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The Health and Wellness Center (HWC) is dedicated to providing urgent, primary and preventive care solely to employees, retirees and family members covered by BSSP's Alder, Birch, Cedar and Dogwood medical plans. Some of the services provided at the HWC include:
Health Risk Assessments and follow-up visits
Physicals, including well-woman exams
Cut, sprains, strains
Muscle and joint pains
Blood draws and specimen collection for most laboratory tests, including those ordered outside of the HWC
Ken Owen, PA-C
Ken has been a PA-C for nearly 7 years and also has extensive experience as an exercise physiologist. He has trained in several areas of medicine including primary and urgent care as well as pediatrics and in-patient acute hospital care.
Karen Kushner, PA-C
Karen has been a PA-C for many years and has also served as a National Disaster Responder with the Red Cross, a family practitioner in a rural clinic, adolescent health provider in a school-based clinic and adjunct faculty at Oregon Health Sciences University Pediatric Residence program.
The HWC is dedicated to exclusively serving you -- our covered members -- and your family and we'd like your help in decorating. The walls are painted but a bit bare and the vision is that they will display your work for all HWC visitors to see.
Loan us original artwork created by your or your covered family member for display in the HWC. Submissions will be displayed through March 31, 2014, and subsequent submissions will be displayed in 3-month cycles ending in June, September and December. All submissions will be returned to you at the end of the display period.
Hanging art: Paintings, photographs, tapestries, quilts, framed writings, etc. Work submitted must be in a condition suitable for hanging on the wall and must be framed or have a sufficiently-rigid border in order to be hung from picture hooks or clamps.
Digital submissions: Send digital images of your co-workers at work or your family engaged in a healthy activity, a community event, Bidwell Park, or the sunset reflecting over the rice fields. Digital images will be displayed on a scrolling digital picture frame in the HWC lobby.
Other submissions: We also have some limited space to display your original pottery, sculptures, carvings, etc.
Email a photo of your art and this submission form to email@example.com for consideration. BSSP and HWC staff will select the works to be displayed from the submissions received and reserve the right to refuse display of any submission. All displayed items remain the property of the individual submitting the item. BSSP, HealthStat, Inc., its staff, directors and owners are not responsible for displayed items which are lost or damaged.
To schedule an appointment, call 866-959-9355 (toll-free) or 530-879-7582. The HWC is open on the following schedule, subject to change:
The Health and Wellness Center is located at 500 Cohasset Road, Suite 24 in Chico. From Highway 99E, take the Cohasset Road exit and proceed west towards Mangrove and Cohasset roads. Turn right on Cohasset Road and take the second right at Parmac Road. Turn right into the first driveway. The Health and Wellness Center is located straight ahead in the center of the complex.
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A focus on wellness is the cornerstone to BSSP's Health and Wellness Center (HWC), and that focus starts with obtaining your baseline health information.
BSSP has a long history of offering biometric health screenings each fall and spring. With the implementation of the HWC, our biometric health screenings will now be offered as Health Risk Assessments (HRA) through the HWC and include:
HRAs are available at no cost to any covered member and may be scheduled at the HWC. Completion of a Health Risk Assessment qualifies you for a $20 incentive reimbursement. To download the incentive reimbursement form, click here.
Scheduling for on-site Health Risk Assessment appointments in September and October will be available in August. In the meantime, you may schedule an HRA at the Chico HWC by calling 866-959-9355 or 530-879-7582.
Scheduling will be completed at the link below:
Member ID: Employee/Retiree: The last 6 digits of your social security
Spouse/RDP: The last 6 digits of the employee/retiree's social
security number and "-1" (456789-1)
Need another copy of your prior HRA results? Click on the "Request another copy of your HRA" link below. Then, at the bottom of that page, enter your information and another copy will be sent to you.
Request another copy of your HRA
Does the HWC accept walk-in patients?
To minimize the wait time and sharing of germs for all members, scheduled appointments are required. Same-day appointments will be available, so please call as soon as you need an appointment.
Who is providing services at the HWC?
Ken Owen, PA-C and Karen Kushner, PA-C will be treating you at the HWC. As certified physician assistants, both are licensed health care professionals who practice medicine and bring a breadth of knowledge and skills to your care. They can do a variety of procedures, including, take histories, conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventative health care, and write prescriptions.
Kenneth Logan, MD, serves as their supervising physician. Although he is not available for patient care through the HWC, he regularly review spatient files and provide consultations to Mr. Owen and Ms. Kushner.
Who can be a seen at the HWC?
Any employee or family member covered under BSSP's medical plan is eligible for services at the HWC, including children age 2 and over.
What is the cost of services at the HWC?
For members covered under Alder or Birch plans, all services are free, generic prescriptions are $4 and brand name prescriptions are $8.
Per IRS code, for those covered under Cedar and Dogwood, there is a $25 co-payment for non-preventive visits which includes lab draws taken or prescriptions dispensed during the visit. Lab draws done at a separate visit are $25; generic prescriptions dispensed separately are $4 and brand name prescriptions are $8.
Payment via cash, credit card, or check is due at the time of your visit and will not be billed.
What are the benefits of using the HWC?
Cost savings for you: Use of the HWC is free to most members – that means you don’t pay a deductible, copayment or co-insurance fee. Per IRS codes, members covered under the Cedar or Dogwood plans will be charged for non-preventive care but at a much lower rate than services provided outside the HWC.
Cost savings for everyone: Operation of the HWC is projected to reduce costs of the BSSP medical plans as a whole, by providing competitive services at a lower rate and also reducing members' need for future medical care by improving wellness. That means slower monthly premium increases over time for all BSSP members.
Convenience: If you aren’t well and need a same-day appointment, call the HWC at 1-866-959-9355 or 530-879-7582 to schedule your appointment. Waiting at home for a same-day appointment will likely minimize your discomfort and prevent spread of disease throughout the waiting room.
What do I need to do before receiving services at the HWC?
The HWC will have your eligibility information already on file. At the time of your appointment, you will need to provide a photo ID for verification purposes. Adults should also complete a Health Risk Assessment (HRA). If you haven't already completed an HRA, call 1-866-959-9355 or 530-879-7582 to schedule one.