Strada Healthcare Announces Launch of Direct Primary Care Pilot Program
On July 1, the first State of Nebraska employees who elected to enroll in a membership direct primary care (DPC) practice through Strada Healthcare (StradaHealthcare.com) began using the services for their primary healthcare. The state offered this new option for employees who live or work in or near communities with DPC providers, including the Omaha area.
DPC is a new and rapidly-growing model for delivering primary healthcare. Members pay a low monthly membership fee, which gives them access to their provider through traditional office visits plus phone calls, text messages, email, and virtual visits. DPC providers have fewer patients, which means better availability, more in-depth visits, and a focus on preventive care. Among the covered services for Strada members are an annual physical, follow-up appointments, annual lab work, acute visits, chronic disease management, treatment of sprains, simple laceration repair, women’s health, and basic mental health, and more. No co-pays are assessed, and members can avoid many of the high out-of-pocket costs that would otherwise be billed through insurance companies.
Strada Healthcare is pioneering an innovative approach to healthcare that removes insurance from the primary care setting. Instead of hassling with insurance, Strada patients receive unlimited access to their primary care provider for a flat monthly fee and are able to visit the clinic as often as needed. For more information, visit StradaHealthcare.com.