BAC Cares Clinic: Member-Focused Quality Care
On April 28, 2018, the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC)’s International Health Fund (IHF) held its grand opening of its first onsite medical clinic in Indianapolis, IN at its Local 4 Indiana/Kentucky’s union hall. The clinic will provide Urgent and Primary care at no cost to all IHF members and their families.
Attending the ribbon cutting festivities was BAC President James Boland, who said, “We are committed to providing the best benefits possible to our members. This clinic will promote health and wellness of our members and their families. It will also help our employers, because a healthy worker is a productive worker.” BAC Local 4 IN/KY President Ted Champ expressed his commitment to providing his members with access to the highest quality, accessible care.
IHF Executive Director Robin Donovick, IPF Executive Director David Stupar, and Director of the Member Assistance Program (MAP) Karen Grear spoke with the members about their member benefits. Christy Piti, CEO and President of Sav RX, met with the members to discuss their prescriptions with a pharmacist. In addition, the United Healthcare and Optum teams provided blood pressure screenings as well as tours of the new clinic, while members’ children enjoyed entertainment and guests got massages, entered raffles, and attended a barbeque lunch.
The BAC Cares Clinic is the first of its kind. “The clinic will provide our members with a patient centric medical home with free access to urgent and preventive care. It will increase health literacy and remove social detriments to access to care,” said Robin Donovick, Executive Director of IHF, which covers 8,200 participants nationwide. “In order to measure efficacy, we will evaluate the top 5 International Classification of Diseases categories for emergency department and inpatient care encounters before and after participants begin using services at the clinic. We hope the clinic will promote wellness and engage our members in their health, resulting in cost savings to our members and the Plan.”
The Indianapolis metropolitan area represents about 3,000 participants, or more than one-third of the Fund’s members nationwide. BAC Local 4 IN/KY, a local affiliate of the Union, helped build the clinic. UnitedHealthcare partnered with the Fund to set up the clinic to ensure best primary healthcare coverage for Local members and their families.
The free clinic will be run by a physician’s assistant from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays. Members will be able to receive flu shots and other vaccinations, physical and wellness exams, biometric screenings such as blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar, diagnostic tests and preventive care.
The clinic is conveniently located at BAC Local 4 IN/KY union hall. Members may walk in or make appointments by contacting the Local Union Hall at 765-683-9127.