What does the membership fee cover?
It provides you with a personal physician or nurse practitioner who is dedicated to your health and is interested in you as a person. The fee covers 12 yearly office visits and includes discounted lab pricing. It also gives you 24/7 access to your provider.
Will I have to pay a fee for my office visits?
No. Your membership covers all of your office visits. There is no copay. The only time you have to pay a fee is if we have to send your lab or blood work to be analyzed, and even then it will be at a discounted price.
What about medications?
You and your provider are a team, especially when it comes to your medication. We will help you obtain the best medicine for you and your unique situation as affordably as possible, being as resourceful as possible.
How does insurance work in all of this?
Your insurance may be used for outside testing, referrals to specialists and hospitalizations you may require. We do not participating in any insurance billing, including Medicare and Medicaid.
If your insurance is an HMO, you will need to also maintain care with an in-network provider for any consults or testing that requires a referral.
Can I use my HSA or FSA to pay for the monthly membership fee?
At this present time, the IRS does not allow HSA or FSA funds to be used to pay for the monthly membership fee.
What makes this better for patients?
Your provider is not paid per appointment. This allows them to spend more time with you. When providers are rushed to go from patient to patient, that pressure can prevent good listening, which is required for accurate diagnosing and a treatment plan that is best for you. Ultimately, your provider is able to give you better care allowing you to save time and money.
What is the value of Direct Primary Care?
This programs empowers people to take charge of their own healthcare, with guidance from their provider. We offer 12 visits with our memberships to give you more options and the opportunity to see a provider when you need it. It allows you to have better overall care because your provider is not rushed to see the next patient. Most people want to spend as little time as possible dealing with doctors and hospitals. Our memberships provide you the tools necessary to make informed, healthy decisions, without worry of limitations.