New clinic located in the Racine PETRO offers healthcare services to commercial drivers, local residents and the traveling public
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. and RACINE, Wis. (October 4, 2023) – Interstate Health has announced the opening of a new urgent and primary care clinic located in the Racine PETRO at exit #333 on I-94, just south of Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport and north of Chicago. The clinic will serve commercial drivers who frequent the Racine PETRO, as well as local communities and travelers in need of quality healthcare services.
“We are thrilled to open our new clinic in the Racine PETRO, a premier truck stop that not only serves commercial drivers, but also is a landmark for the Villages of Sturtevant, Mount Pleasant and Yorkville,” said Jeff Seraphine, Interstate Health chief executive officer (CEO). “Our mission is to ensure access to quality healthcare for people who frequent America’s highways. By offering urgent care, primary care and occupational health services to the people who know and trust the Racine PETRO, we believe we are fulfilling our mission in a meaningful way.”
Interstate Health leaders and Racine PETRO owner Michael Willkomm celebrated the opening of the new clinic this week during a ribbon cutting ceremony and were joined by leaders from Racine Area Manufacturers and Commerce (RAMAC), as well as other local business leaders and representatives from the National Association of Truck Stop Operators (NATSO).
“On behalf of Racine Area Manufacturers and Commerce, we thank Interstate Health and Racine PETRO for bringing this innovative healthcare model to our community,” said Matt Montemurro, president and CEO of RAMAC. “In addition to the commercial drivers that Interstate Health Racine will serve, I am confident that other people traveling through our community will benefit from having another option of accessing quality urgent care, primary care, and occupational health services. We are excited for their membership in RAMAC and to share in this special announcement.”
Interstate Health Racine is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST and offers primary care, urgent care and occupational health services. This includes Department of Transportation and pre-employment physicals, preventative care and wellness visits, vaccines, medication management and more. A complete list of services and contact information can be found on Interstate Health’s website.
“It is a privilege to serve the drivers who utilize Racine PETRO for their on-the-road needs, and I can’t think of a more important service to offer them than accessible healthcare that does not interfere with their work,” said Willkomm. “I have spent considerable time talking to our patrons, and I often hear stories of drivers delaying or postponing their healthcare needs. When I heard what Interstate Health was building, I got very excited about the idea of being part of the solution.”
Interstate Health launched in November 2022 with significant backing by veteran transportation and logistics executives. The company aims to solve for the glaring disparities in health and wellness for commercial drivers, who are vital to our nation’s infrastructure and economy but face increased risk of heart disease, obesity, diabetes and hypertension, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Additionally, Interstate Health will increase access to quality healthcare for rural communities along our highways. Since launching last year, the company has acquired a clinic in Cookeville, Tenn., and it broke ground on a greenfield clinic in Port Wentworth, Ga., which is expected to open later this month.
About Interstate Health
Interstate Health is an innovative, technology-enabled medical services company that provides urgent care, primary care and telemedicine services along the nation’s interstate highway system. Interstate Health supports the needs of commercial truck drivers, rural residents, and all travelers across the nation’s interstates. For more information, visit https://interstatehealth.com/.
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