CDTA opens in-house health center for its 700 employees

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ALBANY — CDTA’s 700 employees can get free health care at a new on-site health center designed to keep them healthy and, in the process, reduce the costs of their health care.

The clinic saw its first employee/patient Monday and was formally introduced Tuesday at a news conference held by the regional transit agency and by Albany health insurer CDPHP, which is partnering with CDTA on the project.

Family Nurse Practitioner Jocelyn Cappozzo is the sole staffer, working full-time to provide treatment for minor illness and injury, flu shots and health counseling, as well as keeping CDTA in compliance with the regulatory framework placed on public transit providers.

The first patient visits this week fall in the latter category — random drug screening, new employee physicals, employee re-certifications. Full wellness services will follow, CDTA CEO Carm Basile said.

“They’ll get tips and tools to

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