Primary Care Membership
Experience a New Kind of Medicine
Patients join by paying a flat monthly fee that covers nearly all of the primary care we can do in the office. We do not bill insurance, including Medicare. This keeps our costs low. We pass the savings on to our patients. The membership fee is age-based, paid monthly, quarterly or yearly. The membership automatically renews monthly.
The membership fees at New Freedom Family Medicine are age-based as follows:
- Birth-18 years: $10/per month with a parent membership; $15/per month without a parent
- 19-45 years: $50/month, $540/year when paid in full up front (**NEW** Full-time students with an ID or letter enjoy 1/2 off membership while in school)
- 46-99 years: $75/month, $810/year when paid in full up front
- 100 years and up: $1.00/month
- Home Visit only plan: $100/month- this is a great plan for loved ones who cannot get to the office
- There is a $150 registration fee, per family, for new members
- Maximum charge for family $150/month; great value for larger families
- DOT Medical Exams for CDL drivers: $50 for members and $100 for non-members
Ask about family plans and corporate/small business plans. There is a 10% discount for the whole year paid upfront. Monthly memberships auto-renew and may be paid by credit/debit card, auto-draft or we can send an invoice for you to mail payments. You may give this information securely when you sign up or come in and we can help with it at your visit.
Most of everything we can do in the office is included-EKGs, sutures, joint injections (except medication), urinalysis tests, to name a few. Examples of things that may cost extra include: send out labs, medication, pathology specimens, splints or ace wraps, some bandages, etc. When these costs are needed, you will know at the time of service or in advance. We work hard to find the lowest cost for our members.
I limit the number of patients who may join the practice to 600 or less. This ensures that I have time to take care of your individual needs. I want to know my patients so that I may give better care. Office visits are longer- 30 minutes to an hour is the norm. For patients who need home visits or visits to an assisted living/nursing home facility, these are arranged when appropriate. I am also available by phone, text, email or video after hours.
Coordination of Care
Many of our patients may need specialists or tests/procedures that we are not able to provide. We have the time to help arrange these referrals and search for the most cost-effective solution to your needs. This may help to reduce your out of pocket health care costs as well.
While we support our local pharmacies, we do have the opportunity to provide some wholesale medications to our members. This is another way we save members money—many times enough to offset the cost of the membership. Bring in your list and let us see if we can help.
DOT Medical Exams
We are a licensed “medical examiner” listed on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) National Registry and we can conduct the Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination. A DOT physical exam is valid for up to 24 months. If we find that the client is physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle (CMV), we will furnish one copy of the results to the person who was examined and complete a Medical Examiner’s Certificate. DOT Medical Exams for CDL drivers are $50 for members and $100 for non-members.
A personal relationship between your physician and your family can change your life. It can even save you money by reducing your monthly insurance premium to cover only catastrophic needs. Join us today!