Direct Primary Care (DPC) / Membership Medicine:

  • Direct Primary Care Includes:
    • Low Cost Fixed Monthly Cost (no copays)
    • Excellent Provider/Patient Relationships
    • General Health Care
    • Prevention & Wellness

    • Work/School/Travel Exams

    • Home Visits

    • Minor Ambulatory Procedures

    • Phone or Video Visits

    • Call or Text your provider anytime personally (it's like having a provider in your family!)

Sign up for Direct Primary Care now through February 28, 2021 and the registration fee is waived.  There is no better time than now and we would love to take excellent care of you!

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Direct Primary Care (DPC) is also known as Membership Medicine. Just like a gym membership, you pay a monthly service fee that optimizes your access to your personal health care provider, who is motivated to take excellent care of you. DPC or Membership Medicine charges the member a flat rate monthly and you can discontinue at any time (with notice provided) without penalty. It allows your provider to run a smaller, more exclusive practice with caring for about one third the size of a normal practice. With fewer total patients, a provider can provide more detailed care which should result in healthier, happier patients.  Benefits include more comprehensive care, better access to your personal provider beyond office visits, improved fitness and lifestyle tracking, decreased monthly health costs (when paired with a low-premium high deductible health plan), and better long distance care while working and traveling (including phone, video and mobile visits when appropriate). Membership Medicine and DPC is becoming a huge trend across the country.  You have access to your personal provider at your fingertips at all times.

Benefits of Direct Primary Care:

  • Unlimited Visits with no additional fees

  • Longer Appointment Times

  • Personal Access to your Provider:  Text Messaging with Medical Staff

  • Phone and Video Appointments

  • Major Discounts For Common Medical Labs and Tests

  • Better Long-Distance Care While Working And Traveling

  • Mobile visits

       Washington State Is Fully On Board

The state of Washington is on board and supportive of direct primary care. Permanent law RCW 48.150 “Direct Patient-Provider Primary Health Care” can be accessed at http://tinyurl.com/kt627jy. It is well written and full of appropriate patient protections. This law emphasizes that DPC practices do not bill insurance for primary care services and that patients may discontinue their membership at any time.

Disclaimer:

Direct Primary Care (DPC) and Membership Medicine is not insurance. The agreement with your direct primary care provider does not provide comprehensive health insurance coverage. It provides only the health care service specifically described in the contract. We highly encourage patients to obtain and maintain insurance for services not provided by the direct practice. We will not bill a carrier for services provided by the direct contract and will not bill a carrier for services covered under the direct agreement.

Our Direct Primary Care Services are NOT available to Medicare Patients (medicare regulation does not yet permit Medicare patients to participate in Direct Primary Care).

What is Included in Direct Primary Care:  Direct Primary Care includes all of  your routine primary care appointments at no additional cost other than your monthly membership fee. Please see our patient agreement for further information on services that are covered with your membership fee.