Timothy Murray, the owner of Solstice Health, works with
Solstice Health has a different way of thinking when it
comes to health care, and that is by getting rid of the
need for insurance. The growing business wants members
to take control of their health and well-being through
direct primary care and other services.
The company has
been in operation for four years with locations in
Oconomowoc and New Berlin, and will soon expand to
Mequon. The company hopes to grow through membership and
expand further throughout Wisconsin.
director of sales and marketing, said Solstice Health
wants to help people become better consumers of health
care and to know it can work for them and be
there are more solutions coming to the marketplace for
individuals and employers as the current health care
costs are unsustainable.
is an example of an alternative solution that produces
significant savings whether it is for an individual,
family or employer group," Zimmerman said.
Solstice Health is
expanding to a new location in Mequon. Shown is the
interior of its
care, simplified, is when a doctor takes the services
offered at large hospitals, and performs them without
relying on insurance. For example, a $3,000 MRI becomes
Solstice was the
first direct primary care provider in Wisconsin and
Zimmerman said it prides itself on being in a true
direct primary provider, which means it uses an
age-based membership model to bill patients.
premise of the program is to be able to provide
affordable, accessible, health care to individuals,
regardless of condition or age," Zimmerman said.
Members have more
face time with their doctors as well as the access to
call their primary care provider any time of the day
with questions about their medications or health-related
issues. This provides people the ability to schedule
same-day or next-day appointments.
All of this for
less than the cost of a monthly cell phone bill,
"Our members no
longer need to utilize urgent care visits which is
timely and costly," Zimmerman said. So a member can meet
with their providers in the clinic on a Saturday morning
Solstice helps their members become better consumers.
She mentioned that two people can have different
insurances and go to a doctor for the same treatment and
they could be billed a different rate.
"We believe with
direct primary care that all of our patients and
members are learning and becoming better consumers in
health care and price transparency," Zimmerman said.
This past year,
Solstice started working with companies and
organizations to provide direct primary care. It is
still available to individuals.
Who benefits from direct
sees a variety of people. It sees families and people
that have insurance through their employers but are on a
high deductible premium health plan and don't want to
utilize that insurance because it's not affordable. Some
people are on Medicare and come because they want a
better and more personalized relationship with their
continually brings in new products. It also has a
referral system with a network of over 100 specialists.
provided an example in which someone coming to visit the
primary care provider and their treatment needs a
referral to a dermatologist. They would be able to send
the patient information to a dermatologist through their
system at no cost.
There are other
services provided at Solstice Health that have grown
such as their medical weight loss program that has over
10,000 participants. There has also been an increased
interest in the IV vitamins therapy and stem cell
To learn more
about Solstice Health and its services, call the
Oconomowoc location at 262-354-3100 or the New Berlin
location at 262-505-6260. Solstice Health is
anticipating the Mequon opening to be in the fall of