Wake Commissioners OK health clinic, Wake Tech construction

April 15, 2013 

Wake County will go ahead with a three-year contract for an employee health clinic to see whether it can improve workers’ health and lower the county’s health-care bills.

The board of commissioners voted unanimously at its meeting on Monday to enter an agreement with Marathon Health Inc. of Vermont to run the clinic, which will operate out of two locations on alternating days. Employees will be able to get free primary and preventive care without taking time off work.

The county hopes to have the clinic in operation by October

Commissioners also approved $14.7 million from the sale of bonds approved last year for the Wake Technical Community College building program. The money will be used for three new buildings on the Northern Wake Tech Campus, the expansion of the Public Safety Education Campus, repairs and renovation on the Main and Health Sciences campuses, and the first three buildings of the new RTP Campus in Morrisville.

— Martha Quillin

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