GRAND RAPIDS – HealthBar, a provider of custom healthcare services to businesses, schools, and consumers announced new drive-thru medical center services at its locations in Grand Rapids and along the Lakeshore in Holland.

Instead of the average 55 to 70 minute wait time at urgent care clinics, HealthBar customers average 10 minutes at its drive thru medical centers with costs also much less than urgent or emergency care.

The new services began July 6 and will service HealthBar business and school customers as well as drive up consumers.

The drive thru medical centers, located at 412 Fuller Ave. NE, Grand Rapids and 12274 James Street in Holland, will provide a diverse set of healthcare services similar to what you’d receive in an urgent care including:

  • General Nurse Practitioner Assessment
  • Minor Injury & Illness Care
  • Rapid Flu A+B Test
  • Rapid Strep A Test
  • Rapid Urinalysis Test
  • COVID Rapid & PCR Testing
  • AditxtScore Immunity Test
  • Brainscope™ Head-Injury/Concussion Assessment
  • 15 Panel Saliva Drug Testing

In addition, HealthBar will continue to offer the AditxtScore for COVID-19 as an immune monitoring service and 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.

The drive-through location operates on a first come, first-serve basis. No appointment is necessary. HealthBar Grand Rapids is open Monday through Friday from 8a to 4pm and weekends 8a to 1p. The HealthBar Holland location is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Both locations will soon be expanding their service times as the organization ramps up service.

HealthBar, which employs a network of more than 325 clinicians continues to grow through its Healthcare Partnership Program which services businesses, especially those who are self-insured, and its school nursing program. The Healthcare Partnership Program provides concierge medical support, health navigation, chronic disease management, and acute injury and illness services to businesses working to reduce their medical expenses and utilization.

“We continue to hear from businesses across the state about rising healthcare costs and decreased health outcomes which lead to decreased productivity and challenges recruiting and retaining employees,” stated HealthBar founder and CEO Nathan Baar. “With our Healthcare Partnership Program we are removing barriers to better decisions, providing acute injury and illness care, and working directly with employees through individualized care management. Our goal is to help get folks into a wellness state and we believe that our nurse-driven healthcare movement is the right solution to more effective utilization and, thus, significantly lowering employer healthcare costs.”

Led by Baar who has an extensive background in nursing and hospital administration, HealthBar employs a robust team of a medical director, nurse practitioners (NPs), registered nurses (RNs), and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) who work across the state delivering its services.

HealthBar provides custom healthcare services to businesses and school districts across its service areas. The company’s initial menu of services surrounded COVID-19 testing. New services which are now available focus on providing easily accessible, affordable and convenient healthcare. HealthBar also partners with organizations to offer concierge medical services as well as an expanding menu of medical services including their newest services offerings.