What is Direct Primary Care?

Welcome to the world of personalized healthcare.

Direct Primary Care (DPC) is an innovative model for primary healthcare that emphasizes patient-centered care and service. Unlike traditional health care systems, DPC operates on a membership basis, offering patients direct access to their healthcare providers for a flat, predictable fee.

What is Direct Primary Care?

Welcome to the world of personalized healthcare.

Direct Primary Care (DPC) is an innovative model for primary healthcare that emphasizes patient-centered care and service. Unlike traditional health care systems, DPC operates on a membership basis, offering patients direct access to their healthcare providers for a flat, predictable fee.

How Direct Primary Care Works

DPC Is Individualized, Approachable, And Clear-Cut Medical Care Where Patients Are The Priority 

In the DPC model, patients pay a monthly or annual membership fee that covers most, if not all, of their primary care needs. This includes unrestricted access to their primary care physician, extended visits, and more personal care.

This model stands in contrast to the fee-for-service structure underlying traditional healthcare, where services are paid for individually, and physicians' incentives can be misaligned.

WHITE ROSE DPC

OTHER PRIMARY CARE

Same or Next-Day Visit?

YES

RARELY

On-Time Appointments?

YES

RARELY

Convenient Housecalls & Telehealth?

YES

NO

Discounted Labs, Meds, and Imaging?

YES

NO

More Time Spent With Your Provider?

YES

NO

Copays?

YES

USUALLY

Discounted Labs and Meds?

YES

NO

Insurance and Administrative Hassles?

YES

USUALLY

Focus on Preventative Care?

YES

RARELY

How Direct Primary Care Works

DPC Is Individualized, Approachable, And Clear-Cut Medical Care Where Patients Are The Priority 

In the DPC model, patients pay a monthly or annual membership fee that covers most, if not all, of their primary care needs. This includes unrestricted access to their primary care physician, extended visits, and more personal care.

This model stands in contrast to the fee-for-service structure underlying traditional healthcare, where services are paid for individually, and physicians' incentives can be misaligned.

Same or Next-Day Visit?
White Rose DPC: Yes
Other Primary Care: Rarely

On-Time Appointments?
White Rose DPC: Yes
Other Primary Care: Rarely

Convenient Housecalls & Telehealth?
White Rose DPC: Yes
Other Primary Care: No

Discounted Labs, Meds, and Imaging?
White Rose DPC: Yes
Other Primary Care: No

More Time Spent With Your Provider?
White Rose DPC: Yes
Other Primary Care: No

Copays?
White Rose DPC: Yes
Other Primary Care: Usually

Insurance and Administrative Hassles?
White Rose DPC: Yes
Other Primary Care: Usually

Focus on Preventative Care?
White Rose DPC: Yes
Other Primary Care: Rarely

Cost Considerations

The DPC membership fee structure is straightforward, avoiding the copays, deductibles, and unpredictable costs associated with insurance-based care. While DPC is not a replacement for health insurance entirely, it can be a cost-effective solution for primary care services, potentially saving money on overall healthcare expenses.

Benefits of  Direct Primary Care

PERSONALIZED ATTENTION & CARE

With fewer patients per doctor, DPC allows providers to spend more time with each patient. This means appointments are not rushed, and there's a stronger emphasis on building a doctor-patient relationship.

Better Access to Care

Patients can access care when they need it most. DPC offers same-day or next-day appointments, housecalls, telehealth, and direct communication via phone or email. 

Transparent Pricing

DPC eliminates the surprise of hidden fees typical in traditional healthcare settings. Patients know what their healthcare costs upfront, fostering a sense of financial peace of mind.

Prevention and Wellness Focus

Because of the closer relationship between patient and provider, there is a stronger focus on preventive care and wellness, which can lead to better long-term health outcomes.

Chronic Disease Management

Patients with chronic conditions benefit from the ongoing and in-depth care provided in the DPC model, potentially reducing hospitalizations and specialist visits.

Benefits of  Direct Primary Care

PERSONALIZED ATTENTION & CARE

With fewer patients per doctor, DPC allows providers to spend more time with each patient. This means appointments are not rushed, and there's a stronger emphasis on building a doctor-patient relationship.

Better Access to Care

Patients can access care when they need it most. DPC offers same-day or next-day appointments, housecalls, telehealth, and direct communication via phone or email. 

Transparent Pricing

DPC eliminates the surprise of hidden fees typical in traditional healthcare settings. Patients know what their healthcare costs upfront, fostering a sense of financial peace of mind.

Prevention and Wellness Focus

Because of the closer relationship between patient and provider, there is a stronger focus on preventive care and wellness, which can lead to better long-term health outcomes.

Chronic Disease Management

Patients with chronic conditions benefit from the ongoing and in-depth care provided in the DPC model, potentially reducing hospitalizations and specialist visits.

Become a Member

Direct Primary Care is transforming the patient experience by offering an affordable, personal, and accessible healthcare solution. If you're ready for a change in how you receive primary care, contact us with any questions or click the button below to become a member.