Atrium Health has a strong commitment to teammate health and wellness resulting in better health and well-being for you and your family.
Time Out for Prevention ensures teammates have paid time to take advantage of preventive care. A total of two hours of paid time off per calendar year will be given to teammates to use for any preventive care appointment and may be used in 15-minute increments.
In addition to screenings listed on the Preventive Care Guide, eligible services also include Diabetes Education Counseling offered through Atrium Health and MedCost.
Atrium Health encourages all teammates to receive their recommended preventive care. Teammates can use up to two hours of paid time off per calendar year for any preventive care and the time may be used in 15-minute increments. Atrium Health Time Out for Prevention may be used for work time missed due to medical, dental, vision, and preventive care. Before using Time Out for Prevention teammates should discuss with their leader and provide enough notice to ensure the appropriate staffing and time-keeping code is recorded during their time away from work.
Who is eligible for Atrium Health Time Out for Prevention?
Teammates who have a preventive care appointment that is completed during their regularly scheduled work time, are eligible for up to two hours of paid time for preventive care services:
Will teammates who work night shift or weekends be eligible for Atrium Health Time Out for Prevention?
If a non-exempt night shift or weekend teammate schedules their appointment during their scheduled work time, the teammate will be reimbursed for up to two hours of missed time. If the appointment occurs during the day when a teammate is not scheduled to work, they will not be eligible for the paid time. The intent of the two hours of paid time is to reimburse non-exempt teammates for time missed from work.
I have scheduled a preventive care appointment for my dependent(s). Can I receive up to two hours of paid time for their preventive care?
No. You (teammates) will only receive up to two hours of paid time for your preventive care appointments. If you must attend an appointment for one of your dependents, PTO or unpaid time must be used.
How will eligible teammates record the Atrium Health Time Out for Prevention?
Managers are encouraged to allow exempt teammates to take up to two hours per year for preventive care.
What if my preventive care appointment takes longer than two hours?
Atrium Health will reimburse teammates for up to two hours of missed work time. If it should take more than two hours, the teammate will need to use PTO or unpaid time for the remainder of the time missed.
What if I do not have a primary care physician?
Do you know what to expect during a routine physical? There are no standard procedures for a routine physical, so the thoroughness of the exam and recommended frequency depend on your doctor and your individual circumstances.