Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. said Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin will open a state-of-the-art medical and dental clinic at Midtown Center next year – very welcome and positive news for the 2nd District and the city’s northwest side.
Alderman Davis said The Midtown Clinic will be located at 5433 W. Fond du Lac Ave. (former Office Depot location), in a neighborhood with few pediatric health care options and a large population of children.
The new, 20,000-square-foot Midtown Clinic is expected to open late summer 2016 and will offer pediatric and adolescent primary care, behavioral medicine and dental care with state-of-the-art technology and amenities designed specifically for pediatric patients and their families, including access to bus lines and convenient on-site parking.
“I am thrilled that Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is opening a new clinic in my district to bring critical primary care, dental care and mental health services to kids and families in Milwaukee,” Alderman Davis said. “The new Midtown Clinic will help ensure some of our most vulnerable children have access to the health care they need to grow into healthy, thriving adults. I applaud Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s expansion of services in Milwaukee and look forward to partnering with them to help achieve their vision that Wisconsin kids will be the healthiest in the nation.”
Dental services at the new Midtown Clinic will be provided by Children’s North Avenue Dental Clinic, which will move to the new Midtown Clinic to allow for the use of state-of-the-art equipment and technology that cannot be retrofitted at its current location. The current North Avenue Dental Clinic location will close 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 Midtown Clinic and will be co-located with other patient services to increase access for the growing number of children who live on the northwest side of the city.
Alderman Davis said The Midtown Clinic is expected to serve a majority of families who are insured via Medicaid, and will bring much-needed dental and behavioral health services to the area – two of the greatest health needs identified for Milwaukee County.