HealthPartners and Wilson Tool International today announced the opening of a new worksite clinic called HealthPartners Well@Work Wilson Tool. Located in Wilson Tool™s worldwide headquarters in White Bear Lake, Minn., the clinic serves the company™s 450 Minnesota-based employees and their families. It is the fourth worksite clinic HealthPartners has opened.

Staffed by a physician, a certified nurse practitioner and a wellness coach, the clinic offers most services provided by a traditional family practice clinic, including physical exams and screenings, lab tests, urgent care, work-related injury assessment, wellness counseling and evaluation. Clinic services are available to Wilson Tool employees and their families at no charge.

“We are pleased to offer this benefit to our employees,” said Brian Robinson, CEO, Wilson Tool Enterprises. “We pride ourselves on being a compassionate employer with a clear focus on the wellbeing of our employees and their families. High quality, on-site medical care will not only benefit our employees, it will help us maintain a high level of productivity and manage health care costs by promoting health and wellness and a lower overall level of absenteeism.”

“When healthcare services are proactive, easily accessible and appropriate, employees get the right care at the right time,” said Bob VanWhy, vice president of primary care for the HealthPartners Medical Group. “This promotes a healthier workforce and helps patients and employers manage costs.” VanWhy points to HealthPartners data showing the total cost of care in its worksite clinics is nine percent less than in traditional primary care clinics.

Clinic hours:

      Wed.       11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Thurs. 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Fri. 6:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at Wilson Tool, 12909 Farnham Ave. N. White Bear Lake, Minn. on Thurs. Sept. 18 at 2:00 p.m.

About HealthPartners

HealthPartners family of care includes the HealthPartners Medical Group and Clinics, a 700 physician multi-specialty practice serving patients at more than 50 HealthPartners, RiverWay and North Suburban clinics and at Regions and Westfields hospitals. Founded in 1957, the HealthPartners ( family of health care companies serve more than one million medical and dental health plan members nationwide and is the largest consumer-governed, nonprofit health care organization in the nation.

Wilson Tool:
Jeff Paulson, 651-286-6150
Joe Dangor, 952-883-5223