Employee Health & Wellness Center

The Alachua County Employee Health & Wellness Center opened on January 11, 2016. The Wellness Center provides services to employees, retirees and dependents enrolled in the County’s health insurance plan. These services include primary care, urgent care, and wellness services at no cost. In addition, the Wellness Center has an in-house pharmacy to dispense many common generic medications and medical supplies to its patients at no cost.

The Employee Health and Wellness Center is located in the Millennium Center at 4340 W. Newberry Road, Suite 203, Gainesville. To make an appointment please call (352) 745-7949.  Same day appointments are available for urgent care visits.  Please call before visiting the Wellness Center so office staff can schedule a time for your visit. 

An email address has been established to help answers questions about the Employee Health and Wellness Center at emphealthcenter@alachuacounty.us

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to visit the Alachua County Employee Health & Wellness Center?
Who is eligible to visit the Alachua County Employee Health & Wellness Center?

The Health & Wellness Center is available to individuals who are enrolled in the County’s health insurance plan with Florida Blue, including employees, spouses, children and retirees.

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Where is the Alachua County Employee Health & Wellness Center located?
Where is the Alachua County Employee Health & Wellness Center located?

The Health and Wellness Center is located in the Millennium Center at 

4340 W Newberry Rd, Suite 203
Gainesville, FL 32607​ 
 
To make an appointment, please call (352) 745-7949, same day appointments are available.
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What are the hours of the Health & Wellness Center?
What are the hours of the Health & Wellness Center?
  • Monday 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Tuesday 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thursday 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am - 12:00pm​ 

 

 Please call (352) 745-7949 before visiting the employee wellness center

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What does it cost to use the Health & Wellness Center?
What does it cost to use the Health & Wellness Center?

There is no cost for eligible employees and retirees and their covered dependents to receive primary care, urgent care, lab work, x-rays, physicals and receive generic medications stocked and dispensed by the wellness center.

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Prescriptions
Prescriptions

The Employee Health & Wellness Center stocks the generic medications that are most often prescribed on the insurance plan. If the Wellness Center does not stock a prescribed medication the staff will provide a prescription for you to take to the local pharmacy to purchase through the County’s health insurance plan with Florida Blue. The Health & Wellness Center is not a pharmacy. You are required to meet with the medical staff before a prescription can be dispensed.

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Can I only get generic drugs?
Can I only get generic drugs?

Yes, traditionally onsite pharmacies are not large enough to carry every drug available on the insurance formulary. On site pharmacies customarily limit the formulary to the generic drugs most often prescribed on the insurance plan.

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Is my personal health information kept private?
Is my personal health information kept private?

Your information will not be shared with your employer or anyone else without your written permission. Medical records are protected under HIPAA (Health Care Portability and Accountability Act). No private medical record is shared with anyone without a patient's written consent. Worker's compensation records are shared with the worker's compensation insurance carrier and Risk Management in accordance with Florida Statutes.

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Will the Wellness Center serve pediatric patients?
Will the Wellness Center serve pediatric patients?
The Health & Wellness Center will treat children aged 1 and older. Pediatrics is a specialty and every child should be followed by a pediatrician for growth tracking, immunizations and anticipatory guidance. The Wellness Center will care for acutely ill or injured children and will be available if the pediatrician is unable to see the child. The Wellness Center provides sports and camp physicals for children. The parents should bring the appropriate physical forms with their child's medical history prior to the visit.
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What if I already have a primary care provider (PCP)
What if I already have a primary care provider (PCP)

The providers at the Wellness Center will work directly with your primary care doctor so they are informed of the care received at the Health & Wellness center. However you don’t need to have another doctor, you can use the doctor at the Wellness Center as your primary care doctor.

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What if I need to see a specialist?
What if I need to see a specialist?

If you need more advanced care or testing the Wellness center staff will help you arrange additional services using specialists in the Florida Blue network.

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What if I need to go to the hospital?
What if I need to go to the hospital?

If a patient is sent to the hospital by the doctor or nurse practitioner they will call to give report to the emergency department physician or the admitting physician. Any records requested will be sent with the patient after their consent for release of information is obtained. When the patient is referred back to the health center from the hospital, consent for medical records will be requested so the continuity of care is not interrupted.

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What services can be performed at the Health & Wellness Center?
What services can be performed at the Health & Wellness Center?
  • Primary care
  • Urgent care
  • Prescription dispensing
  • Labs performed onsite - no trip to a separate facility!
  • X-Rays
  • Personal Health Assessment
  • Physicals
  • Vaccinations (check for availability)​
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