaumeier, HR Supervisor Roxan Reas, Plant High-quality Manager Josh Mork, Routine maintenance Superintendent Travis Guenther and Products Supervisor Jessi Freeman, alongside with Premise Wellbeing Director of Customer Functions Miller Vance and Registered Nurse Nicole Rice, just lately held a ribbon chopping ceremony at the clinic.