What does the membership fee cover?
The fee covers excellent primary care through unlimited office visits, annual wellness exams, well-child exams, sports physicals, school physicals, basic office procedures, treatment of acute illness or minor injuries and 24/7/365 access to your doctor, all with no wait times in the office.
Our patients will also have access to discounted labs, imaging tests and special procedures not included in the membership fees.
Is there a sign up fee to join?
No, we do not require a sign-up fee for a household, family or individual.
Do you see people of all ages?
Simple Primary Care Solutions currently provides care for patients 3 and up.
What if I decide to cancel?
We expect to have an open, honest, respectful relationship with you. We do not have a minimum commitment. We ask that you give us a 30 day notice if you wish to cancel. We understand that things happen. If you choose to rejoin, you may be charged a re-initiation fee.
What is direct primary care?
Under the Direct Primary Care (DPC) model, the patient (you) receives comprehensive primary health care directly from their DPC physician. The patient pays for this care through a monthly fee, paid directly to Simple Primary Care Solutions.
Because DPC practices do not participate in any insurance or plans, the providers are able to avoid the ever-increasing and costly documentation demands and administrative intrusions that come with accepting insurance. DPC practices also avoid the onerous patient data collection responsibilities which many plans impose. These require staff, time, and money, often amounting to substantial intrusions on patient privacy.
Because DPC physicians avoid these obligations to insurance companies, they are free to spend that time listening to and treating patients. And because DPC physicians eliminate the significant overhead costs of participating in insurance, they can pass the savings on to you, the patient – and give compassionate, attentive and timely care at an affordable cost.
What are your prices?
- Ages 0-18 are $29/month
- Ages 19-29 are $49/month
- Ages 30+ are $79/month
What medical conditions do you care for?
We treat a wide array of acute and chronic health problems in pediatric, adult and geriatric patients.
What if I'm hospitalized?
Your physician at Simple Primary Care Solutions will work with your doctors if you should need to be admitted. We will work closely with them to make sure you get back to health as quickly as possible.
Are my medical records ever shared with insurance carriers or government agencies?
No. Patient privacy is a natural benefit of this medical model. We will never provide any third party with a copy of your records, unless you specifically ask us to do so or if Simple Primary Care Solutions is subject to subpoena or search warrant.
What if I need medical attention while I'm away from home?
In the age of telemedicine, many conditions can be diagnosed and treated via a simple conversation by phone or webcam. If appropriate, we will locate the nearest pharmacy and order medication most suited for your circumstance. Alternatively, we can mail medications to you. If you need to go to the hospital or seek other medical attention while away from home, we can advise you on that as well.
May I contact Simple Primary Care Solutions after hours? How?
Absolutely, yes! It's how we do custom healthcare. After normal office hours our members can still call and text their physician.
When do I pay my fees for non-covered labs, imaging, and procedures?
Charges will be added and applied to your preferred method of payment. Transparency is our mission so we will always let you know what you're being charged for.
Do I still need insurance?
Simple Primary Care Solutions does not replace insurance, and ideally we encourage our patients to carry a high deductible or major medical plan or a plan with a health savings account, thereby ensuring financial help should hospitalization or referral to a specialist be necessary. You should consult with your insurance provider to help you find a plan that works best with our medical model and that will meet your specific needs. Alternatively, we specialize in patients that are part of health sharing plans (ie Liberty Healthshare, Medi-share, etc).
What if I want to continue my current insurance? Can I use it?
Not for our services, but we will work with your insurance to submit any labs, x-rays and medications that we prescribe to your insurance. If your plan requires you to use a particular facility, just let us know.
How can I save on insurance costs by being a patient of Simple Primary Care Solutions?
Many times patients purchase expensive "Cadillac" plans that require little or no co-pay and that cover all lab costs and prescription costs. However, with Simple Primary Care Solutions your monthly fee covers all office visits and there are no copays. Plus, our patients have access to wholesale medications and labs sometimes at a 90% discount! Our patients may find it worthwhile to change from a "Cadillac" health insurance plan to a basic health insurance plan to save money.
Are your monthly fees eligible for HSA or FSA reimbursement?
Many patients find that their DPC fees are reimbursable through their HSA or FSA. Consult your tax advisor for guidance on your particular circumstances.