Tyson Foods is launching health clinics at multiple meat plans.
In partnership with Marathon Health, Tyson is piloting seven health clinics that will offer primary and preventative care for Tyson workers and their families. In total, the clinics are expected to serve approximately 38,000 Tyson employees and families, including workers’ spouses and dependents age two and up who are covered by the company insurance plan.
The new clinics are an expansion of Tyson’s WE CARE workplace safety program.
“We’re piloting these clinics to promote a culture of health in our company that results in a healthier workforce,” Johanna Söderström, executive vice president and chief human resources officer for Tyson Foods, said in a statement. “Some of our frontline team members aren’t using their health plan benefits, and others don’t seek care until there’s a crisis. We want to change that by providing access to care that can help detect health conditions early and promote healthy habits.”
Two of the clinics will be established at Tyson’s plants in Storm Lake, Iowa and Holcomb, Kan., which employee more than 3,300 and 3,000 individuals, respectively. The remaining five clinic locations are expected to be announced at a later date.
Marathon Health is planning to begin opening the clinics in the first half of 2021.