September 21, 2023

🔒 Kids’s Wisconsin plans new clinic, with pressing care, on Milwaukee’s far northwest facet

Kids’s Wisconsin introduced plans at present to construct a brand new clinic on Milwaukee’s far northwest facet.

Slated to be constructed on a vacant lot at 7201 W. Good Hope Highway, the 20,000-square-foot clinic could be nestled in between the Uihlein Soccer Park and a Choose ‘n Save parking zone. The brand new clinic is anticipated to interchange a smaller current Kids’s Wisconsin clinic situated just a few blocks away at 7720 Good Hope Highway.

Shifting the clinic to a bigger location will permit Kids’s Wisconsin to develop companies, in keeping with a Wednesday press launch, in addition to supply pressing care companies for the primary time on town’s northwest facet – an space with the second largest pediatric inhabitants within the metropolis. The prevailing clinic is 5,800 sq. toes.

Kids’s Wisconsin is working with Weas Growth, who would construct and personal the clinic constructing. Proposals and zoning requests have been submitted to town of Milwaukee and can have to be authorized earlier than the undertaking can transfer ahead. The plan is to interrupt floor on the constructing in early 2024 and to open mid-year 2025.

“Kids’s Wisconsin is dedicated to enhancing entry and providing companies the place it might have probably the most influence,” stated Mike Gutzeit, president of Kids’s Wisconsin Main Care. “We’re excited to supply all households expanded hours for pressing care and add imaging companies. The brand new extra house is not going to solely permit us to assist extra major care suppliers, but additionally embrace devoted house for psychological and behavioral well being companies as a part of the Good Hope Pediatrics workforce.”

Planning paperwork submitted to town put the development price of the undertaking at $6 million.

The prevailing Good Hope Pediatrics clinic, which has been at its present location since 2008, serves greater than 4,000 youngsters and offers pediatric medical care, and since 2022, behavioral well being care.

When the brand new Good Hope Clinic opens in 2025, Kids’s Wisconsin will switch pressing care companies at the moment supplied at Mayfair Clinic, 3040 N. 117th Road in Wauwatosa, to the brand new clinic. As a consequence of house constraints, the Mayfair location can solely assist night and weekend hours, and doesn’t supply imaging service, Kids’s Wisconsin famous in its press launch.

The brand new location affords the chance to higher meet the growing development in pressing care visits and reply to group suggestions for growing pressing care companies, Kids’s added. The brand new clinic will supply pressing care companies from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday via Friday and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on the weekend.

Throughout a dialogue of the undertaking on the metropolis’s Granville Advisory Committee on Wednesday morning, one committee member who’s a guardian of younger youngsters, expressed how completely satisfied she was that Kids’s is opening an pressing care clinic within the space. She famous that her daughter struggles with bronchial asthma and that she usually has to drive her to pressing care clinics in Mequon and Brookfield throughout flareups.

Having a better pressing care location may also preserve households within the space from having to show to an emergency room setting for look after extra minor diseases and accidents, the well being care supplier famous.

The clinic might be devoted to serving youngsters from start to 18 years of age, and officers with Kids’s Wisconsin count on the clinic to serve round 100 affected person households per day and be staffed by roughly 25 folks. Pediatricians working on the location might be folks of colour to assist replicate the group being served, which is at the moment the case on the current Good Hope clinic.

As a part of the undertaking, Connor Weas, of Weas Growth, famous Wednesday that his firm will pave and mark greater than 200 parking spots for Milwaukee Kickers sport parking at Uihlein Soccer Park. These areas might be along with the roughly 100 areas devoted to clinic parking, he stated.

Whereas the land the place the clinic might be constructed is at the moment owned by Milwaukee County – and slated to be offered to Weas Growth – the gravel and concrete website has been largely used as overflow parking for soccer video games.