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ONALASKA — Allergy Associates of La Crosse has opened a new clinic built as allergen-free as possible.

The 10,000 square-foot facility just southeast of Franciscan Skemp’s Onalaska Clinic has chemical-free paint and materials, concrete floors and high-efficiency heating and cooling systems with state-of-the-art air filtration, said Dr. Mary Morris, a physician with Allergy Associates.

Construction on the new building followed Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, guidelines for improving indoor environmental quality, said Jeff Kessler, practice executive of Allergy Associates.

The clinic, which opened Thursday at 2727 Midwest Drive, has 15 patient exam rooms, five physician offices, a reference laboratory, allergy testing areas and business offices.

Kessler said the new location provides easy access from Interstate 90, since more than 80 percent of the clinic’s 15,000 patients come from outside the La Crosse area. The average travel distance is 200 miles one way, he said.

Allergy Associates of La Crosse specializes in sublingual immunotherapy treatment commonly referred to as allergy drops.

It had rented space from Franciscan Skemp in the Professional Arts Building since it opened 40 years ago.

The clinic used HSR Associates of La Crosse for the architecture and design and Wieser Brothers of La Crescent, Minn., completed the general contracting.

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