What is 417 Health & Wellness?
We are a Direct Primary Care practice in Springfield, Missouri that utilizes a membership model (flat monthly fee) for the primary form of payment. Members can utilize our services as often as needed, including tele-medicine (phone calls, Skype and texts). Being a member, means that you will never be charged a co-pay to see your healthcare provider.

What is Direct Primary Care?
Direct Primary Care is a type of primary care billing and payment arrangement or a direct financial relationship between patients and their healthcare provider (membership), without sending claims to insurance companies. Direct Primary Care members, will quickly see that this can save them money, creating an affordable and accessible opportunity to receive quality healthcare, even if you do not have insurance.

Does this mean I don’t need insurance?
No. Insurance, in appropriate situations, is a very wise thing to have. 417 Health & Wellness recommends getting at least a catastrophic or major medical plan to cover you in case an unpredictable health disaster strikes. If you think about it, this is the true use for insurance. You have homeowner’s insurance, so you’re covered if there is a flood or fire. You have car insurance, so you have nothing to worry about (car wise) if you’re in an accident. We currently accept Medishare and BlueCross BlueShield insurance for primary care services. Direct Primary Care services are still available without utilizing insurance if needed. 417 Health & Wellness does not utilize insurance for IV infusions (vitamin injections), weight loss plans, or hormone replacement therapy, because these services are not typically covered under most insurance plans.

What if I need to see a specialist or go to the hospital?
At 417 Health & Wellness in Springfield, we pride ourselves on providing the best, comprehensive care possible. This means spending more time with each patient in an effort to get to the source of any health issues. Additionally, we focus on Preventative Medicine to keep our patients healthy. However, should it be determined that a patient needs to see a specialist, we have developed a network of qualified professionals, many of which provide care to 417 Health & Wellness patients at a reduced rate for their services. Of course, in the event of an emergency situation, we always recommend that you call 911 or go to the nearest emergency medical facility.

How can 417 Health & Wellness help my business?
As a business owner, we know you want to be able to offer your employees the benefits of health care coverage. However, many times, this is unaffordable for small business owners. 417 Health & Wellness Direct Primary Care memberships are an affordable alternative to traditional health insurance plans, and do not cost the employer anything. That’s right, simply because they are a part of your business, we will offer each employee a discounted membership rate, and they will pay us directly. Some employers find the cost of employee memberships to be so affordable, that they offer to pay for them. Let 417 Health & Wellness set up a time to come to your office and present Direct Primary Care membership in Missouri to you and your employees.

Do you provide vaccines?
Currently we do not provide vaccines for children but have information about where to get the vaccinations that they need. We utilize the health department for most vaccines which is a more affordable option.

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