What is Concierge Medicine?
Concierge Medicine is a form of membership in which doctors provide medical care to Patients generally providing 24/7 access, a cell phone number to connect directly with their physician, same-day appointments, visits that last as long as it takes to address their needs and varying other amenities. In exchange for enhanced access and personalized care the physician charges a yearly fee that breaks down to a daily gourmet coffee-drink.
How does my insurance work with this type of practice?
Most PPO, POS and HMO health insurance plans are compatible with your membership in a concierge medical practice. Your annual fee is for a wellness program that is generally not covered by insurance. You will still need health insurance to cover all other healthcare visits unrelated to this program, including office visits, hospital stays and visits to specialists.
Do I have to pay the fee all at once?
No. The fee may be paid annually and semi-annually. You may pay using cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover.