Special Message to SolidaritUS Health Members in the Chippewa Valley
June 1, 2020
Dear SolidaritUS Health member,
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed lives of all Americans in ways few could have imagined a short time ago. Never in recent memory has incomparably quick access to care and counseling from an experienced physician — a personal doctor who has time to get to know and care for you and your family — been so important.
That’s exactly the kind of health care you selected when you enrolled in SolidaritUS Health. You chose unparalleled access to same-day/next day urgent care appointments and ongoing access to a personal SolidaritUS Health physician through scheduled appointments and medically secure teleconferencing, email, text, and mobile phone. You chose availability of a broad scope of primary care services, including preventive care, episodic sick care, health coaching and counseling, vaccinations, nearly 1,000 lab tests, and approximately 50 of the most commonly prescribed medications — all with no out-of-pocket costs to you or your family.
Our commitment to providing you unparalleled access to world-class care stands unaltered by the novel coronavirus pandemic. In fact, we have increased the range of our health care services in response to our members’ needs, and we will continue to do so.
At a time like the present one, we could not be more pleased to introduce you to Dr. Enitza George, MD. Dr. George joins Dr. Jodi Ritsch, MD, as a member of the SolidaritUS Health physician team serving our members in the Chippewa Valley.
Many of you have had the privilege of knowing and receiving care from Dr. Ritsch, who has served patients in the Eau Claire community for many years, providing top-quality family care at the Mayo Clinic, in private practice, and now as anchor of our physician team at SolidaritUS Health.
Dr. George brings our Chippewa Valley members additional years of experience as a family physician and personal wellness coach, with a special focus on nutrition, lifestyle management, and sports medicine. “Being healthy is more than not being sick,” says Dr. George. “SolidaritUS Health gives me the opportunity to care for my patients’ physical, mental, emotional, social, environmental and even spiritual wellness.”
Over the next several weeks, Dr. Ritsch and Dr. George will be reaching out to our members, individual-by-individual and family-by-family, to renew relationships or get to know you for the first time. They are hoping to answer any questions you may have and provide up-to-date medical information about managing your care during the unfolding pandemic.
But you don’t have to wait for a call. You can schedule a telephone, video conference, or in-health center appointment with Dr. Ritsch or Dr. George by calling (715) 318-0050.
We’re in this together. Please stay safe.
Mark Blum, President