Charlottesville Direct Primary Care Services and Benefits
We are a full-service, modern family medicine clinic providing care to patients of all ages. The only difference is that you pay a monthly fee rather than using insurance for each visit's payment.
A meaningful relationship with Dr. Neal or Dr. Downey who you can see frequently and get to know.
Cville DPC will have a smaller patient panel (compared with traditional clinics) allowing you more time with your physician, improving communication and coordination with the rest of your healthcare team.
We work directly for you (instead of the insurance company). You will have a doctor who has more time to listen, stay up-to-date on medical information and to research issues more thoroughly.
We know you really well, so no need to repeat things.
Convenience / Time Savings / Fewer resources required
We value your time. Little to no waiting.
One stop shop: in house blood draws and in-house medication dispensing. No need to go to the lab afterwards for blood draw or to go to the pharmacy for your medications.
We offer in house procedures: EKG, spirometry, simple suturing, mole/skin tag biopsies/removal, rapid strep test, rapid influenza test, fingerstick glucose check, INR checks, urinalysis, urine pregnancy test, wart treatment, breathing treatments, splinting, ear wax removal, pap smears, IUD removals, etc.
House calls when necessary for a low additional cost (within specific geographic location and approved by physician).
There is no payment or registration during visits which saves you time and energy. We just take care of you!
No co-pays or hidden fees.
It costs approximately $250 for ONE visit to see your doctor (or nurse practitioner) in a traditional fee for service practice. If you have good insurance, you still typically have some amount of co-pay for each visit. Come to us and pay just the one monthly fee and no co-pays.
DPC docs work with you to find the lowest cost options for your medications (often lower than your co-pay when using typical health insurance).
We have negotiated the best cash prices for lab work and also work with the lab companies to utilize your insurance if you prefer.
Assistance with accessing a growing community of local specialists who offer discounted, cash-pay rates.
Organization / Reliability
Fewer patients mean we can stay organized and fewer things fall through the cracks.
We recognize how important it is that we take ownership of your care. We will be the gate keepers to the rest of your health care team.
Easy access / Immediacy / Quicker Answers
Quick appointments- usually within a week. Urgent care more quickly (same day/next day). Message us and we respond. We have no staff. It is just us.
Direct access to your physician via phone, email, secure texting (software provided by us) or telemedicine.
Patient portal access to Electronic Health Records.
Book appointments online 24/7 (on hold currently during COVID19).
Your health information will not be shared with any third parties (including insurance companies) without your authorization.
Extended, relaxed visits (30-60 minute visits every visit).
Board-certified family physicians only.
We have more time to rest and feel good about the care we provide to our patients. We are not rushed or burned out. We love our clinic and our patients! If hospitalization is necessary, we coordinate your care with with the hospital team, and provide prompt after-hospital care, communication and follow-up.