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What Is Direct Primary Care?

Have you ever been surprised by a large health care bill? Had to wait over an hour for a doctor, only to spend fifteen minutes with them? Tried to schedule an appointment and been told you need to wait weeks for your doctor to be available? If you’re frustrated with the care you’re receiving from your primary care doctor, it might be time for you to switch to direct primary care.

Direct primary care (DPC) is an innovative alternative to traditional high-cost, insurance-based health care. Instead of fee-for-service payments or third party billing, those who take part in direct primary care have access to a doctor of their choice and physicians are held accountable by their patients, not insurance companies.

Learn more about direct primary care, and if you’re interested in direct primary care in Holland or Grand Rapids, contact Vitalis-Health today. Along with direct primary care services, we also offer IV therapy, stem cell therapy, and joint injections for arthritis and other ailments.

Why choose direct primary care Holland?

The primary benefit of choosing DPC is that you have a great degree of access to your doctor. DPC benefits both the patient and the physician by allowing the doctor to spend time with patients and care for the whole person, rather than seeing as many patients as possible within each day. The average time spent with your doctor is 30–60 minutes, rather than the 20 minutes spent with conventional care. You are able to form a relationship with your doctor and because of this, they are better able to serve you.

With direct primary care, you also have a simplified revenue structure, allowing many of our Vitalis-Health Holland patients to save money. The pricing for labs, procedures, and prescriptions are all listed, so that there are no billing surprises for services.

If you’d like to learn more about the direct primary care difference, visit our Direct Primary Care page.

Is direct primary care insurance?

Direct primary care is not health insurance. Instead, if you choose to use direct primary care, you don’t pay monthly premiums or other insurance costs. Instead, direct primary care is a financial arrangement made directly between you and your Vitalis-Health healthcare provider. Because it cuts the insurance provider out other processes, you can access your doctor for lower rates. You pay a single monthly fee and are able to go to your doctor whenever you need to, as often as you need.

The majority of most people’s health care needs can be serviced by a direct primary care provider. However, because a primary care doctor can’t meet all your needs, many patients also enroll in a high deductible health plan to cover any emergency health issues that may arise.

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How do I start direct primary care?

By contacting Vitalis-Health in Holland! We’d love to talk more with you about how our direct primary care team can help you. The current healthcare system isn’t working for many people, and direct primary care is one way of solving that problem. Access quality healthcare with a simple, affordable membership fee. Contact us today to get started.