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New clinic opens in West Allis, technology lets patients skip waiting room

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WEST ALLIS, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Aurora Health Care is expanding services in West Allis. 

There was a grand opening Wednesday morning for Aurora's new health center near Greenfield and National. The facility has new technology that lets patients avoid the waiting room and go right into an exam room. 

Patients at the health center are given a badge and assigned a private room to wait for a care provider. Real-time location technology inside the badge shows physicians and staff when and where patients are roomed, enabling them to see patients as quickly as possible.

It's designed to make a trip to the doctor more convenient. It's estimated that more than 200 patients a day at the new Six Points location will use the real-time location technology.

The clinic will offer primary and specialty care, urgent care, imaging and laboratory services. In addition, endocrinology, GI, diabetes education and cardiology services will be available. There are future plans for behavioral health services to be offered at the location, as well.

The $9 million, 30,000-square-foot facility employs about 90 people, including many who worked at Aurora’s former Firehouse Square location.

The new clinic is the first in the Milwaukee area to have the new exam room technology.

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