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McKinley Health Center expands access to health services in heart of city

Milwaukee, Wis. – On Nov. 16, the new McKinley Health Center will open its doors at 1271 N. 6th S., bringing more health care services to people who live and work in downtown Milwaukee and surrounding neighborhoods.

Conveniently located at North 6th Street and McKinley Avenue, the new health center will offer primary care, walk-in care with extended hours, podiatry, orthopedics, sports medicine, physical therapy and rehabilitation services. Radiology and laboratory services also will be offered.

“The Froedtert & MCW McKinley Health Center is our first in the heart of the city,” said Cathy Jacobson, president and chief executive officer of Froedtert Health. “Making a significant, sustainable difference in the health and quality of life of Milwaukeeans is central to our mission as a health care organization and a corporate citizen. With this health center, we improve access to care right where people live and work, and we help connect them to the deep expertise of the Froedtert & MCW academic medical center if advanced care is needed.”

A community open house from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Nov. 11, will feature tours, refreshments and opportunities to meet and schedule appointments with doctors who will work at the health center. Six physicians will staff the McKinley Health Center in addition to nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses and others. Approximately 30 people are expected to work at the location when it opens.

Built into a hillside, the three-level McKinley Health Center’s first floor is dedicated to primary care, with 10 exam rooms and two virtual visit rooms. The second level houses orthopedics, sports medicine, physical therapy, podiatry and radiology services. It has eight exam rooms, four treatment and procedure rooms, and includes a large, fully equipped physical rehabilitation area. Both levels have space to add rooms if needed. The lower level houses a FastCare® walk-in clinic, which will offer extended weekday and Saturday hours.

The design of the new health center responds to the trend toward digital health care, offering designated rooms with technology for virtual consults and e-visits. The 37,000-square-foot building includes shelled space for future growth.

Located just north of the new Milwaukee Bucks arena and entertainment district, the McKinley Health Center occupies land owned by the Bucks. Froedtert Health will lease the health center building from the Bucks. 

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