SCHOFIELD — Merrill Steel will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at 3 p.m. May 3 at 900 Alderson St. to celebrate the opening of a newly constructed onsite health care clinic.
The state-of-the-art clinic, within the Merrill Steel headquarters office complex, includes a medical lab, X-ray and ultrasound machines and exam rooms, according to a press release issued by the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce.
“Our employees are highly talented and committed to building amazing structures all across America,” said Karen Rajek, an owner of Merrill Steel. “We feel it is important to provide them with the best health care services available.”
In its partnership with Merrill Steel, Astia Health Clinical Services will provide health care through telemedicine and onsite care. Astia offers customized mobile medical units, which provide a modern-day house call experience. The mobile units are converted ambulances, and they are among the first of their kind in the country for an employer. They can travel directly to employees’ homes, or where the need is, to treat their families.
“Say an employee’s child is playing soccer and sprains his or her ankle, the mobile can go directly to the soccer field and treat the person right on the field with a splint, a mobile X-ray or whatever is needed,” said Dr. Alex Sommers, owner of Astia Health.