Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Mar 2018 00:51 UTC

Apple is launching a group of health clinics called AC Wellness for its employees and their families this spring, according to several sources familiar with the company's plans.

The company quietly published a website,, with more details about its initiative and a careers page listing jobs including primary care doctor, exercise coach and care navigator, as well as a phlebotomist to administer lab tests on-site.

This new primary care group - a group of clinical staff that is run independently from Apple but is dedicated to Apple employees - will initially only serve Apple's employees in Santa Clara County, where its headquarters are located. Initially, it has two clinics in the county.

Scrip healthcare.

This is insanity.

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RE: Yeah but...
by Slll on Thu 1st Mar 2018 05:27 UTC in reply to "Yeah but..."
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American healthcare is systemically less than ideal, to that much I will agree.

That said, this is BS. Apple employees are paid pretty well, Apple even offers a health plan to their employees (as most large corporations do) and all around the San Francisco Bay Area are world class hospitals and medical centers. To name just four, there's UCSF in San Francisco and Stanford Medical Center (which cooperates with Sutter Health), a network of Sutter Health/California Pacific Medical Centers, and Dignity Health.

There is a huge concentration of quality health care clinics in the area, and even the County-run hospitals like San Francisco General are pretty good, not to mention free and low-income clinics with clinics specifically for women, AIDS/HIV and mental health. Could it be better? Sure, honestly having a couple of Apple-run clinics around will probably be a boon in general for the area as having a couple of extra clinics isn't a bad thing. It just means some people that would otherwise approach a different clinic, now have the option of an employer-run clinic.

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