The Unified Clinics is one large multi-specialty group practice established in 1995 to provide quality “real world” clinical training experiences for students in the College of Health & Human Services by meeting authentic community needs in a state-of-the art outpatient clinical setting.
The Unified Clinics are an inter-university collaboration that is both an educational and community asset. All services have “grown” in direct response to an identified community need. The Unified Clinics have the ability to meet very unique community needs due to the availability of a broad range of clinical faculty, many “experts” in their fields. Many of clinics have had a rich history as part of the community, and have identified more with the community than as University enterprises.
The clinics share a common facility with the Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies . The facility is located on the campus of Western Michigan University, on the third and fourth floors of the University Medical and Health Sciences Center Building at 1000 Oakland Drive in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
The Unified Clinics are categorized as an auxiliary enterprise of the University. Services are provided to WMU faculty, staff and students, as well as to community residents on a fee-for-service basis, based on their ability to pay, and through contracts with third party payers and state and local agencies. The consolidated infrastructure of the Unified Clinics creates a viable, efficient organization able to maneuver the complex health care maze of managed care, electronic billing, accreditation, and patient care protocols.