What is Direct Primary Care?

Direct Primary Care (DPC) is a model for primary care practice that takes the insurance and health administrators out of the exam room.  For a monthly membership fee, we spend more time with you and less time with paperwork and complex insurance coding.  You get more personalized, comprehensive care because the main focus is you!

Do you require long term contracts?

No.  The membership are on a month-to-month basis.  Of course we hope to establish a long term relationship as your health care provider!  But if you find that this model or practice is not for you, you can cancel with 30 days written notice.

Do you take insurance?

We are not dependent on insurance.  We have decided to not take insurance or provide superbills for insurance reimbursement.  We provide high quality service because we are not hassled by insurance.  Our fees may be compliant with HSA/FSA accounts as memberships can be a qualified medical expense.  However we do recommend paying annually or semi-annually as the best practice in order to use these accounts.  We also recommend that you check with your HSA/FSA account manager to confirm that you are able to use your funds for the membership fees.

Do I still need insurance?

Yes.  DPC is a primary care service and is not considered any type of insurance. It is recommended that you still carry medical insurance (catastrophic care) to cover any unforeseen events as well as non-routine labs, some medications, specialist visits, emergency care, hospitalizations and surgery.  We have partnered up with Zion Health to help bridge the gap for those who don't have insurance to reduce some of the healthcare fees that may not be covered buy your membership.  

Why pay for insurance and a membership fee? Why pay twice?

Right now, you already do!  You pay an insurance premium and then any further fees up until you meet your deductible.  As a DPC member, you pay a flat rate for all your primary care services.  There are no surprise bills, hidden fees, or unknown extra charges.  Your membership covers a lot of in-house testing and some procedures as well as consultation and follow-ups.  If you have not met your deductible and we do not provide a necessary service, we can try to help you find you the best prices for that service and help coordinate your care with outside services.

What about my prescriptions?

You can still use your insurance to get your prescriptions.  (Coming Soon) However, we do have many prescriptions available in office for more affordable, wholesale pricing to purchase for cash.

Do you prescribed controlled substances?

We are unable to provide management of controlled substances for any chronic conditions, including but not limited to mood disorders and chronic pain. We are able to provide controlled substances for acute management.

How are you able to spend so much time with your patients?

Traditional insurance-based primary care providers have 2500-3500 patients. We are limiting ours to 300 patients to ensure we can provide you with the patient centered individualized, comprehensive and high-quality care. This gives Patty the time to know each patient personally and develop quality relationships with her patients.

What is your availability?

We are available currently keeping most of our visits to Fridays between 9-5 and Saturdays between 9-12.  With Monday-Thursdays are via request we are also available via video visits, and phone consults. We are also available via text or email after hours and by phone for urgent needs.  If it is a true emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

How do I enroll?

Just click this button below and we will get you started! We will contact you for an initial consultation. You can also contact us via email or phone to set up a “meet and greet” with Patty to see if Seeley Creek Healthcare is the right fit for you!