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Employees receive different types of care at the clinic, such as preventative care, chronic condition management, prescriptions, lab tests, cold and flu treatment, as well as treatment for seasonal allergies, sinus infections, strep throat, ear infections, minor injuries and immunizations.
Antibiotics, anti-inflammatory, blood pressure and cholesterol prescriptions are available.
Appointments must be set up ahead of time.
"This is a very economical way to receive medical care," Volz said, noting if employees under the plan visited a different health care provider, the cost would go toward a deductible. For employees and dependents who attend the Brookside clinic, it is free.
She said new hires are given a tour of the clinic.
"We've been continuing to promote the clinic and what it can offer," Volz said, noting patient visits have increased substantially and statistics show patients have saved money.
The clinic -- in an area that used to be a locker room -- includes two patient rooms, a storage room, restroom and lab room.
Almost 500 district employees and dependents are eligible for the program.
"It's very rewarding to work in this environment," Leppert said.
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