Health & Wellness Center Hours
Monday - Friday 8am - 8pm
*Saturday 9am - 5pm
*Saturday hours reserved for non-firefighter physicals,
Primary Care and Urgent Care visits.
Closed 3pm-6pm 1st Wednesday of each month for training
I would like to thank the following participants for their interest in filling the Trustee vacancy created by the unfortunate passing of Trustee, Scott Berger.
- Nancey Van Dyke
- John Sluth
- Matt Willhite
- Thomas Wenham
- Bruce Cavallari
- Tony Tozzi
- Lazaro Rodriguez
- Bidwell Cranage
Please look for an email to be sent out with the Instructions for the voting process, including how to obtain a password enabling you to vote. As a reminder, only current or retired County employees, who are currently covered by either medical or dental, will be eligible to vote.
Thank you again to the 8 interested candidates, we look forward to welcoming one of you to the Board of Trustees at the November Board meeting.
Benefits Fund Board Vacancy
September 1, 2015
To all participants of the Employee Benefits Fund,
Recently a vacancy on the Board of Trustees for the PBC FF’s Employee Benefits Fund has occurred. We are seeking qualified candidates who are interested in filling the vacancy.
The position, which is 1 of 10, is responsible for adopting an annual budget, determining the medical, dental, vision and life insurance to be provided for the participants of the Fund, for setting the premium rates for Active, Retired and COBRA participants, for setting the direction of our medical facility, along with many other duties required to operate and set direction for the Fund.
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Any question may be directed to the Fund’s Administrative Manager Mike Sedgwick @ 561-969-6663
Haven't been to the clinic yet?
Maybe you thought we only do firefighter physicals. Below is a link to a 24 minute documentary on the Health & Wellness Center describing some of the services we offer and our philosophy on providing medical care.
Click here for the Video
Flu season started October 1st; flu vaccines are available in the Health & Wellness Center for ages 6 months and up. Dr. Villa recommends everyone get a flu vaccine.
Filling Prescriptions at the Firefighters
Health & Wellness Center
The response to having prescriptions filled at the Health & Wellness Centers Pharmacy has been fantastic and we have been filling several hundred prescriptions a month. We have also added several new medications available from the pharmacy, and a new list of medications is available on the web-site and through the link provided in this email. Filling prescriptions here gives the Fund an opportunity to save several hundred thousand dollars a year, in addition to you saving on co-pays. Saving money on prescriptions will assist us in keeping insurance costs down and, in turn, keep premiums reasonable in an otherwise out of control medical market.
Since each prescription needs to be written by one of the clinics providers, when refills are not available, they are asking that you please give them ample time to accomplish the task. When you have refills available on your medication then of course the process is easier and can usually be accomplished and be ready for pick-up or to be mailed within 24 hours. When the provider needs to write a new prescription, the process can take up to 96 hours since not all providers are on duty every day, in addition to the fact that they are quite busy during the hours that the clinic is open to see patients, in some instances repeat of blood work or other labs may be necessary to make sure the medication continues to be correct.
We strongly encourage you to not wait until you’ve taken your last dose of a medication to get the refill process started.
We try to dispense most maintenance type medications to give you a minimum of a 90 day supply and would recommend you starting the refill process no later than 2 weeks before you run out, it will be less stress on you, and us, to have your new supply in hand well before you run out. Additionally, if any blood test or other tests are needed prior to your refill it will give everyone ample time to complete the tests before medications run out.
We encourage you to inform us of medications you are taking that we do not have on our list; this can be done by emailing Chrystal at email@example.com. As a reminder, while we try to stock all generics that our participants are taking, brand medications generally produce no saving for the Fund and therefore are not regularly stocked; also we do not carry any scheduled drugs. We also carry breast milk pumps, nebulizers, glucometers and testing supplies in our pharmacy.
Thank you again for all of your support of the Health & Wellness Center, we continue to be excited to offer you a better medical experience and hope that in most cases it is exactly what we are accomplishing.
Link to pharmacy medication list