-- Resource helps employers improve the health and wellness of their workforce --
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Some Aetna (NYSE: AET) members can now check their blood pressure or get care for minor health issues, such as a sore throat, at work and without waiting for an appointment with their primary care doctor. New freestanding, individually operated health stations from Computerized Screening, Inc. (CSI) are an innovative twist on the traditional worksite clinic and give members access to health care assessments and consultations at their place of business.
Available for lease by self-insured employers through arrangements made available by Aetna, the CSI workplace health stations offer a number of services. Aetna members can:
- Initiate a basic medical self-assessment and receive a personalized report based on their biometric readings: weight, temperature, blood oxygen level and blood pressure
- Print out a copy of results so they can share them with their providers or update their personal health records
- Access personalized care through a live, on-demand voice or video consultation with a state-licensed, board-certified doctor when this feature is selected by the member’s employer
- Access health and wellness tools such as medical encyclopedia, health topics & videos, and Rx database
“The health station is a benefit that can help employees manage today’s busy lifestyles and help employers promote employee health and productivity, while reducing health care costs,” said Jay Eisenstock, head of Aetna’s Provider eSolutions.
The workplace health stations can assist members with a number of minor physical health concerns, including:
- Cold and flu symptoms
- Pink eye
- Sinus infections
To connect virtually with a doctor, a member must first register as a new user or sign-in at the health station, establish or update their personal health record, complete the baseline biometric readings, and answer a few questions related to his or her current condition. All data exchanges are SSL encrypted, as required by HIPAA. No data is stored on the health station.
The cost of a video consultation is $35 or lower, depending on the member’s specific Aetna benefit plan. Copays, deductibles and coinsurance apply. Workplace health station consultations are a qualified expense for health care flexible spending account (FSA), health reimbursement arrangement (HRA) or health savings account (HSA) fund products.
The CSI workplace health station offering is not available to Medicare Advantage or Medicaid (Aetna Better Health®) benefits plans.
CSI is the leading manufacturer and distributor of FDA-approved health stations.
Aetna is one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving approximately 36.5 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, and medical management capabilities and health care management services for Medicaid plans. Our customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups and expatriates. For more information, see www.aetna.com.
Stephanie Ancillai, 860-273-8161
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