There's exciting news in healthcare that most people have not yet discovered. Primary care, and the healthcare industry, are rapidly transforming to meet the needs of those who view the costs of medical plans as out of reach.
A new type of healthcare option has emerged called direct primary care.
What is direct primary care?
It's a new healthcare plan where patients are charged a fixed, low monthly amount to get primary care services.
Clinics that offer these membership plans can handle a range of services from strep throat to stitches for minor gashes. This new type of medical plan can help patients avoid emergency room bills and costly hospital visits. Moreover, the cost of this new style of medicine is within reach of people on tight budgets.
Urgent Care Travel (UCT) in Fontana provides such a healthcare membership plan. For only $60 per month, an individual can receive ongoing medical care. The membership only costs about the price of a cup of coffee a day. For a flat monthly membership fee, one can visit UCT's clinic an unlimited number of times. Its health plan provides care for chronic disease management, infections and minor work-related injury services.
Some primary care providers, such as Urgent Care Travel, also offer "telemedicine." Using telemedicine, a patient can visit with a doctor live over phone and video. It allows health care professionals to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients remotely using telecommunications technology.
While direct primary care is not insurance, it offers routine regular care for day-to-day medical needs. Many health care providers consider this new health care option as a form of preventive medicine. Getting regular primary care, rather than avoiding medical care entirely due to lack of insurance, could help prevent costlier complications like an asthma attack or a diabetic crisis.
To learn more about Urgent Care Travel's monthly membership plans for individuals, families and businesses, click here.