An Overview of Private Healthcare Options

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In the past few years, the COVID-19 pandemic has inspired many people to take their health more seriously. Are you making your health a top priority? People who can afford to pay out of pocket for healthcare have access to great services and resources, including concierge medicine, executive health programs, and health advisory.

Determining which healthcare services are best for you, your family, or a client, is challenging. Here’s a look at three options and some information on when they are most useful.

Concierge medicine

In concierge medicine, the patient pays an upfront annual or monthly membership fee for personalized care from a primary care physician. A concierge doctor typically takes on fewer patients so that they can give each patient more time and attention. Concierge medicine makes it easier for patients to access their physician and get appointments quickly. Concierge doctors often offer same-day or next-day appointments. While a concierge doctor handles routine health matters, patients are responsible for insurance costs associated with hospital visits or specialty consultations. The benefits of concierge medicine include:

  • Delivery of primary care
  • Better access to doctors by phone and email
  • Shorter wait times
  • Longer appointments
  • Routine tests and screenings