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Sub-Zero Group, a manufacturer of high-end appliances in Madison, opened an on-site health clinic for its employees on Tuesday.

The clinic at at 6041 Basswood Drive is part of a partnership with UW Health and Unity Health Insurance, the company’s health insurer. The clinic will be staffed by medical assistants and nurse practitioners, serving as an extension of UW Health. The clinic will be open Monday through Friday.

The clinic will provide care for all employees and their dependents who are insured under the company’s Unity Health insurance plans. Health care services that will be available at the clinic include urgent care, some lab services, flu shots and medicine refill pick-ups. The clinic will also offer free health coaching and assist patients in scheduling specialty care appointments.

“Offering world-class benefits will ensure that we continue to attract the highly talented people we need for continued success as an organization,” Jim Bakke, president and CEO at Sub-Zero Group, said in a press release.

A mix of internal and external employees will fill the provider and medical assistant positions, said Pete Newcomer, UW Health chief clinical officer. 

In a press release, Chuck Verri, vice president of human resources for Sub-Zero Group, said this will be the first UW Health clinic in Madison dedicated exclusively for employees and their dependents. He also said it’s something the company had been thinking about for the last five years as an enhancement to its employee benefits package.

Employees and their dependents will not have to pay for any office visits or be charged toward their deductibles and co-insurance.

“(We) wanted to make our on-site clinic more than just convenient, we wanted it to be cost effective as well. We hope the elimination of office visit co-pays will fill up the appointment times,” Verri said in an email.

Verri also said it was very important to partner with a health provider that supports the company’s vision and culture and one that is nationally recognized.

“We reviewed other partners and believe UW Health will best support us on this. We also feel UW Health is an extension of the current care team available to our employees and their dependents,” Verri said.

Verri assured employees that their medical information will be kept completely private if they decide to be seen there.

“It’s no different than going to the UW Health Clinic on the east side or the west side. Everything is contained within UW Health’s own private information system network,” Verri said.