Vanguard Launches Direct Primary Care Program
CRANFORD, NJ — Oct. 27, 2015 — Vanguard Medical Group has launched a Direct Primary Care program designed to help adults, children and families without health insurance. Those who have health insurance yet want to take more control of their health care-related finances also can benefit from DPC. DPC is available through Vanguard Medical Group’s Cranford, Montville, North Haledon and Verona offices. It will be available to patients in the Lincoln Park office in the near future.
“Vanguard Medical Group recognizes that one size does not fit all in health care, and is dedicated to offering services and fee structures that accommodate patients with or without health insurance,” said Robert Eidus, M.D., president of Vanguard Medical Group. “With DPC, patients who do not have medical insurance can engage in a health care program that, for a monthly fee and an annual commitment, entitles them to a range of comprehensive, primary and preventive care in our offices.”
Vanguard’s DPC primary care services include an annual wellness visit, unlimited sick visits, chronic condition management, electrocardiogram testing, select office-based surgical procedures, gynecological care, care for infants and children, office-based lab work, after-hours care, same-day appointments, weekend hours, and providers’ 24/7 on-call services.
DPC services do not provide maternity or prenatal care, specialist care, imaging such as X-rays or hospital-based services. Vaccines and lab work that are sent to an outside lab are not covered.
Vanguard’s DPC pricing ranges from $39 per month for patients 0-17 years of age to $79 per month for patients who are 65 years of age and older. Family discounts are offered.
“The Direct Primary Care option affords VMG the opportunity to continue to serve patients when, where and how it best meets their lifestyle and financial needs,” added Eidus.
About Vanguard Medical Group
Vanguard Medical Group P.C. is a regional primary care practice serving more than 70,000 active patients in 10 locations throughout Northern and Central New Jersey. Vanguard is recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a patient-centered medical home. A PCMH is a primary care practice where health care professionals work as a team to provide patients with care that is tailored to meet their specific needs and to ensure they have the resources to make healthy choices. The team also coordinates patient care with other health care specialists in the community. The practice becomes the patients’ “home” for preventive, chronic and ambulatory care. For more information, visit vanguardmedgroup.com.
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