Direct Primary Care Clinic Unveils New Name
Cowley HealthWoRX will offer preventative healthcare, traditional primary care services, occupational health, and testing services without the typical wait times for appointments or red tape from the insurance companies. The clinic is employer driven, meaning that it is designed to be offered as a benefit to a company’s employees with no out of pocket deductibles or office visit copays for individuals that are covered through the program.
November 17, 2017
A new concept in health and wellness for Cowley County is set to open its doors in just a few weeks. Cowley HealthWoRX is a direct primary care clinic formed through a partnership between South Central Kansas Medical Center and Revere Healthcare Solutions Inc. (RHS). Located on the medical center campus at 6403 Patterson Parkway in Ark City, the clinic hopes to be a catalyst for improved health within the community by emphasizing preventative healthcare.
The partners have been working for several months to prepare for the previously unnamed clinic’s January 2nd opening.
“We have put a great amount of thinking in identifying and designing a brand which is meant to signify the evolution of SCKMC from a traditional facility delivering reactive healthcare to a center for health and wellness for our community. We believe that as far as our community is concerned, Cowley HealthWoRX will be the front door for this change towards preventative healthcare,” said Virgil Watson, SCKMC’s Chief Executive Officer.
In addition to preventative health, Cowley HealthWoRX will offer traditional primary care services, occupational health, and testing services without the typical wait times for appointments or red tape from the insurance companies. The clinic is employer driven, meaning that it is designed to be offered as a benefit to a company’s employees with no out of pocket deductibles or office visit copays for individuals that are covered through the program.
“While our program is not meant to replace healthcare insurance it does provide a robust safety net for employers offering higher deductible plans or no insurance. Its preventive nature also contributes to maintain a fully insured population insurable for the long term, by curbing the significant healthcare insurance premiums’ experienced by employers, though managing, controlling and sometimes reversing health risk factors,” said Carmine Di Palo, RHS’s Chairman and CEO.
The CowleyHealthWoRX team will initially include Cherie Bahm, APRN; Diane Ray, Registered Dietitian, and Shari Spencer Clinic, Administration. The team is energetic, focused, and small by design.
“I think that the individual advantage to direct primary care is having one-on-one access with a practitioner. In that practitioner-client relationship, the care is patient focused from the moment they walk through the door. From that, I think the clients will feel more like they are being listened to. Having 30-minutes with you from start to finish I am going to learn a whole lot more about you then if I have three or four other people going in to talk to you,” Bahm said.
Employers interested in learning more about the Direct Primary Clinic should contact Virgil Watson at South Central Kansas Medical Center by calling (620) 442-2500 or visit www.cowleyhealthworx.com.
Pictured: The Cowley HealthWoRX team: (from left)Diane Ray, RD; Shari Spencer; and Cherie Bahm, APRN