Children’s Hospital opening clinic at Milwaukee’s Midtown Center

New Northside clinic will offer primary care, dental and behavioral health

Childrens Hospital
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin will open a clinic at the Midtown Center on Milwaukee’s Northside.

The 20,000-square-foot Midtown Clinic, 5433 W. Fond du Lac Ave., will offer patients pediatric and adolescent primary care, behavioral medicine and dental care.

The clinic will be built in space formerly occupied by Office Depot and is slated to open in late summer 2016.

Dr. Smriti Khare, president of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Primary Care, said the health system looked at projected population growth and determined there was a need for pediatric health care on the northwest side of the city.

A gift from the Harley-Davidson Foundation will fund a Children’s school nurse at an elementary school and a community navigator near Harley’s headquarters, 3700 W Juneau Ave. Children’s currently provides 10 registered nurses who see students more than 9,000 times per year.

Dental services at the new Midtown Clinic will be provided by Children’s North Avenue Dental Clinic, 5019 W North Ave., which will move to the new Midtown Clinic by September 2016.

Primary care and behavioral medicine services currently housed at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Downtown Health Center on the Aurora-Sinai campus will move to the new clinic.

More than 91 percent of patients seen at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s Milwaukee locations are insured by Medicaid, the state health insurance program for the poor.

During the past month, Children’s Hospital opened new primary care clinics in Cedarburg, West Bend and Mount Pleasant. These clinics are all housed in retrofitted space previously occupied by other tenants:

  • Cedarburg Pediatrics offers primary care services at 7861 State Road 60 in Cedarburg, and opened December 7, 2015.
  • Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Pediatrics – West Bend offers primary care services at 500 Shepherds Drive in West Bend, and opened in late November 2015.
  • Mount Pleasant Pediatrics offers primary care services at 8800 Washington Avenue in
    Mount Pleasant, and opened in late November 2015.

In addition, a new, freestanding, 18,000-square-foot primary care clinic located at 12635 Bluemound Road in Brookfield is currently under construction and will open in March 2016. Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s Pediatric Consultants of Wisconsin, which will be renamed Bluemound Pediatrics, will move into this upgraded clinic space when it opens.

Construction is also underway on a new, 40,000-square-foot primary and specialty care clinic located at the southwest corner of Mequon Road and Market Street in Mequon.

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s North Shore Pediatrics will move into this upgraded clinic space, along with specialty care and urgent care services currently located at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s Fox Point Clinic, which will close in summer 2016. The new two-story Mequon Clinic is expected to open in late summer 2016, and it will feature expanded specialty services, an on-site lab, imaging and pharmacy services.

 

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