A Grand-Rapids-based personalized health service provider for businesses, schools and the public addresses the need to expand in-car health services in Grand Rapids and the Netherlands.
From October 18, HealthBar has extended its hours of operation and treatment at its medical centers while driving. Both sites, 412 Fuller Ave. NE in Grand Rapids and 12274 James St. in Holland, now offer COVID-19 Plus and Rapid PCR in-car testing. The COVID-19 Plus test identifies COVID and influenza with a single test, while the rapid PCR test is known for its accuracy and rapid turnaround time of two hours or less.
Grand Rapids will serve customers 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, while Holland will serve customers 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday, with overtime expected later this year.
âWe continue to hear from businesses and consumers across the country talking about the rising costs of healthcare, the lack of price transparency and the shrinking of healthcare options,â said Nathan Baar, Founder and CEO by HealthBar.
Baar said the company is looking to remove barriers to quality healthcare, such as price transparency, accessibility and proactive treatment with its growing number of medical centers behind the wheel.
HealthBar provides a variety of health services similar to emergency care settings, including general nurse practitioner assessments, minor injury and illness care, rapid strep A test, head trauma and concussion assessment cerebral and rapid urinalysis tests. There is no need to make an appointment, as patients experience average wait times of 10 minutes for first-come, first-served care, which often costs less than standard urgent or emergency care.
âHealthBar is creating a new healthcare ecosystem that exists outside of the traditional medical system,â Baar said. âOur current health care system is more about treating disease than promoting health and education.
Baar said HealthBar seeks to empower patients to take care of themselves and use healthcare in a more consumerist way.
âBy keeping our services simple, efficient and cost-transparent, we can deliver highly effective interventions in a short period of time and in a way that presents no billing surprises to the patient along the way,â said he declared. âOur team continues to focus on delivering personalized health services to our business customers that improve employee health outcomes and well-being while lowering the overall cost to the business by reducing the reliance on a individual to the health system. â
HealthBar’s service area includes Grand Rapids, Holland, Muskegon, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Detroit and surrounding areas. Its team of more than 375 clinicians consists of a medical director, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and licensed practical nurses who serve patients through its Healthcare Partnership Program which serves businesses – especially those that are self-insured – and Michigan school districts through its nursing school. programs. The company also offers the option of medical concierge services.