Frisco ISD has entered into an agreement with the Dallas Physician Medical Services for Children (DPMSC) to operate a clinic that will provide FISD employees with free access to health and wellness services.
With the partnership, District employees will be able to visit the new clinic for acute care free of charge starting in the spring of 2022 whether they are insured through the District or not.
“We’re always looking for ways to improve our employee benefits, and this has been in the works for a couple years,” said Kimberly Smith, the District’s chief financial officer. “We have been searching for new, innovative ways to promote wellness and to provide resources to ensure staff are taken care of physically and emotionally. This is one more step in that direction.”
The majority of District employees access healthcare through the Teacher Retirement System of Texas high deductible health plan, and the District hopes that employees will use this clinic to avoid paying out-of-pocket for urgent care visits for minor ailments.
Soon, employees will be able to access free acute care in person at the clinic or virtually during their conference period via a Telehealth app.
Follow-ups with specialists and prescriptions will be billed through insurance, but the employee visit itself will be free for clinical services including:
The clinic space, which will be located at 6950 Stadium Lane, is owned by the District and will be leased by the DPMSC. The clinic space was formerly used as the athletic offices and is in the process of being renovated in anticipation of a grand opening in the spring.
The clinic is located adjacent to Kuykendall Stadium and will be available to student athletes during athletic games for treatment related to sports medicine and physical therapy. This facility will be equipped with x-ray equipment that will save on athlete transport time to hospitals and provide quicker results for athletes and staff.
Children's has been instrumental in working with the FISD athletic department to supply middle school campuses with full-time athletic trainers. Children’s has hired nine athletic trainers to support FISD middle schools, and the addition of this facility at Kuykendall Stadium will only enhance services to all athletes. In the past, high school trainers provided these services for both middle and high school athletes. This partnership has been a huge relief to our staff that benefits our middle school athletes.
Since DPMSC is leasing the facility from the District, they will also use the space for sports medicine and outpatient rehabilitative care separate from the services they’re providing to FISD students or staff.