Source: Cory Austin
As onsite injury prevention programs grow in popularity, we are often asked about the difference between in-house onsite care and outside care. Here are the basics.
Many Unknowns – Outside Clinical Care
Since providers at an off-site clinic don’t see employees in action at their jobs or have access to job descriptions, the first step is often asking questions. It can slow down care.
Answers in Place – Onsite Care
Since a physical therapist is at your work site, they have observed your employees and know what their jobs entail. There’s no delay in care to uncover information.
As a result, onsite care changes the entire employee experience. Employees talk to a familiar face vs. an unknown person. And they can get early advice and coaching, which reduces the risk of injury and costs in general. When an injury occurs, onsite care means less time away from work and speeds up return-to-work because of a more direct picture of the employee’s job.
If you are assessing onsite vs. offsite care, it’s also important to understand what the best fit is for an onsite clinic. These characteristics result in the best success.
The best place to start your assessment? Contact WorkWell today and we’ll run your claims numbers through our data model (field-tested for 5 years, 70,000 visits) to uncover ROI.