It seems costs for medical needs increase daily. Americans spend more money on healthcare than any other country in the world, and yet, we are still struggling.
As a Direct Primary Care provider, I’ve seen firsthand the struggle patients go through to get the care they need. Insurance companies are often unaware of the benefits of alternative therapies, and thus unlikely to participate in them. Even when those therapies cost less and are more effective than conventional ones. Coverage varies from company to company and plan to plan, resulting in a confusing, tangled network of care. And should your personal convictions not mesh well with standard Western Medicine, you’ll often find yourself out of luck and frustrated by the lack of options and support.
This is why I don’t work with insurance companies. And this is why I offer memberships for care through my clinic, Thrive Direct Health Care.
But what about the times when you need care outside of what a DPC Membership offers? A surgery, coverage for the birth of a child, physical therapy, or a hospitalization for illness?
This is where a health share can fill the gap, and I am proud to partner with Zion Health to offer reduced membership rates through Thrive Direct Healthcare.
Zion Health is NOT insurance. It is a non-profit, membership based method for sharing medical costs. Memberships start at just $189/month for individuals, and $159/month when subscribed in conjunction with your DPC Membership.
Memberships for families, no matter the size, start at $641/month, and $427/month when subscribed to in conjunction with your DPC Membership.
Benefits of Zion Health Include:
When insurance coverage has become unrealistic for so many individuals and families, alternatives like Zion Health offer a practical, affordable solution.
For more information, CONTACT US, or visit Zion Health.
Now offering instant testing done by finger poke to help you determine if you have had CoronaVirus in the past (IgG) or if you currently have it (IgM).
Available only through testing by a medical professional, we can have a result in 5-10 minutes.
Start with a telephone screening and get scheduled:
If testing prior exposure in past - in office visit
If testing current infection - drive up testing
*Further testing may be warranted if results are positive for current infection.
More INFO on testing and how to schedule.
Pricing only $40-80
$40 for Members and Medicare Part B (not Medicare Advantage)
$80 for all other patients including Medicare Advantage
Thrive Direct has always offered affordable Telemedicine visits through phone or video conferencing. Now more than ever we are utilizing these services to better serve the needs of our community and beyond. Telemedicine forms are now faster to fill out and available on the forms page. Then call 360.630.5141 to set up a video or phone call Evisit. Prices start at $40.
We have also just added a Telemedicine only membership to the list of membership options that are growing as we grow in services. Other recent memberships added are the Nutrition Club and Hormone Memberships that can either be stand alone or added on to existing membership plans.
Telemedicine Membership List of Services
Telemedicine Only Membership is great for those with frequent needs for refills, problem solving and will allow you access to the provider via text/email/video same as normal membership. Registration is $75 and includes an initial face-to-face or video intake assessment and in-home blood pressure monitoring device. All other in-person appointments and procedures are 30% off normal prices. This membership does not include annual labs but you do gain access to membership discounts on these as well as in office testing and medication dispensing. This membership can provide for the majority of services. A specific Telemedicine services guide will be created shortly for this special plan.
Looking for high quality, organic, provider approved Hemp CBD products? I found a high quality product that you (or your pets) may benefit from ... Available at the La Conner Clinic starting in July.
Legal to fly and drive across all States.
Offer membership as a benefit if you own a small business
Small business have a difficult time being able to afford a group plan through insurance or many are self insured. Being able to provide medical access to employees is a great benefit to offer. With signing up your small business you can offer your employees an affordable option for basic primary care needs. Employee members get the same benefits as my usual members do with increased access to affordable health care. With having increased access via text message and phone--and being open on Sundays, employees should be able to miss less work when ill or not take off of work to get an appointment.
Contact me now and find out what membership entails. Fees can be structured however you want: business pays fees, employee pays fees, you can also include family as a benefit.
$100 gift card for any referral of a small business sign up. You can even refer your own business!
NOT an insurance plan. Membership fees are considered a post tax benefit unless you are self insured.
Happy Valentines Day....
Many of us would like to feel like we have hormones raging through us on a daily basis, especially today....but in reality many of us struggle with intimacy, performance and stamina. Others may experience fatigue, brain fog, insomnia, weight gain, anxiety, or depression. Maybe many of you already have difficulty with weight loss, heart disease, elevated cholesterol, diabetes or have family members with Alzheimer's, a history of stroke, cancer or many of the above.
What are hormones? Hormones are a special messenger that sends messages to control most bodily functions. There are sex hormones, immune hormones, sleep hormones, stress hormones, growth hormones, cardiac associated hormones, digestive hormones, and Vitamin D (Yes, this is a hormone!). Hormones help to protect our body from inflammation and promote a healthy body and mind. They even protect us AGAINST certain diseases including cancer.
What is hormone imbalance? While it is a normal part of aging, hormone balance is affected by the food we eat, exercising and the amount of stress we all have. Women start to have imbalance issues in their 20s and men in their 30s. I used to blame my brain fog and fatigue on being a mom and a night shift worker. I'll be finding out soon if instead I have a hormone imbalance....my best guess--while I am a female, my testosterone level might be below optimal.
What are bio-identical hormones? When hormone imbalance causes so many issues why not boost our hormones in a natural way with bio-identical replacement. Bio-identical hormones are plant-based hormones that are biologically identical to the hormones found within the human body and not the synthetic hormones that confuse the body leading to more side effects--some very serious.
50% off Family Registration Fee
....for any family of two or more who register in the month of June!! Ask for more details.
Month of July up until August 21st.: Sports physicals will be offered at $25 EACH instead of the typical $40.
Now that I am a month in I wanted to give shout outs to those that helped me get my clinic up and running and to those who have donated such wonderful art to display on my walls. I now have 11 members and the number continues to grow. So THANK YOU to those who have given a personal recommendation.
First I want to thank my husband Kevin for being my "construction manager" I could not have made this happen without all his hard work and expertise as a tile setter. Quoin Installation of Tile and Stone is his new business although he has been in the tile industry for over a decade. His attention to detail and skill level would leave any homeowner or business owner pleased with installation of tile or stone--and I'm not just biased. www.quointile.com (pronounced like 'coin')
Levin & Michelle Clark helped me with my main sign out front. Made from a sheet of metal this provides a nice rustic look and was so easy to install. I'm really happy they are from La Conner so I could support a local family. I highly recommend them and the metal signs meet the towns requirements for signage.
Image360 in Burlington did my window signs, street sign and Aframe. They are masterful in what services they provide and were able to help me with the logo I wanted and couldn't get access to from VistaPrint. I'll definitely be using their services again in the future when needed. https://www.image360.com/burlingtonwa
Finally I would like to thank the local artists that have donated art that is available for purchase through them (I will upload photos soon). I'd like to thank Eve McCauley Chomiak for her wonderful canvas' and print art. I'd also like to thank a new local, Sarah Walls who is a photographer and puts her beautiful photography on canvas.
--I still have some room left on my walls for any other local artists who would like to display. My hope is that I can have rotating wall art from local artists.
We’ve has an exciting first month with 8 official members joining the practice. There are several more individuals and families interested so this is an exciting time. We’ve also prevented several urgent care visits and saved these patients hundreds of dollars.
I am am so thankful for the community support and interest in going beyond the standard. Direct pay and direct relationship with your provider is the future of medicine...or rather bringing it back.
Our next step is to begin ordering wholesale medications where I bring the savings directly to the patient with no intent on making a profit. This will add valued savings to what you might be currently paying out of pocket for your medications. ....stay tuned!!!