CORUNNA, Mich. (WJRT) - Healthcare, just a few steps away.
Next month, Corunna Schools employees and their families can begin using a brand new, first of its kind healthcare service in the state, without having to leave campus.
It's a project that's been several years in the making and a way the district can help staff members who otherwise don't have or can't afford their own healthcare.
It's called the Set Seg Cavalier Family Healthcare Center.
Up until this point, no other district in the state has their own healthcare clinic on site, dedicated just to their employees.
It's an exciting new chapter for Corunna Public Schools
One week from Wednesday, the district's roughly 270 employees and their families will have full access to the Set Seg Cavalier Family Healthcare Center.
The company, Set Seg, based out of Lansing, offers a host of benefits to school district employees across the state.
School districts are their customers.
"We have started offering since 2018 family healthcare clinics to our school district employees," said Set Seg CFO, Dennis Rogoszewski.
But Corunna is the first district to have its own clinic that's on campus.
Employees and their families can get basic treatment and care for things like coughs, strep throat, flu, high blood pressure, cholesterol, blood draws at no cost to them.
"We really strive to be a one stop shop for our patients so we have lab on site and pharmacy on site and all of that's free of charge, so we can do things like point of care testing so things like urinalysis, rapid strep, rapid mono," said Dr. Breann O'Keefe.
The center will be staffed by a nurse practitioner and overseen by Dr. Breann O'Keefe two days a week for now.
Superintendent John Fattal is ecstatic to be able to bring such a service to the district and with no out of pocket expense at all from employees.
Right now, the district pays about $18,000 a year for a full family insurance plan for employees.
"We think that long term, the more usage we get out of this clinic will lower our claims, which will in turn lower our premiums," said Fattal.
Funding the project partly came from some of the COVID-19 relief funding that school districts received during the pandemic.
The center will be open two days a week 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.
Those days and hours could change depending on employee usage and demand.