Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin will open clinics at two Meijer stores in Waukesha and Sussex in 2016.
The clinics will be added as part of the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based big box retailer’s push to expand its partnerships with health care providers and hospital systems.
Meijer currently has health clinics in a total of four of its 223 total stores in Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.
“Meijer is committed to expanding convenient access to health care providers,” said Meijer Health and Wellness Director Jacquelyn DeBruler in a statement released by the retailer this morning. “These partnerships give us an opportunity to connect local providers and patients, ultimately meeting people where they are.”
Froedtert & MCW will be Meijer’s exclusive health system partner at locations in 11 Wisconsin counties, according to a statement released by the hospital system this morning. The names of those counties and expansion plans beyond 2016 have not been released.
“We are pleased to partner with Meijer,” said Patti Kneiser, vice president of employer services with Froedtert Health. “Whether it’s the convenience of an in-store clinic, an online virtual clinic or work-site clinic, we believe there are many ways to help people live healthier lives, and ultimately have healthier communities.”
The Meijer stores in Waukesha and Sussex are currently under construction and are expected to open this summer. Meijer began hiring 280 employees for its new location in Waukesha last week.
Existing Wisconsin Meijer locations are in Grafton, Kenosha, Wauwatosa and Oak Creek. The company has plans to open stores in West Bend, Sheboygan and Greenfield at some point in the future.
The clinics will offer care for minor health problems, such as cold and flu symptoms, sore throats and sinus infections.