Preventive Healthcare Strategies: Leveraging On-Site Pharmacies for Health Education and Screening Programs

Prescription drugs represent a substantial portion of most employers’ healthcare spend. With an on-site pharmacy in place, a large employer can bypass several steps in the traditional supply chain and cut out a large margin that contributes to the ever-rising costs of prescription drugs. Since 2008, On-Site Rx, Inc. has been providing full-service, on-site pharmacies for large employers who would like to reduce their prescription drug spend while simultaneously enriching their group health benefits.

By saving money on prescription drugs, an employer can gain the flexibility they need to take their employee health education and screening programs to the next level. In addition to providing cost savings, an on-site pharmacy can serve as the key portal to wellness initiatives, such as:

Health Screenings and Risk Assessments

An on-site pharmacy can provide valuable employee health screenings—such as blood pressure checks and body weight measurements—along with appropriate counseling, which is core to any employee wellness program. These screenings can help identify employees who may be at risk for certain chronic health conditions, allowing for early intervention if needed and promoting a healthier workforce.

Chronic Condition Management

All chronic health conditions have one thing in common: They are treated with drugs. An on-site pharmacy can be especially helpful to employees who take medication to treat a long-term condition, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, or hypertension. Furthermore, the pharmacists can offer ongoing support and education to help those employees manage their condition effectively.

Personalized Medication Reviews

By providing individualized medication counseling and monitoring, on-site pharmacists can help employees better understand their medications, how to take them properly, and how to recognize and manage any potential side effects. This can lead to improved health outcomes and reduced absenteeism due to illness.

Vaccination Programs

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), vaccines currently prevent 3.5-5 million deaths every year from preventable diseases, such as influenza, pneumonia, and tetanus. Through an on-site pharmacy, an employer can help protect their employees by providing a robust supply of vaccines administered by licensed pharmacists and technicians.

Health Awareness Campaigns

An on-site pharmacy can serve as a focal point for employee health engagement initiatives. The pharmacists can provide customized health education to employees, addressing their specific needs and concerns and helping them make positive lifestyle choices. Employers can also work with the pharmacy to develop health awareness campaigns on topics such as smoking cessation, weight management, and stress reduction.

Overall, leveraging an on-site pharmacy for employee health education and screening programs can lead to a healthier and more engaged workforce. Contact On-Site Rx today to find out how you can reduce your prescription drug spend, support the well-being of your employees, and foster a positive work environment with our unique on-site pharmacy model.