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The Arc Takes an Innovative Approach to Healthcare

February 1, 2024
Health at Work Ribbon Cutting

The Arc Central Chesapeake Region held a ribbon cutting on Thursday to celebrate the launch of its new Health at Work suite at the organization’s Severn location.

Health at Work is an innovative approach to providing greater, more employee-centric healthcare for The Arc’s employees. Starting February 1, The Arc is partnering with ModRN Health to offer on-site health services where employees and their dependents can access primary care and same-day urgent care.

“The Arc believes that access to convenient, affordable healthcare is essential for a healthy life,” said Jonathon Rondeau, President & CEO. “Our goal with the new employee benefit is to make it easier for our team members to take care of themselves and their families.”

According to the National Association of Community Health Centers, over 100 million Americans – nearly one-third of the nation – do not have access to a primary care provider (PCP). Not having a PCP means that many people rely on costly urgent care or emergency room visits when they have a standard medical issue. The lack of access to primary care means people don’t have the support they need to manage chronic health conditions like diabetes.

Alternatively, for people who do have a PCP, accessing same-day appointments can be a challenge.

Through Health at Work, The Arc’s employees and their dependents will have access to convenient, on-site primary and urgent care with same-day in-person and virtual appointments available every Monday through Friday. Not only will this reduce healthcare wait times and costs for Arc employees, but it will also make preventative and ongoing healthcare an accessible and routine part of their lives.

In addition to the health suite, a 24/7 Registered Nurse (RN) will be available by phone, text, and email and will act as an immediate healthcare consultant to help determine the severity of medical situations and determine what next steps are needed.

Through Health at Work, The Arc’s employees can access:

  • Convenient, on-site primary and urgent care located in our Severn location
  • Same-day appointments and testing for illnesses like strep, flu, and COVID
  • Routine well visits and preventative care conducted by an on-site RN from ModRN Health
  • High-quality telehealth appointments with a doctor from ModRN Health
  • Chronic health issue management
  • Prescriptions that can be filled at any major pharmacy
  • Insurance review, prior authorization & claims assistance
  • Care coordination – finding a doctor or specialist, navigating referrals, follow-up appointments, and more

Recognizing that the health and wellness of employees are among the top responsibilities of an organization, The Arc is proud to lead the way in creating greater access to quality healthcare. “We believe that Health at Work is what’s next in the world of primary care,” said Rondeau. “The Arc is proud to offer this innovative service as part of our Total Rewards.”

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