Direct Primary Care (DPC) disrupts the current healthcare system by providing caring and affordable medical care without involving health insurance. With DPC, patients not only develop a trusting, long-term primary care relationship with their doctor, they are able to spend more time with them, communicate with them continuously and see them as often as necessary. This brings about measurable benefits in terms of improved health, peace of mind and cost savings.
How is this possible?
Direct Primary Care is an innovative alternative payment model that improves access to highly effective healthcare with a simple, flat, affordable membership fee. No fee-for-service payments. No third party billing. The defining feature of DPC is a trusting and enduring relationship between a patient and his or her primary care provider. Patients have extraordinary access to a physician of their choice, and physicians are accountable first and foremost their patients.
Comprehensive Patient Care
Because DPC patients have unrestricted access to their doctors, health outcomes are greatly improved. If you went to your doctor for bronchitis and your cough is not improving, text your doctor and they will quickly respond. Need routine blood work done? It’s included in your membership fee. The quality of your care increases because your doctor works for you.
Direct Primary Care physicians focus their attention, time and effort on directly caring for their patients and keeping them well, without oversight or direction from insurance companies, prescription formularies or any other third party. DPC allows family physicians to care for the whole person, not just the immediate illness, injury or medical situation presented in one visit.
DPC offers a variety of benefits to the patient and the provider alike. Learn more about Zion Urgent Care’s Direct Primary Care Program and take control of your health today.