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NEWS RELEASE
City Hall
1565 First Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
 

CITY OPENS EMPLOYEE HEALTH CENTER

Sarasota, FL: A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held for the new City of Sarasota employee health center, Monday, April 4, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. The center is located at 237 Payne Park Way, adjacent to the Payne Park tennis facility. It will serve current City employees and retirees.

The health center will be a mechanism to reduce health care costs for the City by encouraging voluntary preventative health care screenings and follow up consultations. Two physicians will staff the clinic. The health center is operated by CareHere, which runs similar facilities in the public and private sectors in eighteen states.

The on-site health service will be convenient and more affordable for patients. It is estimated that 20 percent of visits will be by patients who have not seen a doctor in 8-10 years. Annual doctor visits can help prevent diseases and serious illnesses.

For more information about the employee health center, contact Stacie Mason in Human Resources: 941-365-2200 ext. 3744.