Aspirus Rhinelander Clinic

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In the next year, Aspirus will pour $14 million into a major expansion of its Rhinelander clinic.

The healthcare provider broke ground on the project on Friday morning.

“We’re out of space,” Aspirus Regional Clinic Director Robb Fabich said of the current facility.

But by next October, the clinic will be ready to open an additional 21,000 square feet of space.

Planning for the expansion has been in the works for months, according to Fabich.


A major addition to the Aspirus Clinic in Rhinelander was approved by the common council Monday night.

The Aspirus proposal had earlier gotten the endorsement of the Planning Commission.

Director of Northern Region Development for Aspirus, Robb Fabich says the public will first see crews moving utilities on the north side of the building, located at the Highway 17 bypass near Stevens Street...


At a special meeting this week, the Rhinelander City Council approved the vacating of a portion of a city street to make way for a proposed expansion by Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Aspirus asked he city to vacate a portion of Cherokee Lane for an addition to its present location along Highway 17.

Regional Director for Aspirus Clinics Robb Fabich,  says the plans for the 45,000 square foot expansion are not finalized...


Rhinelander High School athletics will again have a funded position to help with athletic injuries.

Aspirus Clinic and Ministry Medical Group each have donated $15,000 to fund an athletic trainer to work with student-athletes.

Dr. Jason Lowry  has been advisor to Rhinelander athletics for several years. He says funding this type of position is a rarity among K-12 schools in Wisconsin, but the need is there...


Aspirus  Rhinelander Clinic recently expanded its cardiac rehab and therapy services.

The clinic opened on Rhinelander's north side in March, 2008. Regional Director for Aspirus Clinics, Rob Fabich says the clinic has had the therapy department open for more than three years. He says they found a need for a new physical therapist.  At the same time they determined they also needed more help with the cardiac rehab offerings...

Rhinelander School District Hosts New Clinic for Employees

Jan 14, 2014

A new clinic has opened its doors inside Rhinelander High School.  The new Aspirus clinic won’t serve students - but it will serve school district employees and their families.  The clinic can provide basic primary care. A visit costs just ten dollars. 

Rhinelander Schools Superintendent Kelli Jacobi says clinic access will be good for employee health, as well as save the district money.

By early next year, staff at Rhinelander schools could be getting some of their health care from a clinic in the school.

The Aspirus Rhinelander Clinic and the school district are discussing how to implement the program. Regional Director Rob Fabich says the school district is looking at ways to cut health care costs and thought having the services on campus would be one way to do that...