Bay County administrators reported to the Board of Commissioners Tuesday that great strides are being made when it comes to serving potentially at-risk populations, while managing to also reduce health care costs.
The three-year-old Bay Community Health Clinic is helping people with multiple chronic conditions like diabetes and hypertension, who don’t normally have access to a primary care provider or specialist. That’s translated into a 43% decrease in people the clinic has targeted making unnecessary trips to local hospital emergency rooms.
Meanwhile, Bay County’s employee wellness center has been universally welcomed for its fast, professional service for workers and their families. Savings on copay costs at the Center have amounted to roughly $154,000 since 2014.