HealthBar launches new drive-thru services

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The new services began Tuesday and will serve the company’s business and school customers, as well as drive-up consumers. Courtesy HealthBar

HealthBar announced the opening of new drive-thru services at its medical centers in Grand Rapids and Holland.

The new services began Tuesday and will serve the company’s business and school customers, as well as drive-up consumers. According to HealthBar, customers average 10 minutes at its drive-thru medical centers with less expense than urgent or emergency care.

The drive-thru medical centers, at 412 Fuller Ave. NE in Grand Rapids and 12274 James St. in Holland, will provide a diverse set of health care services, including:

  • General nurse practitioner assessment
  • Minor injury and illness care
  • Rapid flu A+B test
  • Rapid strep A test
  • Rapid urinalysis test
  • COVID-19 rapid and PCR testing
  • AditxtScore immunity test
  • Brainscope head injury/concussion assessment
  • 15 panel saliva drug testing

Drive-thru locations operate on a first-come, first-serve basis, and no appointment is necessary. HealthBar Grand Rapids is open from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on weekends The HealthBar Holland location is open from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Both locations soon will be expanding their service times as the organization ramps up service.

HealthBar, which employs a network of more than 325 clinicians, continues to grow through its Healthcare Partnership Program, which services businesses — especially those who are self-insured — and its school nursing program. The Healthcare Partnership Program provides medical support, health navigation, chronic disease management, and acute injury and illness services to businesses working to reduce their medical expenses and utilization.

“We continue to hear from businesses across the state about rising health care costs and decreased health outcomes, which lead to decreased productivity and challenges recruiting and retaining employees,” HealthBar Founder and CEO Nathan Baar said. “With our Healthcare Partnership Program, we are removing barriers to better decisions, providing acute injury and illness care, and working directly with employees through individualized care management. Our goal is to help get folks into a wellness state, and we believe that our nurse-driven health care movement is the right solution to more effective utilization and, thus, significantly lowering employer health care costs.”

HealthBar’s initial menu of services surrounded COVID-19 testing. New services focus on providing accessible, affordable and convenient health care.

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