Clinic waiting area Using aworksite medical clinic as a primary care provider and even as a“medical home” is a growth trend that fits in with many employers'strategy of leveraging Accountable Care Organizations. (Photo:Shutterstock)

A third of U.S. employers with 5,000 employees or more areoffering general medical clinics at the worksite,according to a Mercer survey, and that's a sizable increasefrom 2012.

Survey data reveal that while in 2017 33 percent of thoseemployers provided general medical clinics, in 2012 just 24 percentdid, while worksite clinics focused on occupational health were more common, at 38percent.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.