Everside Health is part of your benefits package
You’ll get these essential features
Services you can count onEverside is proud to be by your side. Here's what we offer as part of your benefits plan.
- Annual physical exams
- Chronic condition management
- Family medicine
- Men’s and women’s health
- Onsite lab work
- School and sports physicals
- Sick and urgent care
- Select onsite medications at little to no cost, where available
What is Everside Health?
Everside Health is a new approach to primary care for members enrolled in the Akron Public School’s health plan. Everside Health is an additional benefit that provides a partnership to the health insurance benefits offered to employees. This program is available at no additional monthly cost. This option offers exclusive access to your own personal primary care doctor for preventive and urgent care needs. Everside Health doctors are highly accessible at convenient locations and 24/7 by phone for urgent health matters. They are held accountable for providing high-quality care to their patients.
Why is Akron Public Schools offering this benefit?
Employees, employers and insurance companies have been seeing significant healthcare cost increases each year. Akron Public Schools is offering an additional choice to address the cost and quality of the healthcare you receive through this partnership with Everside Health. Through this program, you will receive high quality, low- or no-cost primary care through your Everside Health doctor.* Ultimately, this innovative approach to primary care is designed to help you be healthier and to lower your overall healthcare costs.
Who’s eligible to receive Everside services?
All Akron Public Schools members and their eligible dependents that are enrolled in the Akron Public Schools health plan are eligible to receive Everside Health services.
What’s different about Everside compared to my current primary care provider?
As an Everside patient, you have 24/7 access to your care team for urgent needs. You can receive a scope of virtual and in-person services that includes everything from routine checkups and urgent needs to chronic condition management, mental health screenings, wellness counseling, and more. Additionally, your Everside provider has more time during your appointment to listen to your specific concerns, goals, and needs and can help support healthy lifestyle changes that make sense to you.
Does choosing the Everside option increase my healthcare costs?
No, it should do just the opposite. A visit to an Everside provider can save you an expensive trip to the emergency room or urgent care, and most visits are at little to no cost. There’s also no charge for phone, secure messaging, or other remote interactions with your provider. There are some tests and procedures that are billed to your primary insurance at rates that are usually much lower than with other providers. Services that aren’t covered by your Everside membership may still be covered by your employer’s insurance plan.
What makes Everside providers different?
Everside providers see 70% fewer patients than a typical primary care provider, allowing them to spend more time with you when you need it, start appointments on time, and provide you with flexible appointment availability. They also believe in caring for the whole person — physical health, mental health, exercise, and nutrition — that’s affordable and accessible for all.
Can I use Everside but still keep my primary care provider (PCP)?
We recommend that you make your Everside provider your first point of contact for any health concerns. They provide a personalized level of service and can also help you manage your overall care. So, instead of waiting to see a specialist to receive care, you can take advantage of the variety of services offered at your health center and through virtual care. We recommend that — immediately after registering — you schedule your welcome appointment so your provider can get to know you, your health history and concerns, and answer any questions you may have.
What happens if I experience an urgent health issue after hours or if I’m away from home?
Your Everside health center has an after hours call center that is available 24/7 in addition to the Everside app. This means that you can call the health center anytime to reach your care team and explain the health issue. They’ll work with you on what to do for your situation, whether it’s addressing your concern virtually, scheduling an appointment for the next business day, or directing you to the most appropriate local care setting.
How’s Everside different from an urgent care clinic?
Your Everside health center is not an urgent care or walk-in clinic, though we provide many services that can help avoid an urgent care visit. Scheduling your appointment for same-day or next-day needs allows you to get in at your preferred time. You won’t experience the long wait times that are common at walk-in clinics. You can also choose to schedule a virtual appointment with a trusted provider from the comfort of your own home.
What if I already have a pediatrician for my children that I like?
At Everside Health, we love kids! Our experienced family medicine providers are happy to serve as your children’s pediatrician, or if you have an established pediatrician, we can offer an additional option for your kids’ healthcare needs. Typically, it takes less time to get an appointment at your Everside health center than it does at a pediatrician’s office. Also, your Everside team is available 24/7 for pediatric urgent needs or questions. Please check with your health center to learn more about pediatric services offered.
Does Everside make it easier for me to manage medication refills and dosage changes?
Yes, your Everside provider can help to manage your refills and dosage changes. Simply call your health center for more information. Certain refills can be handled remotely by phone or online, without the need for an in-person office visit.
Should I wait until I’m sick to establish care with my Everside provider?
Everside is always here for you if you’re ill or injured, even if you’re a new patient. However, we recommend scheduling your first appointment before you get sick. Doing so allows us to get to know you, your medical history, and your health priorities. Plus, Everside employs screening protocols that may catch a health issue early on before it becomes urgent or chronic.
How do I get started?
Visit members.eversidehealth.com to create your online account and get started. Or call our Everside Health Member Services team at 866-808-6005.
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