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Sindecuse slates open house

Jan. 25, 2007

KALAMAZOO--Many of the changes that have been taking place at Western Michigan University's Sindecuse Health Center during the past year will be highlighted during an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2.

One of the biggest changes that members of the WMU community who attend the event will notice is the completion of a major remodeling project. The project has resulted in improved patient privacy, increased student parking, a new drive-through prescription drug pick-up window, and a remodeled main entrance, pharmacy and Office of Health Promotion and Education facilities.

Other new health center features being publicized include the introduction of early morning hours on Tuesdays for lab appointments, implementation of an electronic medical records system and use of high-tech computed radiography.

Open house attendees also will learn more about Sindecuse's enhanced services, such as the participation agreements that the center has entered into with several insurance carriers. These partnerships enable patients to use health center services and still receive maximum reimbursement from their carriers. Additionally, Sindecuse staff will now file insurance claims for all of the U.S. and Canadian carriers with which it partners.

As of Jan. 1, both the health center and its Sports Medicine Clinic had participation agreements with numerous carriers, including Aetna, traditional Blue Cross and Blue Shield, traditional Federal Blue Cross and Blue Shield, the WMU employee Blue Cross and Blue Shield plan, Chickering, traditional MESSA, Medicaid (non-HMO), Medicare, PPOM (non-HMO), and Tricare.

Participation with the non-WMU Blue Cross and Blue Shield PPO plan, the Health Alliance Plan or HAP, and other carriers is expected in the near future.

For more information and a complete list of insurance partners, visit www.sindecuse.com.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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