What is Direct Primary Care?
Direct Primary Care (DPC) includes physicians charging a monthly membership fee that covers most of what the average patient needs. This includes visits and drugs at lower prices, instead of accepting insurance for routine visits. As a result, DPC can provide substantial savings to patients. Consider the following:
- Cost of visit—Free with monthly membership
- Copay cost—No copays
- Length of visit—Typically 30-60 minutes (traditional doctor’s office visits are less than 20 minutes)
Overall, we have seen Direct Primary Care save employers money, provide better healthcare to their plan members, contribute to increased productivity in the workplace, and bring a more personalized experience.