Serving the community and training students
The Unified Clinics are one large multi-specialty group practice that was established in 1995 to provide quality “real world” clinical training experiences for students in the College of Health and Human Services at Western Michigan University by meeting authentic community needs in an 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 and many experts in their fields.
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.