This is the first on-site health center of its kind for Kaiser Permanente in Colorado and is open to all city employees, both Kaiser Permanente members and non-members. It’s located off the front lobby of the municipal building and provides a variety of convenient, routine medical services. This means employees can make an appointment and get their annual physical, a flu shot or routine blood work without having to go elsewhere. The clinic will also provide basic care for minor illnesses.
“We hope that it’s not only going to be convenient, but also encourage employees to get health care when they need it,” said Donna Lynne, DrPH, president, Kaiser Permanente Colorado.
Kaiser Permanente is also looking into the possibility of expanding on-site health centers to other locations in cities across Colorado.
“I’m glad it’s here,” said Jackie Hibbler, City of Aurora employee. “If I need to get blood drawn or anything, I can just come right here. It’s very convenient.”
A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place to commemorate the event and featured remarks from city officials and Kaiser Permanente executives. Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan and City Manager Skip Noe were also honored as “doctors for the day” as they were presented with white coats.