Discovery Health Services brings a “comprehensive onsite health and wellness solution” to local workplaces

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Seeking to make the workplace a space of wellness, Discovery Health Services specializes in helping businesses in the La Jolla area improve employee health and wellness. To learn more about the practice, the La Jolla Light posed the following questions to General Manager Jeffrey Sternberg.

Q. When did your business start? Who founded it? What is his mission ?

A. We were founded in 2002 as a division of Pacifica Health and Medical. A former partner [Selby Stultz] and I was founders.

Our mission is to maximize the profitability and productivity of our corporate clients by improving the health, well-being and feeling at work of their employees.

Q. What services do you offer?

A. Comprehensive on-site health and wellness programs tailored to the workplace, culture and individual employee needs. Our most popular program includes our on-site nurse who works at the client’s place of business three to five days a week.

With a nurse on site and able to offer all of our health assessment and health screening options [and] providing treatment and things like vaccinations, blood tests, heart health, weight loss, digestive health, hormone balance and other programs, we are seeing an unprecedented commitment from employees to improving their health and their well-being.

Corporate wellness cannot be effective if a company still only organizes two or three “wellness events” each year. It needs to be woven into the fabric of the workplace, and we’ve figured out how to achieve that for about the same price. When employees improve their health and well-being at work, they go home happier and return to work better rested, which directly benefits the business.

Q. What makes your business unique from similar businesses?

A. We have far more experience than most companies in our field, but the biggest difference is our focus on making the client’s business profitable. We are able to reduce expenses including insurance premiums, on-the-job pay rates, sick leave, employee turnover and litigation while increasing the bottom line by targeting high-risk employees and with the greatest benefit in terms of increased productivity through better health.

A healthy employee is more focused, more productive, less prone to risk, uses fewer sick days, and is generally happier, making them more likely to want and have the energy to do well at work and in life.

Q. What’s new in the company recently that you want everyone to know?

A. Since COVID, we’ve seen companies more willing to spend on the well-being of their employees than ever before. DHS has grown exponentially through 2022. We set the standard that fueled this change by inviting employers to consider the investment opportunity of having employees who wanted to be in the workplace because they felt the employer respected them and was willing to spend money to create a positive and safe workplace. Even something as simple as COVID testing for employees can increase productivity and employee sentiment toward the company if done thoughtfully and with purpose.

Q. What are the benefits of working at La Jolla?

A. Our mission is to teach companies how to generate a return on investment [return on investment] through targeted investment in how employees feel physically, mentally and after a day at work. We have our offices in La Jolla because we know that being where our employees can walk to the coast and enjoy the beauty and safety of La Jolla has a positive effect on their state of mind. and their overall health. Moreover, it is an ideal place to organize a meeting.

Discovery Health Services is located at 5726 La Jolla Blvd., Bird Rock. For more information, call (858) 266-0823, email [email protected] or visit

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