MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS

+ WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE MEMBERSHIP?

Unfettered access to friendly and exceptional primary care providers who have the time and willingness to get to know you and work with you to maximize your health.

Our patients have access to exceptional primary care through unlimited office visits, ongoing wellness counseling and tracking, well-child exams, sports and school physicals, school, basic office procedures, and treatment of acute illness or minor injuries all with no wait times in the office.

Our patients also have access to discounted labs, medications, supplements, imaging tests and special procedures.

+ HOW MUCH DOES THE MEMBERSHIP COST?

We take great pride in offering our patients excellent care at affordable prices. Take a look here for current Pricing details.

+ ARE THERE ANY LONG TERM COMMITMENTS OR CONTRACTS?

No. We understand needs change, you may cancel at any time.

+ HOW DO I SIGN UP?

Signing up and becoming a member is a simple process that can be completed online. Just click Join Us at the top of the page. If you have any questions, give us a call and we'll walk you through it.

+ WHAT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

Please reach out to us - we would be more than happy to discuss your health care needs and answer any questions you might have. We also welcome you to schedule a complementary meet and greet appointment to see if the practice fits your needs. We love to chat over coffee or tea.

GENERAL QUESTIONS

+ WHAT IS DIRECT PRIMARY CARE?

Direct Primary Care is an innovative primare care model defined by an enduring and trusting relationship between a Patient and their Primary Care Provider. Patients receive comprehensive primary health care directly from their DPC physician and pay for this care through a monthly fee.

Because DPC practices do not participate in any insurance or plans, providers are able to avoid the ever-increasing and costly documentation demands and administrative intrusions that come with accepting insurance. These require staff, time, and money often amounting to substantial intrusions on patient privacy.

Because DPC physicians avoid these obligations to insurance companies, they are free to spend that time listening to and treating patients. And because DPC physicians eliminate the significant overhead costs of participating in insurance, they can pass the savings on to you, the patient – and give compassionate, attentive and timely care at an affordable cost.

+ WHAT ARE YOUR HOURS?

By design, we are available when patients need us. We can usually see you Monday through Friday, the same or next day. In addition, we offer evening and weekend appoitments as needed.

We are available by appointment only, so as to minimize any waiting time.

+ WHAT PATIENTS DO YOU SEE?

We provide care for patients of all ages.

INSURANCE QUESTIONS

+ DO YOU TAKE INSURANCE?

No. This is one of the defining features of Direct Primary Care. We are here to work for you, not insurance companies. However, if you choose you may continue to use insurance for lab tests, radiology, medications, etc.

+ DO I STILL NEED INSURANCE?

While we don't require it, we highly recommend it. Our practice endeavors to manage most of your primary health care needs; however, Direct Primary Care does not replace insurance.

We encourage our patients to carry a high deductible major medical plan or a plan with a health savings account, thereby ensuring financial help should hospitalization or referral to a specialist become necessary.

We also recommend medical cost sharing plans which function similarly to insurance and can be more affordable.

+ IF I HAVE INSURANCE, WHY SHOULD I PAY FOR A MEMBERSHIP?

Because good primary care shouldn't be expensive. With a direct primary care practice operating outside of the insurance billing system, you get superior comprehensive care with unparalleled access for an affordable price.

We strive to help our patients lower their health care costs as much as possible. This includes offering generic medications at wholesale prices (often cheaper than most insurance copays). Vaccines, procedures, and even acupuncture treatments are either included or offered to members at cost.

We also make ourselves available to you so you can avoid the ER or urgent care; just preventing one unnecessary and expensive trip to the ER will have paid for 2-5 years of membership.

If you already have a high deductible insurance plan or medical cost sharing plan, Direct Primary Care works hand in hand to provide you with the health care and financial security that most families need.

+ WHAT IS SEDERA HEALTH?

Sedera is an innovative non-insurance approach to managing larger healthcare needs that pairs well with a Direct Primary Care membership. By participating in a medical cost sharing community members of Sedera are able to receive high-end quality care for care outside of our practice at an average of 50% in savings over traditional insurance.

You can learn more about Sedera Health here.

We are happy to offer the ability to enroll with Sedera Health for your medical cost sharing needs through our partner Hint Health when you sign up for our DPC membership. Please be advised that we do not make any endorsements of the services provided by nor have any financial ties with Sedera Health.

+ DO YOU SEE PATIENTS WITH MEDICARE?

Yes. However, your monthly membership fee cannot be submitted to Medicare for reimbursement. You must sign a waiver every two years that declares that neither you nor your doctor will directly bill Medicare for your membership fee.

Medicare and medicare supplemental insurance will still cover medical costs that you incur outside of our practice.

+ IS THE MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP FEE ELIGIBLE FOR HSA OR FSA REIMBURSEMENT?

Many patients find that their DPC fees are reimbursable through their HSA or FSA, however we advise you to consult your tax advisor for guidance on your particular circumstances.