Onsite and near-site health centers can be an integral component of a high-performance health care program because they enhance employee productivity (75%), reduce medical costs (74%) and improve employee access to health care services (66%) according to our survey of 120 large U.S. employers that have established or are planning to establish these facilities. What’s more, many are ready to increase their investment by expanding the scope of services offered (66% by 2018) and adding more health centers (38%).

Two-thirds plan to expand their onsite services

Two-thirds plan to expand their services

Source: 2015 Towers Watson Employer-Sponsored Health Care Centers Survey

A substantial number of employers that have onsite health centers plan to add more

A substantial number of employers that have onsite health cetners plan to add more

Source: 2015 Towers Watson Employer-Sponsored Health Care Centers Survey

Half of onsite health centers now offer some type of pharmacy services, a considerable increase from 38% in 2012. Another interesting finding is the growth in telemedicine. More than one-third (35%) offer telemedicine services, with another 12% planning to in the next two years.

Given cost-control pressures, more employers are now measuring their centers’ ROI. Three in four (75%) employers with onsite health centers calculate their ROI, up significantly from 47% in 2012.

Half of respondents with onsite health centers provide pharmacy services

Half of respondents with onsite health centers provide pharmacy services

Source: 2015 Towers Watson Employer-Sponsored Health Care Centers Survey