Ribbon cutting

Allen County Commissioners and officials with Lutheran Health Network held a ceremonial ribbon cutting Oct. 12 for a new on-site health clinic for county employees.

The clinic, located in the basement of Citizens Square, 200 E. Berry St., Fort Wayne, is a benefit to employees and their dependents who are members of the county’s medical insurance plans. In some cases, services may be free of charge to employees, depending on the insurance plan they’ve chosen.

Employees and dependents can get medications, wellness assessments, annual physicals, sports physicals and acute care visits. Lab work is also available with a physician’s order.

“The rising cost of providing health care benefits is an obstacle that all employers face,” said the commissioners in an announcement. “It is even more burdensome for government employers who must pay for those benefits with precious taxpayer dollars. In addition to the obvious health benefits for employees, the services offered by this clinic have the potential to save county taxpayers money on future health care claims.”

The clinic is managed by Lutheran Health Network’s RediMed division. It is staffed with a medical assistant to help the midlevel nurse practitioner who is supervised by a physician.

“Lutheran Health Network has a long-standing relationship with Allen County to provide care for its employees,” said Scott Teffeteller, LHN Market CEO. “We are pleased to expand this relationship to provide an onsite clinic that offers Allen County employees convenient access to excellent health care.”

The clinic is open 8 a.m.-noon Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 1-5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

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