PicMed’s partnerships have aided in the vaccination of thousands of people. We offer a full line of competitively priced immunization and wellness services at corporations, senior facilities, colleges/universities, public health facilities, churches, doctors’ offices, and retail locations, such as pharmacies and grocery stores.
Each year, influenza (“the flu”) impacts 5-20% of the U.S. adult population. More than 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu complications. In self-reported studies of Americans 18-64, flu was responsible for 200 million days of diminished productivity, 100 million days of bed disability, and 75 million days of work absence.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2003 American businesses’ lost earnings due to annual influenza epidemics (illness and loss of life) was $16.3 billion.
The single best way to prevent the flu is to receive a flu vaccination each year.
By offering the flu vaccine to employees, studies show that corporate America has reduced the number of sick days taken by workers. Also by offering the vaccine at the office or plant, is not only more convenient, it also reduces the time your employees take away from the job to receive the vaccination. Many employers open the clinic to family members, thusly reducing time away from work to care for an ill family member.
Hosting a flu shot clinic for your employees helps you:
- Reduce employee absenteeism which can cause more than $500 a day in lost productivity
- Reduce time away from the job to go to another location for the shot
- Enhance your relationship with your employees
- Increase participation by making the immunization more convenient
When comparing the cost of an on-site flu clinic with the cost of absenteeism and lost productivity, all sources claim that onsite flu clinics are a “no-brainer”, a must.
Many companies budget for flu vaccinations, but for those that do not, PicMed has the ability to provide this fee service in most any manner possible. As a Medicare provider and a provider for most major insurance companies, PicMed can perform this service and bill the insurance company directly. In this way, employees can receive the vaccination at no cost to them while taking advantage of their health insurance coverage.
Benefits available to you and your employees through PicMed :
- Promotional Materials
- Quality Staff
- Simple billing and/or insurance filing