We provide the same type of care you would receive at any primary care office but at a fraction of the cost. We request that everyone treated at our office pay when they are seen. Because we are a Direct Primary Care practice, we only work for you and not the insurance company, thus eliminating the barrier disruptions of the patient-doctor relationship. This allows us to work together with you to determine what is best for you. Our prices are transparent with no additional bills. We also offer deep discounted labs.
No. The terms above typically refer to practices that provide medical care similar to Galen Healthcare but have high annual membership fees, sometimes as high as $8,000/year. By keeping our overhead low, we are able to offer similar service at fraction of the cost.
We try to keep our overhead at minimum. By not joining the insurance networks, we do not need a large staff to file insurance paperwork. Therefore, we can pass on the savings to our patients with HSA accounts, high deductibles and the uninsured.
The monthly fee covers for our primary and preventive care at our office only. We do strongly encourage all of our patients to have and maintain coverage for services beyond the scope of our practice such as radiology, hospitalization and catastrophic coverage.
- Anyone seeking a meaningful relationship with your primary care physician
- Patients with HSAs or high-deductible health plans
- Patients in need of chronic condition management
- Patients struggling to afford traditional health insurance products
- Self-insured businesses seeking to reduce healthcare spending while improving the health of employees
- Small and mid-size businesses looking to provide an outstanding health benefit at a fraction of the typical costs
If you have insurance, we will be glad to provide a medical claim for you to file with your insurance company. We can also arrange for a billing firm to fill out and submit the claim for you, for an additional fee of $5. Please note, however, we cannot guarantee you that your insurance company will reimburse you for this visit. All questions regarding your bill should be directed toward the billing company and your insurer.
We see all patients. Because we have “opted-out” of Medicare/Medicaid, we will ask you to sign a waiver stating neither of us will be billing Medicare/Medicaid for the services. However, you are still able to use Medicare/Medicaid for services such as labs, radiology, specialists and hospitalization.
We do require appointments, and most can be scheduled same day or next day. If you don’t like waiting rooms, please give us a call at +1 864-520-2836 and we will give you the time to come in.
Galen Healthcare continues to expand our partnership agreements with quality specialists. We will make joint decisions concerning referrals to specialists for evaluation and treatment of your condition. We will gladly coordinate your referral.
We will do our very best to keep you out of the hospital and emergency room. In case you require hospitalization, we will coordinate your care at the local hospitals. Please be aware, Galen Healthcare membership program does not cover hospital care. This is why we suggest you look into a high deductible health plan (HDHP) for catastrophic coverage. You can obtain this through your insurance broker.
We accept cash, debit and credit cards. We are an out-of-network provider for private insurance. We will be glad to provide you a receipt that you can file with your insurance company. Your insurance may pay you back or apply it to your deductible.
You can cancel your membership anytime with no questions asked.