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.
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.