Our practice works a little differently than you may be used to. We are what is called a “Direct Medical Practice”. What that means is we work directly with our patients for payment instead of working with insurance companies. You pay a membership fee of $98 for an individual, with discounts for couples, families, and annual payments. This fee is paid each month regardless of how often you come to the office. You pay no more on a month you come in multiple times and no less on a month you don’t come in at all. We require three months to be paid in advance, but then you will not pay us again until month four, of course. From month four forward we take your payments directly out of your bank account or debit/credit card, you don’t even have to think about paying the bill.
You’ll want to check with your particular plan to be sure we are on the list of providers, of course, but most insurance companies are compatible with our physicians. (The exception being HMOs – i.e. if you need to choose on Primary Care Provider and their name is on your insurance card or you have Group Health). Most insurance plans will cover prescriptions our physicians write, pay for labs and tests they order, and honor referrals they make. Basically everything that happens outside of our four walls will work just the way you are used to. It’s just the monthly membership fee that works differently. As of right now, no insurance companies will reimburse that cost, so it is an out-of-pocket expense.
The first step in becoming a patient is to come in for a complimentary “Meet ‘N’ Greet” appointment. This 30 minute non-medical appointment is free of charge, no strings attached. You’ll see where we are located, meet the staff, and then sit down with the doctor to chat. This is your chance to ask questions about the practice and how we work; to decide if this is the right place for you. We want you to be able to make an educated decision. If you would like to become a patient, we would then give you paperwork to fill out and schedule your first medical appointment. Your first medical appointment will be 60 minutes long and will typically be scheduled within a week of your meet ‘n’ greet.
How To Join
Because Vantage Physicians is a Direct Medical Practice / Concierge Practice, we feel it is important to know you personally, you and your family are invited to make an appointment for a free, no-obligation visit to our office to meet with a doctor. Just call 360-438-1161 and ask for information about joining our concierge medical service for your primary family medical care. You can also click the button below to fill out our online request form.