Jackson County officials believe a new health clinic that will be used by many — but not all — county employees will save the county at least $350,000 over three years in health care costs. The clinic could open as soon as July 1, said County Administrator Danny Jordan. Instead of going to their regular doctors and pharmacies, employees and their family members will have the choice of going to the clinic to get free care for problems such as sore throats, the flu, allergies, sprains, sports physicals, minor surgeries and annual exams. Jackson County may be the first government agency in Oregon to make the cost-cutting move to open an on-site employee clinic, said Jordan.
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