Direct Primary Care (DPC) is a streamlined healthcare model that provides patients with substantial savings through an annual membership fee that covers most primary care services. There are many benefits to DPC for individuals, families, employees, and employers. In this blog, we are going to discuss the top benefits of DPC.
1. No Copays or Insurance Cost for Office Visits
One of the largest benefits of DPC is that patients don’t have to worry about what the office visit is going to cost whenever they need to see their doctor. With DPC you never have to worry about how much your office visit is going to cost again. Here at Access Family Medicine, your monthly membership fee covers every visit to your provider.
2. On-Site Pharmacy
Here at Access Family Medicine, we have an on-site pharmacy that allows you to get your prescription medication at a wholesale cost. Filling prescriptions in-house provides our DPC patients with convenience and cost savings compared to a traditional pharmacy. No more waiting in pharmacy lines or waiting for your doctor to send your prescriptions in! Access Family Medicine saved their patients collectively $250,000 in 2019.
3. Wholesale Tests and Procedures
Testing can get expensive quickly at a doctor’s office or at an urgent care clinic. DPC allows for wholesale in-house testing from strep tests, to labs, to X-rays. At Access Family Medicine, we offer these tests at wholesale prices that save patients time and money. In 2019 Access Family Medicine patients collectively saved over $200,000 in labs. There are tests that we are not able to perform in-house, such as, MRI, CT scan, x-ray, and colonoscopy. Don’t worry, we have done the work for you. We have facilities that have agreed to carry on our model and offer these tests or procedures at an affordable price.
4. Treating the Whole Family
DPC allows us to go back to the roots of a primary care doctor and be able to treat you and your whole family. At Access Family Medicine, we treat everyone, from newborns to past retirement we’ve got you covered!
5. Available for Employers
The DPC model allows employers to provide their employees with affordable medical care. Taking good care of your employees is an important part of being a business owner, and sometimes can be difficult to provide your employees with health insurance that is affordable, effective, and high quality. If paired properly, DPC can work alongside the insurance that is already provided for your employees. Using the DPC model alongside an existing insurance plan helps give your employees truly affordable healthcare. Your employees won’t be saddled with hefty co-pays or deductibles so when they are feeling sick they’re more likely to get the treatment and care they need, in a timely manner. This means you will have happier, healthier employees, which will equate to a happier, healthier business.
There are many benefits to Direct Primary Care, in this blog, we discuss five of the top benefits of DPC.
Here at Access Family Medicine, our goal is to work with you to keep you healthy, out of the emergency room, and out of the hospital. Our physicians believe that excellent health care can only be achieved with adequate one-on-one interaction, so we are doing just that. Consider giving Access Family Medicine a call today at 402-858-1510 to learn more!