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Managed Health Services Partners With Milwaukee Health Services to Increase Access to Care for Underserved Communities
Date:6/8/2009

- Innovative Program to Increase Access to Care by Expanding the Medical Home -

MILWAUKEE, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Managed Health Services (MHS) today announced a partnership with Milwaukee Health Services, a Federally Qualified Health Center in Milwaukee, to open MHS Convenient Care Clinic. In midtown, located in the Southwest Corner of Lena's Supermarket, 4061 North 54th Street, the clinic will offer residents of medically underserved areas a convenient location to get quality healthcare beginning in August 2009.

The goals of the MHS Convenient Care Clinic are to increase access to care in underserved areas and to promote preventive healthcare through primary care physicians. The clinic was specifically chosen for its convenient location inside a high traffic supermarket. Staffed by licensed Nurse Practitioners, the clinic will become an expansion of the Medical Home for community residents. The clinic will provide access to timely and appropriate care for evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of common illnesses, standard health screenings, routine laboratory testing, flu shots and other vaccinations and routine physical examinations.

C.C. Henderson, President and Chief Executive Officer for Milwaukee Health Services, stated, "We are pleased to work with MHS to offer a high-quality alternative to Emergency Rooms and Urgent Care Centers for individuals who might not otherwise have access to care. The MHS Convenient Care Clinic will encompass all aspects of our standards for high-quality programming offered in a convenient care modality."

Sherry Husa, President and Chief Executive Officer for MHS, stated, "MHS is committed to providing quality health programs and resources to underserved communities, and Milwaukee Health Services was a good fit for us. They have a long-standing relationship with physicians who have extensive experience treating underserved individuals and they understand the importance of health education and quality relationships with their patients."

About Milwaukee Health Services

Milwaukee Health Services Inc. (MHSI) is a private, non-profit, organization, which operates 2 Federally-Qualified Community Health Centers, MLK Heritage Health Center and Isaac Coggs Heritage Health Center. MHSI provides a comprehensive range of primary medical, dental and behavioral health care, in addition to a limited number of specialty services. With experience serving uninsured/underinsured populations since 1989, MHSI's primary mission is to provide accessible, quality, primary and related health care services to Milwaukee residents, with our continuing emphasis on medically underserved families and individuals. With a motto of, "Your Health Is Our Business," MHSI is committed to removing barriers and improving health outcomes to promote quality of life and reduce disparities among racial and ethnic communities. MHSI programs and services include Adult Medicine, Behavioral Health, Benefits Assistance, City of Milwaukee Well Women Program, Early Intervention Program for HIV/AIDS, Lab, Mammography, Nurse Midwifery, Nutrition Counseling, Oral Health, Podiatry, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Radiology, WIC, and Weight Management Program. Information relating to MHSI Services and Provider Panel can be accessed via the Internet at www.mhsi.org.

About Managed Health Services

Managed Health Services Insurance Corp(R) (MHS) is a health maintenance organization that has been providing Medicaid services for Wisconsin beneficiaries since 1984. MHS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, a leading multi-line healthcare enterprise offering both core Medicaid and specialty services. Information regarding MHS is available via the Internet at www.mhswi.com.


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