FastCare opens five retail health clinics

12/31/2010

Facilities located in Northeast Wisconsin, Ohio and Illinois

GREEN BAY – Bellin Health recently announced the opening of five FastCare retail health clinics across the Midwest.

The clinics all opened in the last quarter of 2010. They include facilities opened in partnership with:

• Illinois Valley Community Hospital, Peru, Ill.
• Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio (two clinics)
• University Hospitals, Chardon, Ohio
• ThedaCare, Oshkosh

Retail health clinics like FastCare offer an affordable alternative for the treatment of minor illnesses like sore and strep throat, fever, flu and cold, ear and sinus infection, bronchitis, pink eye and allergies, said Ken Berndt, director, FastCare and Business Development at Bellin Health.

“The struggling economy, as well as health care reform in general, seemed to spur the demand for FastCare retail clinics this last quarter,” Berndt said. “Add to that the ease of access to our retail health clinics and their lower costs and the result is an increased demand for these additional primary care treatment avenues.”

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About FastCare
Bellin Health System established the FastCare brand of retail health clinics in 2006. Bellin is an integrated health care delivery system in Green Bay, Wis., that was founded in 1907. Bellin operates five FastCare clinics in Northeast Wisconsin and has partnered with 19 other health systems to establish another 28 FastCare operations in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio,  South Dakota, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.