The fee covers excellent primary care through unlimited office visits, annual wellness exams, well-child exams, sports physicals, school and camp physicals, basic office procedures, treatment of acute illness or minor injuries, and 24/7/365 access to your provider, same- or next-day appointments with no wait times in the office, and coordination with specialty providers as appropriate.
When patients are hospitalized, they are treated by physicians who work for the hospital, called “Hospitalists”. Your provider will communicate with your Hospitalist during your stay and then continue your care once you are discharged.
Most issues can be handled by phone or telemedicine; however, if you need to be seen while you are away from home, we can assist with finding a provider for you, and can order prescriptions from a pharmacy in your locality if a medicine is required.
You will be told the amount of any charge in advance of any procedure so that we each have a clear understanding of any costs. Once we’ve agreed to proceed, we will charge the costs to your method of payment that you have on file with us for your monthly fee.
We don’t require patients to have medical insurance in order to subscribe to our practice; however, we recommend that patients have some form of medical insurance in the event of a hospitalization or major health condition which would require specialist care outside of our practice. There are many options for high-deductible insurance plans and your insurance agent can assist you in getting the coverage recommended, or patients could take advantage of the healthcare exchange available under the Affordable Care Act.
No. We do not accept insurance for our services; however, we are happy to assist with filing claims for medical testing and prescriptions. Please be sure to let us know if your insurance requires you to use specific facilities or pharmacies.
Yes, you can; however, we do not participate with Medicare and Medicaid. Meaning, neither Medicare nor Medicaid will cover the cost of your monthly subscription fee. The medical costs for testing, prescriptions, specialists, etc., will continue to be covered under Medicare as they were before you joined Bedford Direct Primary Care.