Direct Primary Care
Remember the days when doctors did house calls? Neither did we—until now. Over the last 30 years, healthcare has changed. The relationship between doctor and patient became more about insurance reimbursement and less about the patient.
Direct primary care clinics are changing that relationship for the better.
A Personal Relationship
When you are a member of a Direct Primary Care (DPC) clinic, insurance doesn’t get to dictate your care. When you call the doctor’s office for an appointment, you can see your doctor that same day, not the doctor’s assistant or anyone else. Once you become a member, you have the ability to email and text your physician at your convenience…not theirs. And it doesn’t stop there. Over-the-phone appointments, video chats, and even house calls ( just like the days of old) are all ways you can receive the treatment and personalized care you desire.
Is this a replacement for health insurance?
Direct Primary Care is not a form of insurance and these clinics do not accept insurance payments. However, it is strongly encouraged that all members have medical cost sharing, catastrophic coverage or a traditional health insurance plan to off set a large medical expense.
How much does DPC cost?
Each clinic charges a membership fee based on the age of the patient. In addition to all the personal care that you’ll receive, these clinics also offer:
- Wholesale pharmaceutical pricing
- Rock-bottom radiology prices
- Affordable laboratory services
- Cash-discounted prices for specialist visits
- Reduced-cost gym memberships
How do I become a member?
First, visit the doctor’s website and schedule an appointment for an introduction. Second, choose the doctor that you relate to best…not one your insurance company says you have to see. Then complete the paperwork, and you’re all set!
Is there a DPC clinic near me?