BSSP's slogan has been, for many years, "Health Employees Supported by Quality, Well-Managed Programs." On January 30, 2014, BSSP launched another significant benefit in support of that statement: The Butte Schools Health and Wellness Center.
The Health and Wellness Center (HWC) is dedicated to providing urgent, primary and preventive care solely to employees, retirees and family members covered by the medical plans of BSSP with no out of pocket cost (HDHP plan members are charged $25 copayment for non-preventive services). 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
BSSP has partnered with Healthstat for clinic management and operation. Healthstat is the leading provider of on-site primary care, health-risk intervention, chronic care management and occupational medicine. Healthstat creates an environment of wellness that works by offering solutions that improve employee health while lowering costs. Healthstat's goal is to inspire a change in healthcare for the better. They guarantee it.
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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Does the HWC accept walk-in patients?
To minimize the wait time and sharing of germs for all members, scheduled appointments are preferred. Same-day appointments will be available, so please call as soon as you need an appointment. Walk-ins will be accommodated whenever possible and are most appropriate for urgent care (lacerations, eye injuries, abscess formations, and other quickly-developing conditions).
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.
Dannielle Harwood, MD, will serve as their supervising physician. Although she is not available for patient care through the HWC, she will regularly review patient 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 most members, all services including lab draws are free. Per IRS code, members covered under the HDHP plan will be charged $25 per office visit for non-preventive care. Payment via cash or check will be due at your appointment.
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 code, members covered under the HDHP plan will be charged $25 per office visit for non-preventive care. Payment via cash or check will be due at your appointment. This is still a substantial benefit for HDHP members as you avoid deductible and co-insurance costs. You will receive credit towards your plan limit maximum for $25 copayments paid to the HWC.
Cost savings for everyone: Operation of the HWC is projected to reduce costs of the BSSP medical plans as a whole. That means slower monthly premium increases over time for all BSSP members.
Convenience: The HWC will offer same-day appointments and can also accept walk-ins for emergency care. Occasional walk-ins for acute care can also be accommodated. 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 participated in (last November) or scheduled an HRA, click here to schedule one in February. HRA's may also be scheduled at the HWC if you aren't available for the February on-site events and adults will be allowed up to 2 "acute" visits prior to completing an HRA.
The point-of-care dispensary is now open at the Health and Wellness Center (HWC). The HWC Dispensary can dispense those medications which are included in the formulary and prescribed by the HWC provider at the time of your visit. Now, there's no need to stop at the pharmacy or request mail order for many of your prescription needs.
The HWC Dispensary is not a traditional "pharmacy" and cannot fill prescriptions from an outside provider. The HWC provider may dispense maintenance medications, if in the formulary, which have been previously prescribed by an outside provider after an office visit with the HWC provider.
Generic medications included on the formulary are available at a $4 copayment; the copayment for brand name medications is $8. Click here for a current list of items available in the HWC dispensary.
NOTE: In order to comply with all regulations set forth by the Medical Board and Board of Pharmacy, the patient must be seen by the Healthstat Provider before drugs are dispensed.
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. A $20 incentive reimbursement is available to covered members participating in a health risk assessment (women age 40 and over must also complete a screening mammogram which is not available at the HWC; click here for a free mammogram coupon).
Health Risk Assessments are available in Chico, Paradise, Oroville, Gridley and Durham in late July. Click here to schedule your appointment.
Completion of a Health Risk Assessment qualifies you for a $20 incentive reimbursement. To download the incentive reimbursement form, click here.
Need another copy of your 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