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Michigan Medicine Partners with Packard Health to Increase Access to Care Through New Patient Service Center

In partnership with Packard Health, Michigan Medicine Laboratories, or MLabs, has opened a new patient service center for specimen collection at Packard Health Main (2650 Carpenter Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48108). The facility houses phlebotomists skilled in caring for patients of all ages and appointments are not needed.

“We’re really excited about this partnership with Packard Health,” said David Miller, M.D., president of University of Michigan Health. “At Michigan Medicine, lifting barriers to care is at the forefront of all that we do. By providing patients with the added convenience of having their blood draw or other lab work completed under the same roof as their doctor’s office upholds this value and expands patient access to care.”

The new patient service center accepts most forms of insurance and convenient onsite parking is available, while the facility is also accessible via TheRide, or AATA bus route.

“Packard Health has been providing physical and mental health care to the Washtenaw County community for almost 50 years,” said Raymond Rion, M.D., executive director for Packard Health. “As we remove barriers and expand our services, we knew that a blood draw lab conveniently located at our main medical home on Carpenter Road would benefit our patients who often lack transportation options. Having MLabs onsite means timely laboratory results that help us manage the care of our patients more effectively.”

Patients can visit the facility Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please visit mlabs.umich.edu.

About Packard Health: Packard Health has been dedicated to serving the medical needs of our community’s residents since 1973. We are a community health center, promoting access to health and wellness for families in Washtenaw County. We provide high-quality, affordable primary care and mental health care, complemented by a broad range of fully integrated support services. We care for patients at every stage of life and believe that everyone deserves access to health care. We are a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), 501(c)3 non-profit organization governed by a board of directors.

Packard Health has four locations across Washtenaw County with a team of board-certified physicians and family nurse practitioners, fully committed to providing first-class medical care for you and your family. More information can be found at www.packardhealth.org.

About Michigan Medicine: At Michigan Medicine, we advance health to serve Michigan and the world. We pursue excellence every day in our three hospitals, 125 clinics and home care operations that handle more than 2.3 million outpatient visits a year, as well as educate the next generation of physicians, health professionals and scientists in our U-M Medical School.

Michigan Medicine includes the top ranked U-M Medical School and the University of Michigan Health System, which includes the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital, University Hospital, the Frankel Cardiovascular Center and the Rogel Cancer Center. Michigan Medicine’s adult hospitals were ranked no. 11 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report in 2020-21 and C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital was the only children’s hospital in Michigan nationally ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties analyzed by U.S. News and World Report for 2020-21. The U-M Medical School is one of the nation's biomedical research powerhouses, with total research funding of more than $500 million.

More information is available at www.michiganmedicine.org.

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