WAUSAU – The newly built Aspirus Family House will begin serving guests on Feb. 10.

Located at 2801 Westhill Drive on the Aspirus Wausau Hospital Campus, the Aspirus Family House will provide temporary housing for patients traveling for long-term outpatient specialty care, as well as families whose loved ones are hospitalized.

Guests of the Family House will be served by dedicated staff and volunteers. Community groups will provide additional support.

“With Aspirus being one of the top 15 health systems in the nation and Aspirus Wausau Hospital serving as the tertiary care center for a large geographic area, thousands of people travel to Wausau for care every year,” said Matthew Heywood, president and CEO of Aspirus, Inc., in a news release “Creating the Aspirus Family House allows us to ease the financial burden associated with travel for our most vulnerable patients and families, while fulfilling our commitment to transform to better serve the needs of those who entrust us with their care.”

The Aspirus Family House features 10 bedrooms with private bathrooms and shared living spaces designed as a home-like environment. The design is conducive to healing and support from our community and others going through similar health experiences.

Visit aspirus.org/familyhouse for more information on the Aspirus Family House.