The Stillwater School Board last week showed support for a plan to establish an onsite health clinic inside Stillwater Area High School.
The clinic, according to school officials, would resemble a commercial Minute Clinic and would provide medical services to employees and dependents covered by the district’s insurance plan.
The idea for the new clinic came about as a result of the district’s switch to self-funded insurance. District officials anticipate a significant reduction in benefit claims to the district through utilization of this staff clinic.
By 2015, district leaders expect to see a more than $260,000 annual reduction in claims. The clinic is expected to open in May.