About SSM Health Dean Medical Group

We are one of the largest integrated health care delivery systems in the country. Established in 1904 and based in Madison, Wisc., SSM Health Dean Medical Group provides:

  • Medical and health services through a network of locations throughout southern Wisconsin
  • Health insurance services through Dean Health Plan
  • Ancillary health services within our locations

Our network consists of more than 60 clinics in south-central Wisconsin, SSM Health Davis Duehr Dean Eye Care, insurance provider Dean Health Plan, and pharmacy benefits company Navitus Health Solutions. Approximately 500 physicians provide primary, specialty and tertiary care in the clinics. The system serves more than 400,000 health plan members.

SSM Health Dean Medical Group joined the SSM Health system in September 2013. SSM Health is headquartered in St. Louis and owns several hospitals nationwide, including SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital - Madison, SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital - Janesville and SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Baraboo.

Medical & Health Services

The original “Dean Clinic” began in 1904 in Madison, when Dr. Joseph Dean opened a small downtown practice. Today, we comprise a multi-specialty network of clinics that provide exceptional primary and specialized medical care in central locations throughout Dane, Rock and Walworth Counties. This includes more than 30 regional and eye network clinics providing convenient care to outlying communities in southern Wisconsin, as well as three surgery centers in Madison and Janesville, providing outpatient surgery and care.

SSM Health Davis Duehr Dean Eye Care

Davis Duehr Dean Eye Care ophthalmologists and optometrists are part of our network, providing specialty eye care throughout southern Wisconsin. They make up the ophthalmology and optometry departments and full-service optical stores of SSM Health Dean Medical Group.

More Information and Forms

Patient & Family Advisory Council

The Patient & Family Advisory Council is a way to involve patient and family members in our continuous commitment to improve the care we provide at SSM Health Dean Medical Group. The voice of the patient is important to us as we work to continuously improve the patient experience and increase patient satisfaction. Apply here.

SSM Health Virtual Visit

With SSM Health Virtual Visit we make it simple to get care on your schedule. In 60 minutes or less, you can reach a trusted SSM Health Dean Medical Group clinician to get a diagnosis, a treatment plan and even a prescription, if needed, for your non-urgent health concerns. Start a visit now.

Health Insurance Services

Dean Health Plan, a member of SSM Health, is headquartered in Madison, Wis. Established in 1983, Dean Health Plan employs more than 700 people in the Madison area. We are committed community partners, honored to contribute to the high quality of life in southern Wisconsin.

Ancillary Services

SSM Health Dean Medical Group also provides additional health services, including:

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