The Benefits of Health Screenings
Regular health screenings, or preventive exams, are important components of employee health and wellness. They are the foundation of employee health improvement, and are performed to determine the possible presence of a disease or other health problems. Health screenings can be conducted routinely as preventive measures, or may be administered when suspicion of a specific health issue arises.
Early detection of the risk factors for certain health problems can lead to lower disease rates, reduced employer health care costs, reduced absenteeism, enhanced job satisfaction, and increased productivity. When participants are equipped with good information, it not only provides actionable results, but directly impacts companies and helps them achieve a healthier work culture.
Types Of Screenings
24/7 Healthcare offers multiple types of evaluations, such as biometric screenings which can be conducted at either of our centers in Downtown St. Louis or Creve Coeur, or on location at your offices (for an “on-site clinic”). Other screenings include body fat percentage tests, and prostate and diabetic screenings upon request. Healthcare screening, combined with our integrated wellness programs, health assessments, and health coaching can help improve overall wellness and reduce overall costs associated with an unhealthy workforce. In addition, you have the option of scheduling an annual physical for employees who work evenings, nights, or weekends, and might not otherwise be able to make it to the day-time clinic hours.
Improving Health Awareness
Biometric screenings are evaluations intended to identify past, current, and potential medical problems and are a critical component in any of our wellness programs. Our 24/7 Healthcare health specialists use them to identify individuals who might have risk factors for metabolic syndrome, which could lead to heart disease and diabetes. Biometric screenings are an effective method in identifying health risks due to unhealthy lifestyle behaviors, and can provide the necessary information and data to utilize intervention strategies and preventive measures to reduce these risks.
These results are shared with each individual on a confidential basis and include recommendations on how to reduce risk factors, which may include follow-up care or lifestyle changes. For some employees, a timely biometric health screening can have a tremendously positive impact on their health, productivity, and well-being. When aware of these findings, employees are more likely to take a proactive role in their health and lifestyle changes.
Because of our versatility, you'll have the option of scheduling biometric screenings at your 24/7 Healthcare on-site clinic or at our locations in Downtown St. Louis and Creve Coeur.
Each biometric screening will measure these essential health factors:
If at least three of an individual's measurements lie outside the normal range, they'll be identified as "at risk" for future diabetes or heart disease. "At risk" individuals will also receive a list of recommendations for lowering their risk, which may include follow-up care or lifestyle changes, such as diabetes self-management. A 24/7 Healthcare health specialist may recommend a wellness intervention, such as a retreat program or health coaching, which can be accessed online or in-person.
We maintain strict privacy and confidentiality guidelines, and do not share employees' individual results with you, the employer. After the screening results are processed, your employees will receive a confidential report that indicates which, if any, of their measurements are normal and which, if any, are outside the normal range.
Return on Investment
Implementing health screenings and facilitating a comprehensive wellness program—one that encompasses various aspects of employee health (physical, mental, social, financial, etc.) will benefit your company beyond cost savings, but as a whole; you can expect to see reductions in employee absenteeism, staff turnover, improved morale, and greater employee engagement. More than just another cost on the balance sheet, we encourage you to consider health screenings as a valuable investment in your people.