CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - A couple of family-owned businesses in Charlottesville are teaming up to offer better and more personalized healthcare service to employees.

Tiger Fuel and S.L. Williamson Company unveiled a new employee health center Tuesday, February 12. The companies teamed up with Care Team, an employer-sponsored primary care provider.

“It's really important to me that we take care of the people, because if you take care of your people the business will run smoothly,” said S.L. Williamson Company President Blair Williamson.

“I hope it shows how much Tiger really values and cares about their employees,” said Ryan Whitlock, human resources Tiger Fuel.

Employees got a chance to tour the new facility Tuesday. The clinic has one full-time nurse practitioner and will offer low cost appointments.

“I've been to the doctor's office before, and it's cost me like $250 just to go and tell me that I have sore throat or something like that,” Tiger Fuel employee Kayla Kirby sad. “Now that I can come here and it'll be $25, that's something simply that I can just pull out of my pocket and give.”

The employers say they are particularly excited about offering this service as they've been experiencing a real need in the market with affordable access to healthcare.

All full-time employees are eligible to book appointments at the clinic, which officially opens on February 18.