Waupaca Foundry opens free clinic for employees

Waupaca, Wisconsin-area employees of AFS Corporate Member Waupaca Foundry, a Hitachi Metals company, will be able to participate in a program designed to make healthcare easier to access.

Waupaca Foundry will partner with ThedaCare to staff a dedicated medical clinic for foundry team members and their families located in the Specialty Care Clinic in ThedaCare Medical Center-Waupaca.

Care at the clinic will be free to foundry employees and retirees, and their dependents.

The clinic will be a pilot project for Waupaca Foundry with the intent of rolling the benefit out company wide.

“Our goal is to provide employees with the resources to live a healthy lifestyle,” said Mike Nikolai, CEO, Waupaca Foundry. “This is an added benefit for our team members that reduces or eliminates health care costs and in addition it is being provided at no cost to Waupaca Foundry employees and retirees.”

The clinic will be staffed by advanced nurse practitioners. Services will include lifestyle medicine and wellness consults for chronic disease management such as diabetes, high blood pressure, weight, heart disease and others, urgent care, labs, care for injuries, and acute care for illness and immunizations. Providers will be able to prescribe medications if appropriate with a care philosophy to partner with patients and provide information needed to make good healthcare decisions.

The best way to improve our health is to emphasize lifestyle changes so the focus of our clinic will be on overall wellness,” said Rob Johnson, CFO, Waupaca Foundry.  “Employees are not required to use the Waupaca Foundry Clinic, but this will be a convenient, no-cost option for healthcare.”