On September 8, 2014, a major piece of the Healthy Hattiesburg Initiative came to fruition when the City opened the doors of its new Employee Health Clinic, located at 2101 West 4th Street. The Clinic services employees, retirees and dependents. Insured patients receive office and lab visits and medication at no charge. Uninsured employees and their dependents are charged a $20 co-pay for office visits and cost for lab visits and medications.
The Clinic, operated by Medical Analysis LLC of Biloxi, is staffed with a licensed nurse practitioner, a medical technician, and a receptionist. The 3,998.5 square foot facility includes two examination rooms, a triage room, and a lab. Patients are provided a broad array of services including physical exams (Annual, Sport, DOT and School), blood work, drug screenings, vision and basic hearing screenings, physician referrals, Workman’s Comp issues, B-12 injections, flu vaccinations and other preventative treatment.
Within three weeks of its debut, more than 300 people visited the Clinic which would have typically cost the City an estimated $70,000 in insurance fees. The Clinic netted the City of Hattiesburg nearly $35,000 in savings. From September-December 2014, the City saved $302,880.64 and earned a net savings of $167, 694.25 after the deduction of $138,666.25 for operation costs. To learn more information about the City of Hattiesburg Employee Clinic, visit www.hattiesburgms.com or call 601.545.1712.