APPLETON, Wis. (Mar. 6, 2023) – Specifically designed for kids and teens, the new Children’s Wisconsin Appleton Clinic opened to families today.
The 50,000+ square foot clinic, conveniently located off Interstate 41 at 2575 E. Evergreen Dr., will reduce the need for patients to travel to Milwaukee for specialty appointments. In addition to consolidating existing care, the new Appleton Clinic will provide lab and imaging services to the region. Pediatric services include:
· Diabetes/ Endocrinology
· Physical and occupational therapy
· Speech therapy
· A full list of specialties offered is available on the clinic’s web page
“The Appleton Clinic will support the increasing number of families choosing to have their kids treated by Children’s Wisconsin experts and provide expanded services for current families in the region,” said Matt Buelow, MD, medical director of the Northeast region. “As someone who lives here and provides cardiology specialty services here, it is exciting to see the doors to the clinic open and to see more kids getting care closer to where they live.”
Annually, Children’s Wisconsin supports approximately 50,000 visits from kids who live in Northeast and Central Wisconsin, as well as the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Before this clinic opened, only about 20,000 of those visits happened at clinics in the area. Families had to travel to Milwaukee for the other 30,000 visits.
Children’s Wisconsin in Northeast and Central Wisconsin
The new clinic expands Children’s Wisconsin services in the region, and reflects a commitment to bring care closer to home, reducing the travel burden for families. Including the clinic, Children’s Wisconsin plans to invest more than $30 million in Northeast and Central Wisconsin, with a goal of $13.2 million from philanthropic support.
The current Children’s Wisconsin presence in the region includes the Children’s Wisconsin Fox Valley Hospital, located within the ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah. That hospital provides a level III neonatal intensive care unit and additional pediatric inpatient care. The new Children’s Wisconsin Appleton Clinic will also support Connected for Kids, the pediatric joint venture with Bellin Health and ThedaCare that was announced in 2021. The three health systems are working to make a meaningful impact on the lives of children and adolescents who have Bellin and ThedaCare primary care doctors.
In addition to the specialty medical services, the new Children’s Wisconsin Appleton Clinic will also be home to the Children’s Wisconsin Fox Valley Child Advocacy Center. Children’s Wisconsin also supports the Green Bay and North Central Wisconsin Child Advocacy Centers, which cares for kids who have experienced abuse or neglect.
Children’s Wisconsin is a founding partner and supporter of Catalpa Health, a collaboration to meet the Fox Valley’s growing need to support kids’ mental and behavioral health needs. Additionally, Children’s Wisconsin partners with the Fox Valley Health Improvement Coalition and other health systems to complete a health needs assessment focused on the needs of kids.
Other services provided in the region include school based mental health, treatment foster care and health insurance plans through Chorus Community Health Plans.