Direct Primary Care

At Essential Health & Wellness, we couple the best direct primary care with our customized, personal approach to medicine. Pay a monthly fee for comprehensive care.  

Direct Primary Care

Our direct primary care plan allows patients to pay a monthly fee for comprehensive medical care, instead of dealing with filing time-consuming claims to insurance companies.

Direct primary care allows you to get your primary care needs covered without paying additional fees or dealing with fee-for-service payments, where doctors can charge for services separately.

This also removes the worrying about what might be and might not be covered by your insurance company.

Another important component of direct primary care is the focus on building a real, trusting relationship with your doctor.

Doctors are accountable to their patients – not to insurance companies or other third parties – and see less patients overall, so that more of their time can be spent with each one.

Patients at direct primary care clinics also report shorter or no wait times when they arrive for an appointment and more time spent talking with their doctor.

What Kind Of Direct Primary Care Is Right For Me?

Direct primary care plans are defined by allowing a patient to pay a flat monthly fee for medical care, but beyond that, not all clinics operate the same way. There can be significant differences between direct primary care practices that you should evaluate before choosing which clinic is right for you.

  • Contact with and access to doctors
  • Services provided
  • Cost

Contact With And Access To Doctors

Direct primary care and concierge medicine are not the same things. While direct primary care often includes more access to your doctor, different practices define access in different ways. 

For 24/7 access to a doctor, you may want to consider a concierge care plan. Concierge care patients pay a monthly fee for 24/7 access to their doctor. Patients can call or text at any hour of the day or night.

While it is true that many concierge medicine practices use a direct primary care model, not all direct primary care facilities offer concierge medicine.

At Essential Health and Wellness, we offer both direct primary care and concierge care plans for our patients.

Services Provided

When you are researching a direct primary care facility, also look for the services that are offered to members to avoid any surprises.

Some direct primary care flat fees only cover regular doctor’s visits and a few tests, while others can cover all types of preventative practices.


Based on the services provided, direct primary care prices differ greatly from clinic to clinic.

Some can be as little as $70 per month, while others can cost thousands of dollars.

There are direct primary care options for almost any price range, so make sure to do your research to find the clinic that fits both your needs and your budget.

Direct Primary Care at Essential Health & Wellness

At both the Raleigh and Cary locations of Essential Health & Wellness, we couple the best direct primary care with our customized approach to medicine.

The average primary care doctor has around 2,300 patients to care for and would need to work more than 12 hours per day to provide all recommended acute, chronic and preventative care necessary for a patient load that size.

What you end up with is very little face time with your doctor and a cookie-cutter approach to medicine. You are prescribed pills to treat your symptoms, and your doctor doesn’t have the time to treat you properly and get to the root of anything you’re experiencing.

At Essential Health & Wellness, our doctors see less patients in a day and are able to spend more time with you. This allows us to take the time to understand you and your history to tackle the root cause of any symptoms you’re experiencing. 

We provide a personalized health plan based on social, environmental and genetic factors, so that you will receive a truly personalized solution that will help you live your healthiest life.

Should I use direct primary care?

You might be a good fit for Essential Health & Wellness’s direct primary care plan if:

  • You want to save time.
  • You want a personalized health plan.
  • You don’t want to deal with an insurance company.

You Want To Save Time

With our direct primary care model, our doctors save time by not having to worry about dealing with insurance paperwork or fitting multiple patients into one hour and can get back to actually treating patients.

You won’t have to sit in a waiting room for an extended period. Your appointment will start at the time we said it would, and you’ll have plenty of time to talk to a doctor that knows what you’re going through.

You want a personalized health plan.

At many traditional family care practices, you walk in with a stomach ache and leave with a prescription or over-the-counter medicine to treat your symptoms. 

At Essential Health and Wellness, we understand that a stomach ache could be caused by a number of different things – unhealthy eating, stress, etc.

We will run extensive tests and get to know you personally. This allows us to have enough information to identify the root cause of your health concerns and create a personalized plan to fix them.

You don’t want to deal with an insurance company.

At Essential Health and Wellness, you don’t have to spend time figuring out what is and isn’t covered by your insurance plan. Instead, you’ll pay a flat monthly fee to cover all of your doctor’s visits and necessary preventative care.

Less time fighting with an insurance company to cover medical care is more time in your day to focus on what is important to you.

Get in touch with us to see if we can help you cut insurance costs, while increasing the quality of your care.

How to become a patient at Essential Health & Wellness

Contact us today to learn more about our offerings and what makes us different from any other primary care physician you’ve had in the past.

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