The Milwaukee Health Services, (MHS) officially opened its first MHS Convenient Care Clinic last Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010 inside Lena’s Food Market located in the Midtown Shopping Center located at 4061 N. 54th St. in Milwaukee.
The clinic operated by the Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. will provide various acute care services, treatments, vaccines and screenings. The hours of operation will be Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 7:30 pm and on Saturdays from 8:00 am- 12:30 pm. The phone number for the clinic is 414-447-1750.
Various Milwaukee officials turned out for the grand opening event, including Mayor Barrett, Senator Spencer Coggs, Supervisor Toni Clark and City of Milwaukee Health Commissioner Bevan Baker.
Supervisor Clark said that she was extremely excited about the clinic being located in her district, which is the 2nd District. She said that she could see herself using the services as well, and that she was already a frequent shopper of the Lena’s Food Market.
The entire MHS staff say that they are excited about the clinic, due to the heavy traffic of customers that the store already receives, it allows the clinic to be on sight and reach out to people that may not normally have access to these services. For those who are not covered by insurance, the clinic also provides a sliding payment scale. The clinic is on a bus line and located in a central location for great access as well.
“Preventive health care is key in fighting disease in our community. Many times people in the African American community only see a doctor when they are in an emergency room. Preventive care helps eliminate these crisis visits”. Commissioner Baker shared.
This Lena’s Food Market along with the former store location on East Capitol is scheduled to be Piggly Wiggly stores soon, a definite date is not yet been publicly shared. This business opportunity is being taken by the Martin family, the owners of Lena’s who have bought into the Piggly Wiggly franchise.