STIHL, Inc. is opening a health and wellness center for its employees across the street from the main Virginia Beach campus in late 2011. The facility is expected to provide convenient access to high-quality health services, while lowering the cost of health care for its employees, as well as the company.
Employees and their families currently use healthcare facilities that are based in the community. Only STIHL employees will have access to the new facility at first, but the company plans to provide access to spouses and dependents after the first year. Use of the facility is not mandatory, but the option is available for employees who are interested in a co-pay lower than that of community-based health providers.
The center will provide general medical services, primary and urgent care, lab work and immunizations, annual physicals, wellness programs and health education. In late 2012, STIHL anticipates adding physical therapy services.