A virtual health care service is planning to relocate its headquarters from Toledo, Ohio, to Fishers.
TelaCare Health Solutions LLC moved into an office suite in Launch Fishers about a month ago, but CEO Larry Jones said his company is only using the suite as temporary space as he searches for a larger, permanent office.
About 100 employees work at the existing TelaCare headquarters in Perrysburg, a suburb of Toledo, but Jones said he doesn’t expect most of those workers to relocate. Instead, he plans to hire locally—he’s added eight employees so far and plans to add another three to five immediately.
Jones already lives in Fishers and has been commuting to Toledo during the week.
The company also has offices in Alabama and Texas that employ another 50 to 60 employees. Those offices won't be affected by the headquarters move, Jones said.
Jones said he toured the adjacent building to Launch Fishers that formerly housed the Charles Schwab & Co. call center, but given his time constraints, he can’t postpone the move until after a renovation of the office is complete.
Citimark announced Thursday that it would invest $32.7 million to purchase and renovate the Schwab building, buy the Launch Fishers building and add office space throughout the surrounding property to create a corporate campus.
Jones said he expects the transition to take a year or two as he secures a new office space in Fishers and closes down the office in Ohio. An exact number of jobs planned for Fishers hasn’t been determined yet.
“We can’t just shut down,” Jones said. “We have too many members.”
TelaCare, which Jones founded in 2009, has about 1,500 doctors nationwide for patients to access. The company offers monthly subscription rates for businesses or employees to use the healthcare-on-demand service.
“Telemedicine is actually a game-changer,” Jones said. “We’re full-speed ahead.”