What is Direct Primary Care?
Direct Primary Care is:
- Knowing that your doctor has time for you
- Knowing you can see them when you need them
- Never being surprised by a bill from your doctor again
How it’s done:
- You pay a membership about the cost of a gym pass or a cable bill
- Your doctor doesn’t bill insurance for anything
- You don’t pay extra for most services/procedures/labs
What’s it Like Being a Direct Care Patient?
As the patient of a Direct Care medical practice, you’ll enjoy things like 24/7 accessibility to your doctor, house calls, wholesale prescriptions costs, extended visits, same-day scheduling and more. When you sign up with a Direct Care clinic, you’re also eliminating the insurance middleman – and saving money. A monthly membership fee allows you to only pay for the services you need when you need them. You don’t have to get rid of your health insurance all together, but by finding a plan that complements your Direct Care membership, you can save more than the cost of your membership when all’s said and done. Several Direct Care clinics will work with you to find that happy medium – in fact, some of them even have insurance representatives on-hand to help specifically in that area.
It’s like having a doctor in the family – one you can call at any hour of the day or night. Correspond with them using modern technology like text, Twitter, Skype, email, or the traditional phone call if you prefer. Spend as much time with your doctor as you’d like – and ask all the questions that come to mind. Your Direct Care physician’s primary concern is you! And that’s the way it should be.