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HealthEast Clinic-Woodwinds opens Aug. 8

HealthEast is expanding one of its clinics in Woodbury with the goal of bringing speciality and primary care closer.

The existing clinic, located on the Woodwinds Health Campus, is moving to a new building on the Woodwinds campus Aug. 8. The clinic will be renamed as HealthEast Clinic-Woodwinds and will provide family medicine, pediatric care, internal medicine and six walk-in care rooms for urgent care on weekends and evenings.

The old clinic will be relocated to 1825 Woodwinds Drive.

Advanced nurses will continue seeing patients at the existing clinic inside the Birch Center.

Physicians specializing in endocrinology, podiatry, osteoporosis and allergies will be located next to primary care providers at the new facility.

HealthEastoperations leader for primary care Don Strobel said  expansion is part of a larger plan to create offer more specialty services on the Woodwinds Health Campus, which has become a healthcare destination for Woodbury and the greater Twin Cities East Metro.

Strobel added that having primary and specialty care in close proximity may be more convenient for patients.

“We think it's important our specialty providers have the ability to collaborate with our primary care providers," Strobel said. "That's what this new area allows us to do."

HealthEast plans to repurpose the old clinic for providing more specialty care, Strobel said.

"We are proud to serve Woodbury and surrounding communities with this clinic, which includes our holistic Ways to Wellness program within the clinic space," said Eric Nelson, vice president of operations for ambulatory care and medical services.

Through the Ways to Wellness program, people can attend classes on nutrition and healthy cooking classes.

The facility will also have a shared gym space used for physical rehabilitation, as well as fitness classes.

"We've seen it used from all groups of people who are trying to help support … how to eat better and live life more fully, Strobel said. "It's the ability to provide health (care) that’s more than traditional clinic visits. We think health and well-being (are) more than that."