University of Michigan Health-West Opens New Allendale Health Center

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University of Michigan Health-West has opened a larger Allendale Health Center to better meet the needs of the thriving community it has served since 2009. The new Allendale Health Center, at 4830 Becker Drive, is just two miles east of the previous location and opened in mid-April.

The new 15,000-square-foot office, located along the Lake Michigan Drive bus line, has modern features such as self-rooming to reduce time in the waiting area, and plenty of room to add services and specialties.

That extra space is important because it allows University of Michigan Health-West to meet the needs of one of the state's fastest-growing communities, said Dr. Rakesh Pai, Medical Group President and Chief Population Health Officer. From 2010 to 2020, the population of Allendale Charter Township grew by more than 28%.

"One of our hallmarks is the comprehensive nature of our health care, from robust primary care to a wide range of leading specialties," Dr. Pai said. "We also emphasize making our expertise convenient to access, close to where our patients live. The new Allendale Health Center brings both objectives together."

In addition to continuing to offer Family Practice, OB/GYN and Sports Medicine care, the office will rotate specialists into the office, with the potential to add even more providers.

The new Allendale Health Center will offer walk-in visits and same-day appointments, along with on-site lab services and imaging, providing convenient access under one roof. Patients can expect to see the same familiar providers and staff at the new location, and the office phone number remains the same: 616.252.3900.

"It's an honor to be part of this community and to watch it grow," said Dr. Glenn Merz, Family Practice physician at Allendale Health Center. "We're looking forward to opening our doors to serve our neighbors, patients and families at our new location."

For more information visit uofmhealthwest.org.

Courtesy of University of Michigan Health-West.

 Photo courtesy of University of Michigan Health-West.

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