A formerly vacant Woodward Ave building, once home to the Grinnell Brothers Music House, gets a new lease on life next week. Monday, the white-tiled 1908 Albert Kahn structure will open to the public as QuickCare, Henry Ford Health System's new downtown medical clinic. QuickCare, with its video conferencing consults out-of-towners, massage and acupressure offerings, provides medical treatment from a nurse practitioner for city residents on the go. With a lobby fashioned by Patrick Thompson Design, the firm behind the snappy, modern classic look of Detroit Lives' David Stott Building offices and many other lovely Detroit interiors, you get a whole new model for clinic care—one that combines the management style of an Apple Store with massages and high-end fittings (apothecary! Edison floor lamp! Salvaged architectural sign!).
Henry Ford Health tells Curbed that patients can just walk in for treatment, or schedule their own visits using an online reservation tool that not only holds their spot in line, but also sends text alerts when it's time to come in. The clinic will treat minor ailments like colds, the flu, sore throats and upper respiratory infections. Just as the Apple Genius Bar has people to tend your MacBook Air's health needs, QuickCare has concierge representatives to assist patients on as the access both clinic services and other Henry Ford Health System providers.
Today's press event for the facility featured Zagster bikes—patients are welcome to use to get to and from appointments. Zagster has bike check-out kiosks in Detroit, though the company's offerings are very limited right now—they serve Henry Ford, Quicken, and a few other city employers. A visit to QuickCare, if not covered by one of the many insurance plans accepted there, runs $85 out-of-pocket. The clinic staff can order tests and prescribe medications, both services busy millennials and other urban professionals value.
The facility opens Monday. And you can ride a bike, just like Henry Ford Medical Group CEO Dr. William Conway and QuickCare's managing nurse practitioner, Frederika Robinson, did at today's media event.
·Grinnell Music House [Historic Detroit]
·QuickCare [Henry Ford Health System]
·Detroit Lives Snappy New Digs [Curbed Detroit]
·Patrick Thompson Design Coverage [Curbed Detroit]
·Zagster Bikes in Detroit [Zagster]