IS THIS CONSIDERED HEALTH INSURANCE OR A HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN?
No, it is not an insurance plan or agent for any insurance company, and we do not offer insurance plans. Patient Direct Care plans are monthly subscription membership for primary care services at a competitive price at our clinic.
CAN I BECOME A MEMBER IF I HAVE A PRE-EXISTING CONDITION?
Yes, you will be welcome. We will not deny membership for age or pre-existing conditions.
CAN I BECOME A MEMBER IF I DON’T HAVE INSURANCE?
Yes, Patient Direct Care is open to everyone, regardless of whether they have insurance or not.
I HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE. HOW DOES THAT WORK WITH MY PATIENT DIRECT CARE MEMBERSHIP?
A membership with Patient Direct Care plans work best with a high deductible insurance plan or with self insured companies, as well as individuals that have no other insurance. Your insurance plan may cover all the outside testing, referrals to specialists and hospitalizations that may be required outside of your membership with us.
WILL MY OFFICE VISIT RESULT IN A FEE?
This is also plan dependent, only one type of plan pays for an office visit, and that’s a plan that is for Telemedicine Only. All other plans include office visits.
DO I NEED TO INFORM A STAFF MEMBER WHEN I ARRIVE THAT I HAVE A PATIENT DIRECT CARE MEMBERSHIP?
Yes, knowing that your membership is through your employer will move things along quicker.
I NEED TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL. WILL MY MEMBERSHIP COVER HOSPITAL VISITS AND/OR EMERGENCY ROOM VISITS?
No, your Patient Direct Care membership does not cover these visits. Our purpose is to keep you healthy by providing easy and inexpensive access to a doctor or nurse as needed. Emergency room visits should be for catastrophic, or unplanned issues than can not be resolved at the Primary Care level.
IS MY MEMBERSHIP TAX DEDUCTIBLE?
Unfortunately, no. But considering the movement in congress to alter the current healthcare system, this may change in the near future.
DO YOU PERFORM SPORTS PHYSICALS?
Yes! We are happy to offer sports physicals and fill out appropriate forms as needed.
I’M AN EMPLOYER. HOW DO I ENROLL EMPLOYEE’S MID-END MONTH TO ENSURE THEY ARE ACTIVE?
For Employers, Please contact us at 360-999-5138 to discuss employee enrolment.