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Dr. Sonia Bisaccia, MD

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Clover Direct Primary Care

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Direct Primary Care (DPC)?

Direct Primary Care (DPC) is a healthcare model that involves a direct relationship between patients and their family doctor, eliminating the insurance middleman. It typically operates on a membership or subscription basis, where patients pay a monthly or annual fee for comprehensive primary care services.

How does DPC differ from traditional primary care?

DPC differs from traditional primary care in several ways. It eliminates the involvement of insurance companies as intermediaries, provides enhanced access and longer appointment times, and focuses on a more personalized and comprehensive approach to primary care.

What services are typically included in a DPC membership?

DPC memberships often cover a wide range of primary care services, including preventive care, routine check-ups, basic lab tests, chronic disease management, urgent care, and sometimes even certain procedures. The specific services covered can vary between DPC practices.

How much does DPC typically cost?

The cost of DPC varies depending on the location, specific practice, and the level of services provided. The average monthly membership fee for DPC ranges from $50 to $200 per individual, but it can be higher or lower depending on various factors.

Do I still need health insurance if I have DPC?

DPC is not health insurance and does not typically cover specialist visits, hospitalizations, or other services outside of primary care. While DPC can be used as a stand-alone primary care solution, many DPC patients complement it with a high-deductible health insurance plan or catastrophic coverage to cover services beyond primary care. Some people use their HSA to pay for their membership.

Can I use my health insurance for services outside of DPC?

Yes, health insurance can be used for services outside of DPC, such as pharmacies, specialist visits, hospitalizations, surgeries, or other medical procedures not covered by the DPC membership fee.

Are there any limitations on the number of visits I can have with my DPC physician?

Clover DPC offers unlimited visits to patients as part of the membership fee. This allows for more frequent and accessible primary care visits without the constraints of per-visit fees or limitations.

What are the benefits of DPC compared to traditional primary care?

DPC offers benefits such as enhanced access to care, longer appointment times, personalized attention, comprehensive primary care services, improved doctor-patient relationships, reduced administrative burdens, and potentially more affordable healthcare costs.

Can I switch from traditional primary care to DPC if I already have a primary care doctor?

Yes, it is possible to switch from traditional primary care to DPC even if you already have a primary care doctor. However, it’s important to consider factors such as any contractual obligations or insurance implications before making the switch. Discussing your options with both your current primary care doctor and prospective DPC physician is advisable.

Can I afford a DPC membership?

Most people find that a DPC membership ends up saving them money while providing improved care. The ability to access your physician more quickly saves on urgent care or ER visits and cheaper pricing for labs and imaging can reduce medical bills.

 

Don’t wait any longer to get the healthcare you deserve. Sign up for Clover DPC today!

Sonia Bisaccia, MD

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