Market Overview

Whole Health Clinical Group's New Facility Addresses Mental, Behavioral and Physical Needs


Clinic will provide integrated health care to an additional 6,000
individuals annually

Today, Whole Health Clinical Group (WHCG), a service of local nonprofit
Milwaukee Center for Independence (MCFI), unveiled its new facility at a
grand opening in West Allis, Wis. This new integrated health care
model provides recovery-oriented services and advocacy for people living
with mental illness, and is designed to remove the barriers people face
in taking care of both their bodies and minds by making it available in
one place.

WHCG is one of the leading providers of outpatient behavioral health
services in Southeastern Wisconsin, serving the mental health recovery,
behavioral and physical needs of more than 6,000 clients per year and
providing integrated medical, psychiatric and social services to address
the needs of the whole person.

"We're excited and hopeful as we expand our model of care into the West
Allis community," said John Chianelli, vice president, Whole Health
Clinical Group. "This type of care, focused on both physical and
emotional health, is essential to helping raise the overall quality of
life in our city."

In 2014, Milwaukee Center for Independence launched Whole Health Primary
Care to provide its clients with behavioral health, primary care and
community-based social services all in one location, the first
community-based integrated health and social services program in the
state for persons with mental health needs.

The modern, 25,000-square-foot facility located at 932 S. 60th
Street in West Allis will serve the entire community, including more
than 13,000 low-income individuals, many of whom do not currently have
access to primary care. This expansion, constructed in partnership with
the City of West Allis and Cardinal Capital Management, will enhance
WHCG's ability to provide services and increase capacity through its
education center, five separate building zones, parking accommodations
for 75 vehicles and convenient location along bus routes.

Securing the necessary approvals was a significant challenge that
required substantial partnership with West Allis. Working in close
cooperation, Whole Health Clinical Group, Cardinal Capital and the
city's economic development staff successfully engaged the public,
addressed neighborhood concerns and secured rezoning approvals from the
city's Plan Commission and Common Council. In addition, Forward
Community Investments provided a portion of its New Market Tax Credit
allocations for the new building. Tri-City Bank and the Milwaukee Health
Care Partnership also played key roles in bringing this project to


The Milwaukee Center for Independence is a non-profit agency founded in
1938 that helps people of all ages with disabilities reach their highest
potential. Each year, more 8,000 people with physical, developmental,
behavioral, economic, and other barriers to success, move toward
realizing their dreams through our life-changing, hands-on and
individualized care. The agency's standards of quality and effectiveness
are renowned, with programs earning consistent recognition by the
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), and The
Joint Commission, an independent agency that accredits and certifies
health care organizations. For more information, please visit

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