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Is there a doctor in the school?



Hoping to save about $100,000 a year in health insurance and workers compensation costs, the Pasco School Board is looking into contracting with one or more local medical clinics to serve district employees and their immediate family members.

The board today authorized staff to negotiate with two companies -- CareHere and Novia Care Clinics -- to determine if they can reach a deal for on-site clinics.

"There are a number of school districts doing this and they have saved a lot of money and time," board member Kathryn Starkey said. "I am so glad we are doing this."

Chairman Allen Altman said if the program succeeds, he hoped to partner with county government to further reduce costs.

[Last modified: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 2:10pm]


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