Understand the DPC model and be confident in your healthcare.
Direct Primary Care is a practice and payment model where patients/consumers pay their physician or practice directly in the form of periodic payments for a defined set of primary care services.
That's a great question. DPCs are focused on patient wellness. We want you to be healthy so you can enjoy your life, family, job, activities, travel. In fact, if something does come up we want to be accessible enough that you don't have to leave your day-to-day to come into the office unless its truly necessary! If you do need an in person visit, you won't be waiting an hour in a crowded office to see a provider for 5 minutes. You can get the Physician lead care you need and get back to your life.
No, it is not. Both DPC and concierge practices charge a periodic fee. Under the concierge model, this fee only affords you access. Most concierge practices still bill insurance for your visits. With DPC, visits and care needs are included in your membership fee.
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Interested in becoming a member?
Membership fees will be billed at the first of every month and can be cancelled with 30 days notice. You can pay bi-annually for a 5% discount or annually for a 10% discount.
Yes! You can access your membership and change your plan at any time using this self service link. https://bluegrassdirectprimarycare.hint.com/login/request
We are equipped to take care of most primary care and immediate care needs as well as ongoing chronic illness management. See Services Page for more information.
Yes, we have a board Pediatrician with 8+ years of experience plus children of her own. She is excited to be able to spend more individual time caring for your children and sees patients ages newborn to 21. Families can be seen together in office as well. See our pricing page for more details.
Yes! We have HIPPA compliant direct text/phone lines for members. However, most messages will be answered during business hours. Please leave a detailed message through SPRUCE or over a voicemail. DPC is not a replacement for emergency, hospital, or subspecialty care when needed. Should you have an emergent health problem do not wait, call 911 or go to the closest emergency room.
You can cancel your membership at anytime with 30 days notice. If you choose to rejoin after terminating membership, fees will apply up to the value of 3 months of membership fees.
Yes! Legislature is being considered to allow HSA funds to go towards a DPC memberships as well. Please confer with your tax consultant. HSA can be used for one time urgent care/wellness visits for non members.
We do not bill your insurance for services unless you are enrolled in Medicare. The membership fee will cover most all of your primary and immediate care needs at your convenience. We DO recommend having basic emergency and hospital coverage health insurance plan should major illness or injury arise.
Yes. Our Family Medicine Physicians are able to provide services to patients with Medicare. Medicare patients will not be charged a membership fee. We will bill your medicare for services in a traditional fee-for-service model.
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Favorite Plan for Employers: Manhattan Life Group
Contact: Randy Smith through Appalachianlg at +1 (606) 207-4871
Whitney Kline, HSA Expert Advisor