September 21, 2023

Sixteenth Avenue Group Well being Facilities to broaden south aspect headquarters, clinic

Rendering of the 21,000-square-foot clinic growth that Sixteenth Avenue Group Well being Facilities plans to assemble subsequent its current headquarters constructing at 1032 Cesar E. Chavez Drive. (Rendering courtesy of GROTH Design Group)

Sixteenth Avenue Group Well being Facilities (SSCHC) formally introduced on Tuesday its plans to assemble a three-story, 21,000-square-foot clinic at 1018 Caesar Chavez Drive, increasing its headquarters on Milwaukee’s south aspect. The brand new clinic might be constructed as an addition to the present SSCHC headquarters at 1032 Cesar Chavez Drive.

Funded partially by a $4.7 million grant from Froedtert Well being, the $9 million growth will enable the SSCHC to supply major medical care, built-in behavioral well being companies, supportive social companies, and wellness lessons. The addition can even present area for a brand new pharmacy inside the clinic.

Greater than 45,000 people depend on Sixteenth Avenue and the event is estimated to accommodate an extra 32,000 visits yearly for individuals of the south aspect neighborhood who’re presently with out wanted care, in keeping with SSCHC.

Sixteenth Avenue acquired the property at 1018 Caesar Chavez Drive for roughly $200,000 in February. The construction that sits there now – a two-story business constructing – might be demolished to make means for the addition. SSCHC is creating plans to handle parking considerations for the clinic, a launch states.

GROTH Design Group is the architect and Berghammer is the contractor for the expanded clinic. The brand new area is slated to open within the fall of 2024.


Greater than $2 million of the price of the venture is being supplied by means of a state well being care infrastructure grant awarded by Gov. Tony Evers in March of 2022. U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore additionally helped to safe one other $1.25 million in federal funding to assist progress the venture, a press launch states. Different funding sources embody the federal Well being Sources and Providers Administration, which supplied one other $1 million for the venture.

“Each Wisconsinite ought to have entry to high quality, reasonably priced well being care, and I do know that’s a perception the great of us at Sixteenth Avenue and I share,” Gov. Evers mentioned in a press release. “I used to be glad to assist this venture with greater than $2 million from our allocation of federal American Rescue Plan Act funds to construct upon Sixteenth Avenue’s important work and guarantee 1000’s extra households on the south aspect of Milwaukee get entry to the care they want.”

The growth helps an built-in mannequin of well being care the place neighborhood members can discover all the well being care companies that they want below one roof. The brand new pharmacy, which is able to enable sufferers to get their remedy proper after their appointments, is likely one of the solely pharmacies to be launched to the world and the second pharmacy to be situated inside SSCHC’s clinics. SSCHC additionally homes an Advocate Aurora Well being pharmacy at its Parkway Clinic at 2906 South twentieth Avenue.

Psychological well being companies

The vast majority of the second ground of the growth will supply the neighborhood further psychological well being companies together with substance use dysfunction companies, further area, and rooms for teams. On the Chavez Clinic location, SSCHC will supply built-in psychological well being companies, a care mannequin supplied by Sixteenth Avenue Group Well being Facilities’ suppliers.

“Psychological well being and substance use stay vital well being points in our neighborhood,” mentioned Cathy Jacobson, president and chief government officer of Froedtert Well being. “This newest reward to Sixteenth Avenue Group Well being Facilities affirms our dedication to make a constructive, sustained affect within the coronary heart of Milwaukee and to broaden entry to care for many who want it most.”

Mothers and infants

The Chavez location can even supply group being pregnant lessons, bringing ladies collectively who’re all as a consequence of have their infants across the identical time for his or her care; and permit SSCHC to maneuver its well-known Lead Program and its Ladies, Toddler and Kids (WIC) program from their present location at 1337 S. Cesar E. Chavez Dr. to the Chavez Clinic at 1032 S. Cesar E. Chavez Dr. SSCHC’s Lead Program has been serving to households shield youngsters from lead poisoning for greater than 25 years by partnering with the Milwaukee Well being Division to supply free home-based outreach.

“We’re steadfast in our dedication to breaking down boundaries to care by bringing high quality medical and behavioral well being care into communities most in want and addressing social determinants of well being by means of community-based methods,” mentioned Julie Schuller, president and CEO of Sixteenth Avenue Group Well being Facilities. “This new clinic will enable us to broaden entry to look after 1000’s of people and households and higher serve these we’re already touching by means of elevated supplier capability and enhanced area for supplemental and neighborhood companies.”

SSCHC operates seven clinics in Milwaukee and one in Waukesha. The clinics supply major medical care, behavioral well being companies, substance abuse companies, social companies, varied supplemental companies, neighborhood advocacy and general household well being care, and offers bilingual care to everybody no matter insurance coverage standing. As well as, SSCHC has clinics in 23 colleges.