What is Direct Primary Care (DPC)?
Direct Primary Care (DPC) is an innovative alternative payment model improving access to high functioning healthcare with a simple, flat, and affordable membership fee. No fee-for-service payments. No third party billing. The defining element of DPC is an enduring and trusting relationship between a patient and his or her primary care provider. For as little as $79 per month, patients have extraordinary access to Dr. Valenzuela.
Today, over 950 DPC practices in 48 states provide peerless access to great primary care to over 250,000 American patients. The DPC model is offered directly to individual patients and families, through employers, who often self-insure for their employee health benefits, through union plans, and working in conjunction with Medicare Advantage (MA). We believe that everyone, regardless of their of their age and income, should have access to high functioning, affordable, comprehensive, accessible, and personal primary care. We think a pivotal part of the effort to promote choice and competition is to place a greater emphasis on primary care and preventive services by putting patients back in control of their care with assistance of a trusted personal primary care physician who knows the patient, and therefore can be that patient’s guide through the often complicated and expensive healthcare system.