University Row Clinic will play important role in both specialty and primary care
Madison, Wis. – UW Health will soon begin construction on its new University Row Clinic, which will offer ambulatory care on Madison’s west side. It will be located next to the UW Health Digestive Health Center and will offer primary care and urgent care to patients throughout the region.
“This new clinic is part of a broader strategy to make facilities more efficient and enable better care coordination, which will impact patients in a direct and positive way,” said Teresa Neely, chief ambulatory officer, UW Health.
Pending city of Madison approvals, the University Row Clinic is slated to open in 2024 as part of UW Health’s long-term plans to meet the growing needs and expectations of its more than 700,000 patients throughout the region and the state. Those plans include:
Building UW Health Eastpark Medical Center, which will serve as a hub for specialty care like adult cancer treatment and women’s complex care.
Reimagining UW Health 20 S. Park Clinic as a central Madison hub for specialty care. In the short term, the facility will be undergoing some necessary repairs.
Closing and selling UW Health West Towne Clinic following University Row Clinic’s opening.
“With this work, we are another step closer to optimizing access, convenience and care,” Neely said. “It aligns perfectly with our goal to provide remarkable care to our patients and families, every time, in every location.”
The facility will be thoughtfully designed to support patients in a comfortable, convenient and safe way, according to Liz Douglas, vice president of facilities and support services, UW Health.
“We are planning many convenient services for this space including access to ample parking for patients and staff, laboratory and pharmacy services,” Douglas said.
University Row Clinic will be designed and built as a LEED-certified green building with the U.S. Green Building Council. It will embrace sustainable design principles to help mitigate storm water run-off, have pesticide and herbicide free landscapes, have lower energy costs and use renewable energy sources for power. It will also be designed and built in accordance with the University Row General Development Plan and Planned Urban Development Plan.
While University Row Clinic is slated for primary care and urgent care, upon completion it will temporarily house specialty care services currently offered at UW Health West Towne Clinic and 20 S. Park Clinic until the new 20 S. Park specialty care hub is completed.