HealthBar Announces Expansion with New Lakeshore Location
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – HealthBar, a Grand Rapids- based provider of custom healthcare services to businesses and consumers continues its growth with the announcement of a new drive-thru medical center along the Lakeshore. The new location will service HealthBar business customers as well as drive up consumers.
The site, located at 12274 James Street in Holland, will provide a diverse set of services including all types of COVID testing formats, from rapid antigen testing — which provides results in around 15 minutes — to lab PCR and saliva tests, for which results are available from one to three days. HealthBar has partnered with Trident Biometrics for lab PCR testing, which is considered the most reliable form of testing in most situations. Additional healthcare services similar to what you’d receive in an urgent care will be added in the coming months.
The new Holland location will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The drive-through location operates on a first-come, first-serve basis. No appointment is necessary. In addition to testing and its expanding menu of medical services, HealthBar now offers individual and employer clients AditxtScore for COVID-19 as an immune monitoring service. While basic antibody tests simply give the user a “yes” or “no” answer, the AditxtScore test gives users a score specifically determine how immune they are to COVID-19.
The AditxtScore is available to business clients whether they want to do a one-time test or a larger testing event for employees. HealthBar can offer the test on-site or at the new location in Holland or at its drive-thru location at 412 Fuller Ave. NE, Grand Rapids.
HealthBar, which employs a network of more than 300 clinicians, informs patients of their test results and provides recommendations on any further testing.
“We continue to hear from businesses across the state that access to testing is getting harder and harder and as a result times were getting longer and longer and it was really having a very negative impact on peoples’ day-to-day lives as well as business operations for our business partners,” stated HealthBar founder and CEO Nathan Baar.
Led by founder and CEO Nathan Baar, HealthBar provides these same services onsite for businesses as well.
“HealthBar is creating a new healthcare ecosystem that exists outside of the traditional medical system. Our current healthcare system is focused more on treating illness than on health promotion and education. Our goal is to create a system where individuals are empowered to take care of themselves and utilize healthcare in a more consumeristic way,” stated Baar. “By keeping our services simple, effective and cost-transparent, we can provide highly effective interventions in a short amount of time and in a way that doesn’t present any billing surprises to the patient down the road. Our team continues to focus on offering custom health services to our business customers that increase employee health outcomes and wellness while also decreasing overall cost to the business by reducing an individual’s dependence on the healthcare system.”
HealthBar provides custom healthcare services to consumers and businesses across its service areas. The company’s initial menu of services surrounded COVID-19 testing. New services will soon be offered focusing on providing easily accessible, affordable and convenient healthcare. HealthBar also partners with organizations to offer at-location testing for employees as well as an expanding menu of medical services including their newest program, their Healthcare Partnership Program. Through this program, HealthBar will provide concierge medical support, navigation and chronic disease management services to businesses working to reduce their medical expenses and utilization.