ADTU available to patients from any UMHS location

December 12, 2016  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

The Taubman Center Ambulatory Diagnostic and Treatment Unit, or ADTU, is now open to patients from any UMHS location. The ADTU is a four-bed outpatient unit located on the first floor of Taubman Center adjacent to the infusion and transplant clinics. There is also an ADTU at the Northville Health Center, located on the second floor.

The clinic is established to treat acute conditions or acute flare-ups of chronic conditions requiring an extended period of time for appropriate diagnosis and treatment, to reduce ED admissions and enhance patient convenience. Patients referred to the unit must have an established and active relationship with a UMHS physician and a defined problem that is able to be diagnosed and treated within 2 – 6 hours. 

If a patient is referred to the ADTU instead of the emergency department, it saves the patient both time and money. The patient’s co-pay will be equivalent to an office visit co-pay and they will have a scheduled appointment time as opposed to waiting in the ED. By sending a patient to the ADTU instead of the ED, the referring department will also receive the RVUs for the visit. The referring provider must work under a service that is credentialed with the ADTU. If you are unsure if your department is credentialed, please call the clinic at the numbers listed below.

The clinic is led by Advanced Practice Providers (APP), along with RNs, that have access to priority radiology and lab testing for appropriate diagnosis and treatment.  The APPs use written clinical protocols to guide the plan of care and will also see patients outside of those protocols if the treatment plan is manageable.

The Taubman ADTU is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. To contact the clinic, please call 734-998-1516.

The Northville ADTU is open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.To contact the clinic, please call 248-305-4400.

More information is available on the ADTU website.

Website: http://www.med.umich.edu/i/acs/adtu/

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