Around the country, many employers are adding a membership to a Direct Primary Care practice to their benefits package for their employees. In fact, large teacher unions, local governments and small businesses have seen great benefits from partnering with a Direct Primary Care practice. This works really well for a couple of reasons:
2.) Employee Production: As you may know, Direct Primary Care practices do not operate like traditional primary care clinics. Patients have direct access to their doctor via email/text/phone and visits do not have to take place in person. For employers and their employees, this means that patients do not have to wait weeks to speak with a doctor, just to wait a few hours in the waiting room at their visit. Acute issues are dealt with quickly, and often from the convenience of their own home or workplace. This means that employee absenteeism goes down and production increases… good for both the employer and the employee in the long run.
3.) Employee Satisfaction: Instead of their employer spending thousands of dollars on health insurance they do not use, employees get a tangible benefit in the form of a great relationship with, and direct access to, their primary care doctor, along with improved health. And for some, the cost savings seen by employers can trickle down to their employees.
If you think that Direct Primary Care could benefit you and/or your employer, please share this article with them. While there is always much to think about and consider, we’d love the opportunity to sit down and discuss how our practice can benefit both local companies and their hardworking employees!