Direct Primary Care FAQ
Direct Primary Care Frequently Asked Questions
Why charge membership fees?
The membership fee allows us to provide additional services without charging for every little thing we do.
More importantly, it provides members with low prices for visits and other services provided at or near cost.
What is the purpose of the registration fee?
We need to appropriately identify, inform and consent each member regarding their Direct Primary Care benefits.
This consumes time. Additionally it serves as a deterrent to “gaming” the system by joining and then immediately
after services are provided requesting cancellation and reimbursement of fees. In order to reinstate a membership
once a refund has taken place a patient would need to repay the registration fee.
Do I need to be a member to be seen in the clinic?
No. The clinic continues to maintain a self pay schedule and continues to bill for insurance at this time.
Isn’t it cheaper for me to just pay for each visit rather than for a monthly membership I might not use?
Maybe, as long as you are completely healthy, never have an injury, never have wellness visits and never have any
questions about your health. Remember that the monthly membership fee is less than the cost of a single selfpay visit.
What if I decide to cancel my membership?
Members may cancel at any time. Cancellations will take effect on the first day of the following month after the request is made.
How is this different from Concierge Medicine?
Concierge medicine tends to have higher fees and cater to a wealthier population. Their services tend toward a
significantly higher portion of the physician’s time. Direct Primary Care is an attempt to make the concept of Concierge
Medicine more available to the average patient. Fees are lower and more affordable.
What about preexisting conditions?
Kaysville Clinic does not discriminate members on the basis of preexisting conditions. All patients are treated equally in that respect.
Are there any hidden fees?
No. Our prices are simple, upfront and available online. We negotiate discounted fees with outside labs for your benefit.
What about lab work and other testing?
We have negotiated discounts with other labs and imaging centers and pass those along to you.
When and how do I pay my fees?
Membership fees are automatically deducted monthly from your checking account, saving account, or debit card.
Patients are able to pay cash as well through arrangements with our billing office. We expect visit fees to be paid at the time of service.
What if the government creates universal health insurance
Government provided universal health insurance will never come close to offering the same benefits.
Additionally, Direct Primary Care Medical Homes are included in the new Patient Protection and Affordability
Act (Obamacare). When combined with wraparound majormedical insurance plans, Direct Primary Care will
actually compete with higher priced traditional insurance plans. This will offer consumers an affordable, competitive option.