BSSP's slogan has been, for many years, "Healthy 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 Centers (HWCs) are dedicated to providing urgent, primary and preventive care solely to employees, retirees and family members covered by one of BSSP's medical plans. Our care team brings many years of experience to help you on your health journey.
HWC's COVID-10 Response
www.bsspjpa.org/hwcportal.htmlThe staff at your Health and Wellness Centers are committed to providing the best care for you and your family during the current COVID-19 crisis and beyond. To minimize the spread of COVID-19 and limit exposure for patients and staff, we are excited to offer two options which allow uninterrupted care to HWC patients: telephone and VirtualCare (video) appointments.
Don't worry ... through both of these new options, Shannon, Ben, Barbara, Sally and Dave can:
As always, call Chico (530-879-7582) or Oroville (530-532-5918) to schedule an appointment. After a telephone or VirtualCare appointment, at the provider's discretion an in-office appointment may be scheduled.
Telephone appointments: The HWC will call you at the time of your scheduled appointment. A phone appointment is preferred for TB assessments or refills of well-established medications prescribed or dispensed from the HWC. Telephone appointments are also available for many acute or episodic conditions not requiring a physical examination.
VirtualCare (video) appointments: VirtualCare appointments are a great option to meet with your HWC provider for many conditions via a video session. VirtualCare appointments require an active patient portal and a reliable internet connection. They are available with a:
Important! Your patient portal must be active in advance of your VirtualCare appointment. Click here to read more about enabling and activating your portal.
Want to learn more? You can watch a quick demonstration video of a VirtualCare appointment via a web browser or smart phone. We also have a Patient Guide to your VirtualCare Appointment and some frequently asked questions regarding VirtualCare visits for you to review.
Telephone and VirtualCare copays: Copays are as follows:
Lab draws: With the increased volume associated with COVID testing, results on labs requested by both HWC and outside providers may be delayed.
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. For members covered under an HSA plan, medications dispensed are included within the $25 office visit charge.
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.