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The IHA Health Center @ EMU (a joint collaboration between Eastern Michigan University, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System and IHA) will open in November 2019 on the campus of Eastern Michigan University. The center will provide vital primary health care services to members of the Ypsilanti community at-large as well as the EMU community. The center will offer:

  • Comprehensive primary care services
  • 7-day-a-week urgent care services, including x-ray
  • Electronic Medical Record capabilities, including a 24/7 patient portal
  • Online appointment scheduling
  • A “Save your Spot” tool to manage urgent care arrival and wait times
  • Onsite pharmacy

Location

FAQs

  • What is the University plan for new health facilities on campus?

    Eastern Michigan University (EMU) is developing, in partnership with Integrated Health Associates (IHA) and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System (SJMHS), a new community health center on the northwest part of campus, at the corner of Huron River Drive and Oakwood Drive. The new center will be called the “IHA Health Center @ EMU”, and it will replace the University Health Services (UHS) operation located in Snow Health Center.

    EMU is also building a new facility, located next to the new IHA health center, which will house the University’s Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) and the EMU Psychology Clinic.

  • When will the new health facilities open?
    The IHA Health Center @ EMU is scheduled to open on Monday, November 4, 2019. The EMU facility that will house CAPS and the Psychology Clinic is scheduled to open in late January 2020.
  • Why is the University constructing a new health center in partnership with IHA and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System?

    University Health Services (UHS) staff at Snow Health Center has provided excellent care to our students and employees over the years. The Snow Health Center building is now 60 years old. It is more efficient and cost-effective to build a new facility rather than renovate the existing building to meet the requirements of a modern health center.

    IHA and SJMHS are world-class health care providers that will be able to deliver innovative services and continue the high quality of care to which the EMU community is accustomed. The new health center will provide users with a wide variety of services. Additionally, the center will accept a wide array of insurance plans, unlike the current limited number of plans accepted at UHS. The new IHA Health Center @ EMU will support EMU’s commitment to offering top-quality services to members of the campus community.

  • What services will be available at the new IHA Health Center @ EMU?

    The new IHA health center will provide both primary care and urgent care services to EMU students, faculty, and staff, as well as to residents of Ypsilanti and the surrounding communities. Services will include:

    • comprehensive primary care services including a range of acute, chronic, and preventive care. This includes physical exams, health-risk assessments, well-woman visits and other gynecology services, pediatrics, TB testing, immunizations, allergy shots, sexually transmitted infection screening (including HIV testing), mild to moderate behavioral health treatment (including ADHD), tobacco cessation, nutritional counseling and osteopathic manipulations. 
    •  7-day-a-week urgent care services, including x-ray
    • electronic medical record capabilities, including a 24/7 patient portal;
    • online appointment scheduling;
    • a “Save Your Spot” tool to manage urgent care arrival and wait times;
    • an independently-operated campus pharmacy; and,
    • laboratory services through SJMHS.
  • How will the services provided at the new IHA health center differ from UHS, operated by EMU at Snow Health Center?

    The new IHA Health Center @ EMU will offer a variety of services that are not available at UHS, including:

    • expanded primary care hours (including early morning and evening appointments)
    • dedicated women’s health services
    • a new urgent care offering evening, weekend, and holiday hours
    • a “Save Your Spot” tool to manage urgent care arrival and wait times;
    • on-site x-ray;
    • acceptance of a wide variety of insurance policies that UHS is not able to accept; and,
    • a new state-of-the-art facility with ample on-site parking that is adjacent to an AAATA bus stop.
  • Will there be a gap in services when UHS closes before the new IHA Health Center @ EMU opens?
    No. UHS at Snow Health Center will remain open through Friday, November 1, 2019. The new IHA Health Center @ EMU is scheduled to open on Monday, November 4, 2019. To make an appointment please call 734-896-4110.
  • How will the IHA Health Center @ EMU handle services that may, at first glance, conflict with SJMHS’s Catholic mission?
    IHA will provide a full range of medical services without regard to gender, gender identity, or sexual identity. Members of IHA’s team are available to meet in-person with campus groups who would like more detailed information on how IHA plans to offer services to the EMU community.
  • Will there be a change in cost of health services compared to what is offered by UHS?
    Importantly, the IHA health center will accept a wider range of insurance policies than are currently accepted by UHS. IHA will provide services in accordance with its own charity care policies, without discrimination on the basis of the patient’s ability to pay or the source of payment.
  • What will happen to the employees of UHS after it closes?
    UHS staff are able to apply for employment with IHA, which operates a large and diverse health care network. Staff who work at UHS and are represented by a bargaining unit may be eligible for other employment on campus consistent with the terms of their collective bargaining agreement.
  • What will happen to the Snow building after UHS closes and CAPS moves into their new EMU facility?
    The University expects to demolish Snow, although a timeline for such demolition has not been established.
  • Will EMU employees be able to use the clinic’s services?
    Yes. The new IHA Health Center @ EMU will accept insurance plans from University employees.
  • 1065 N. Huron River Dr., Ypsilanti, MI, 48197