Catapult Health Creates Return-To-Work Programs To Ease Employees’ COVID-19 Concerns

The Dallas-based healthcare provider hopes to help mitigate risks while easing employee uncertainty as people begin to return to work amid health and safety concerns.

As some employees are beginning to return to the office with states such as Texas slowly opening back up, questions still loom as to how they can be kept safe during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Catapult Health, which provides onsite and virtual preventive healthcare, is helping to address these concerns by creating three programs for employers to use to help employees coming back to the office. The programs can help people adjust to returning to work, incorporate nurse practitioners who can screen for COVID-19 symptoms virtually, and allow employees to safely return to their jobs.

“Getting America back to work in a responsible way must be a priority,” David Michel, Catapult Health’s CEO, said in a statement. “Part of that reassurance comes from making sure thorough screenings and testing, when appropriate, are performed so colleagues can take comfort in their work environment from day one.”

Michel founded the Dallas-based company in 2010. Now, Catapult plans to use its clinical expertise, team of certified nurse practitioners, and preventive care tech platform to help people return to work while minimizing their possible exposure to COVID-19.

Catapult says its services can “deliver a means to mitigate these risks before re-opening, upon return and/or during scheduled on-site preventive care clinics.” No matter which scenario an employee is in, one of the company’s nurse practitioners can work with them and determine what needs to be done next.

Catapult made its nurse practitioners available by phone to patients across Texas around the beginning of April and now has its telemedicine services available to over 300,000 additional employees statewide, according to a previous statement.

Other DFW-headquartered businesses such as workspace innovation company Vari and Southwest Airlines have also put plans in place to help their employees and others safely return to the office.

Last month, Catapult announced a partnership with data-driven platform Evive to guide people with COVID-19 symptoms to nearby testing centers. According to a previous statement, its employees have also been making courtesy calls to patients who have previously shown signs of clinical depression or suicidal ideation and are offering support.

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