Direct Primary Care Membership Model

Sentinel Primary Membership Payment Model

Monthly Unlimited Membership – Starting at $59/mo

18-49 years old: $59/mo
50+ years old: $99/mo

  • Unlimited visits and care for on-going or chronic conditions.
  • Easy access to your doctor – in office/phone/text/email/video chat
  • No rush, comprehensive, conversational exams 
  • Same day acute care treatment for colds, seasonal flu symptoms, sore throat, nausea, bronchitis, and more
  • Comprehensive annual physical exam
  • Chronic care treatment for diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol, and more
  • In-office blood draws and highly discounted labs and x-rays
  • Continuity of care – coordinating your healthcare with any and all specialists you see

Sentinel Primary Basic Care – Only $25/mo

  • 3 acute care visits per year. Additional visits discounted to $59 per visit.
  • Easy access to your doctor – in office/phone/text/email/video chat
  • Same day comprehensive appointments with extended visits – never rushed!
  • Acute care treatment for seasonal allergies, sore throat, nausea, bronchitis, viruses, flu, minor injuries, rashes, moles, etc. 
  • Discounted in-office blood draws, labs, prescriptions with Good Rx and other extended services 
  • Physical not included
  • Affordable, personalized medical care for adults 18+ for $25/mo. 

*Ask about our household discounts.

Insurance

Sentinel Primary Care operates based on your membership fee rather than based on insurance reimbursement, so we don’t bill you or your insurance for your visits; visits are covered under the membership fee!  That means no co-pays or out-of-pocket fees for visits.  That also means that we can see people with all insurance plans including Medicare.  Additionally, you have the option to use your insurance for lab studies or you can pay directly for labs and receive a significant discount; if you have a high-deductible plan this can be a great cost-saving option.

How to Join Sentinel Primary Care

Sentinel Direct Primary Care operates on a monthly payment model, at three levels of membership.

People > 50 pay $99/month and receive an annual physical and unlimited office visits as noted above. People 18-49 pay $59/month for the same services. We also offer a Primary Basic Care package, for $25/month, that gives you three acute care visits a year and discounted labs.

We request a six-month commitment to the direct primary care plan, after which time an annual membership may be canceled, and unused membership payments returned.

Our office manager, Michael Stillford, will help you set up a recurring bank draft to make sure your membership stays current.

If you are ready to join right away, please go to our Forms page and download the Unlimited Membership form. Print it and bring a copy with you when you come to the office. We have copies in the office, of course.

Initial Primary Care Office Visit

Some people who join Sentinel Primary Care start by visiting the office to discuss any current medical conditions they have and meet Dr. O’Connell and the staff. These visits are $75, and if you join within six months, the cost will be applied to your membership. We offer in-office blood draws at discounted rates. We enjoy getting to know potential new patients; even if you don’t decide to join, you’ll leave knowing your medical questions have been answered and your problems given the attention they need.

Concierge and Direct Primary Care

Sentinel Primary Care follows the direct primary care model. We do not take insurance reimbursement, and your membership will not count toward your insurance deductibles, although you can use health care savings account funds to pay for your membership. We can give you a print-out summarizing your visit that you can submit to your insurance company; it will be handled as a visit with an out-of-network provider.

Health Care Sharing Ministries

We gladly work with Health Care Sharing Ministries such as Samaritan Ministries, Medi-Share, and Christian Healthcare Ministries; we offer substantial discounts on most labs and we can provide documentation of the professional fees that would have been billed in a traditional fee-for-service model, which can be submitted to your program.

One-time Visit

We offer one-time visits that you can use to address the issue at hand, meet Dr. O’Connell & the office staff, and see if our primary care practice is a good fit; the visit is a temporary membership!  The cost is $75, and if you join the practice within 6 months we’ll apply the fee to your annual membership.  Note that a one-time visit fee does not cover outside studies and care like a chest X-ray, bloodwork, specialist referral, etc, which will be billed by the radiology office, lab, etc that provides the service.