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Cigna's 21st century on site health and wellness center with seasoned, high quality medical professionals and health coaches who provide a full range of services. (Photo: Business Wire)
At the epicenter of Cigna's culture of health is its 21st century on site health and wellness center, which Cigna staffs with seasoned, high quality medical professionals and health coaches who provide a full range of services including:
- Preventive care visits, EKG’s, and biometric screenings that measure body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels,
- Acute, episodic and full Primary Care services
- In person health coaching for weight management and condition management programs
“By completely renovating, re-equipping and relocating our on-site health center to its premier location at the main entrance, we’re sending a message to our employees that health and wellness are front and center to Cigna's culture,” according to Cigna Director of Global Health and Wellness,
Digital Experience That Connects On Site Clinicians with Employees
Patient understanding and health literacy is of high importance to taking an active role in their health. When sharing medical information with employee-patients, the center’s clinicians use HDTVs for sharing health information, setting and monitoring health goals, and reviewing their visit summaries. Cigna also provides a patient health portal accessible via Web and Mobile device for secure messages from their onsite providers and to keep employees connected to their health.
The health centers will also expand to offer virtual health visits to employees at other worksite locations. Cigna will leverage advancements in telehealth technology to offer private telehealth visits from the onsite health center staff to other work locations, extending the reach of the clinic team and providing more employees access to quality connected care. This feature is a very cost effective and a convenient way to expand health visit capacity.
“Our employees say the relationships they develop with their onsite providers are invaluable,” said
Cigna's mission extends beyond physical health – providing tools and incorporating design elements to help improve employee wellbeing. The health center offers Mindfulness programs including a meditation room and access to the Cigna Virtual Relaxation Pod™; an innovative virtual reality experience using Oculus technology to transport users to one of three VR environments, accompanied by expert guided meditation. The company also provides employees with lunch hour guided meditation sessions via phone.
Near the company cafeteria and coffee shop, Cigna has installed a floor to ceiling 28-foot LED screen that projects imagery designed to evoke cognitive breaks, micro restorative experiences, and reduced stress levels.
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