Direct Primary Care (DPC) Keeps Families Healthy at Minimal Cost

The misconception among many is that one can’t have access to quality primary care unless he has insurance. However, in the age of direct primary care, that no longer has to be the case.

DPC Keeps Families Healthy at Minimal Cost

You’ve been given the opportunity to enroll in a Healthcare2U direct primary care (or DPC) membership. This exciting healthcare membership was designed with you and your family in mind. DPC prioritizes affordable and convenient access to primary medical care – because staying healthy and saving money don’t have to be mutually exclusive. In this short video, you’ll learn how direct primary care can help you and your loved ones stay healthy, affordably.

Primary Care is the Foundation for Health

Most people don’t know the complexities of their own health and wellness. Often people ignore warning signs in their bodies until something drastic happens, at which point they rush to the emergency room or urgent care. The problem with treating the E.R. like primary care is skyrocketing costs—even if you have health insurance. Without health insurance, medical bills can quickly overwhelm anyone.

Having a primary care physician helps you get effective care by helping you take a proactive approach to your health. For that reason, direct primary care has come to the forefront because it provides affordable access to disease prevention, chronic disease management, and 21st-century convenience for a generation that never slows down.

Do You Know Your Vital Stats?

Primary care physicians screen for many things: including obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes. They also review immunization records and help keep patients and their families up to date with shots and other preventative measures.

Studies show people who utilize primary care have better health outcomes, including lower rates of all causes of mortality. Researchers found a noticeably lower mortality rate from heart disease, cancer, stroke, infant mortality, low birth weight, and poor self-reported health in areas where people sought attention from primary care physicians.

Building an ongoing relationship with a primary care physician and their team empowers you to take control of your health. Think of it as having a support system that provides a wealth of knowledge you couldn’t acquire on your own. It eases fears or unfamiliarity that might prevent some from getting the lifesaving care they need.

Having someone as an advocate, to tell you when something with your health is not quite right, or to advise you to seek a specialist can prevent illnesses from developing or worsening. In the event of being referred to a specialist, this knowledge and familiarity help personalize your care and save time that may have previously been spent explaining medical history.

Managing Chronic Diseases Affordably 

A primary care provider is responsible for screening all major health-related conditions. If you already have a chronic condition, your primary care doctor helps manage it and improve your quality of life. Unfortunately, some health plans don’t accept people with preexisting conditions, but Healthcare2U’s DPC plans do.

People with preexisting conditions are the ones who need care the most; and direct primary care makes it easy to afford quality healthcare to keep diseases from escalating. This is just one of many reasons DPC memberships have become so vital.

DPC memberships accept people with preexisting conditions within manageable ranges and make controlling those diseases much more affordable. With Healthcare2U’s DPC plan, we detect, treat, and manage diseases before they become serious. Our members receive unlimited treatment and management of 13 chronic disease states for a $10 visit fee. With this membership, people who desperately need care can finally get it.

DPC Provides the Convenience You Want

Even before social distancing due to coronavirus, Millennials were leading the charge toward technology-driven healthcare. The ability to see a doctor without missing work or school is a game-changer.

As part of a direct primary care membership, telemedicine or virtual care is available to members 24/7/365 at no out-of-pocket cost. Imagine receiving care or requesting a prescription from your home or office, whenever you need to. The convenience and affordability this aspect of DPC provides is greatly appreciated by people who are busy but still value quality healthcare.

DPC Makes Healthcare Affordable

The misconception among many is that one can’t have access to quality primary care unless he has insurance. However, in the age of direct primary care, that no longer has to be the case.

A monthly DPC membership provides affordable and convenient access to excellent primary medical care, wellness, and chronic disease management for a low monthly fee. DPC has become extremely important in recent years for those who don’t have health insurance and even those who do. High deductible health plans require patients to pay high copays and deductibles for care, which puts routine healthcare out of reach for some.

Happy Women’s Equality Day 2020

In honor of Women’s Equality Day, we celebrate all the brilliant and unbreakable women making positive contributions to the world.

Women’s Equality Day is celebrated in the United States on August 26th. It commemorates the 1920 adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits state and federal governments from denying the right to vote to anyone on the basis of sex. However, the fight for women’s suffrage was only the first step toward full and equal participation of women in our nation.

We’ve made other strides by attacking discrimination through our laws and by paving new avenues to equal economic opportunity for women. Today, in virtually every corner of our society, women are making important contributions to the quality of American life. And yet, much still remains to be done for women’s equality. According to the Census Bureau, women still earned 81 cents for every dollar earned by males as of 2018. Like many other disadvantaged groups, women have been expected to do more with less for decades.

So today, in honor of Women’s Equality Day, we’d simply like to say to all the strong, brave, selfless, brilliant, unstoppable, beautiful, compassionate women holding families, corporations, non-profits, schools, and governments together: We see you. Happy Women’s Equality Day!

Tips to Reopen Businesses Safely During the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

Weeks after lifting stay-at-home orders, some states are seeing record numbers of hospitalizations from #Covid19 as thousands more Americans get infected each day. Here are some essential factors to consider as businesses seek to reopen.

According to a new study by the Kaiser Family Foundation, almost 25 percent of adult workers are vulnerable to severe illness from COVID-19. Most people, including at-risk workers, can’t afford to miss work for long periods of time. Some people at risk have continued to go to work outside their homes due to the nature of their jobs, many as essential workers. Others may have been able to work remotely, but this option isn’t available to all workers. Many have lost their jobs or may be at risk of losing them. How can we reopen businesses safely?

As more workplaces reopen there will be increasing pressures for all workers, including those at higher risk, to return to jobs or seek new jobs outside of their homes. This will raise issues both for employees concerned about their safety and for employers concerned about how to keep these workers safe. As you consider reopening your business, here are some best practices recommended by the CDC to reopen businesses safely:

  • Practice social distancing by staying at least 6 feet away from others when working in a shared space
  • Wash hands frequently or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol when soap and water are not available
  • Wear cloth face coverings
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Stay home when sick
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

Stay safe and healthy!