Great news! The Children’s Wisconsin Appleton Clinic opened on Monday, March 6, 2023. The 50,000-square-foot building, designed specifically for kids and teens, offers more than 20 specialty care services, including lab and imaging.
Every year, families from Northeast and Central Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan make about 30,000 visits to Children’s Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Now, with the new clinic open, it’s easier for families to access world-class pediatric care and expertise from Children’s Wisconsin.
Here are three things for families to know about the Children’s Wisconsin Appleton Clinic.
100% Kids & Teens
Children’s Wisconsin is the state’s only independent healthcare system dedicated solely to the health and well-being of children and teens. The pediatric experts at Children’s Wisconsin provide families with a wide range of care and support while making them feel welcome and comfortable.
Pediatric providers know how to observe pain in a child who is too young to talk. Nurses know how to help a wiggly kid sit still for an X-ray. Audiologists know how to turn a hearing test into a fun game. The staff understands what it’s like to be a teen today and provides care with that in mind.
The Children’s Wisconsin Appleton Clinic features more than 20 specialties, many of which families previously had to travel to Milwaukee to access. The new clinic adds lab and imaging services with pediatric expertise, along with expanded services that include.
- Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program
- Physical and occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
The Latest Technology
The new clinic will offer state-of-the-art technology across all services.
The cardiology team in the Children’s Wisconsin Appleton Clinic is the first outside of the Children’s Wisconsin Milwaukee Hospital to offer cardiopulmonary stress tests for kids with congenital heart disease. Kids are naturally active and busy and the cardiopulmonary exercise testing will allow cardiologists to assess your child’s heart health to ensure their safety while doing all the things that kids do. Adult congenital heart disease patients can also be monitored through stress tests offered in the clinic.
The audiology team will see patients of all ages but will use advanced testing equipment designed for kids 6 months to 2.5 years old who are too young for normal tests. The testing uses sound and visual cues to understand hearing issues in a child and allow for more effective diagnoses and treatments.
Designed with kids in mind, the imaging area features the newest, most advanced technology that provides the highest-quality diagnosis and treatment options. The combination of equipment and staff allows Children’s Wisconsin to use radiation doses three times lower than the national standard.
Children’s Wisconsin believes kids deserve the best, and the new Children’s Wisconsin Appleton Clinic brings this care and expertise closer to home for Fox Valley families. Learn more at childrenswi.org/appletonclinic.
GVK Editor’s Note
We are excited about this addition to the Fox Cities community. Here are some of our photos from a recent tour.