Why no insurance?
Our Mission is
to provide quality health care at affordable cost to the uninsured/underinsured
members of our community.
We keep our
costs lower by not filing Insurance. This dramatically lowers our expenses, and
we pass the savings on to our patients.
Our goal is to
provide access to health care for everyone.
Palmetto Family Healthcare is a small family practice
clinic in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Our purpose is to provide quality
health care to individuals and families in our community who do not have
health insurance, or have high deductible insurance. Our country currently
has 41% uninsured citizens (2005 Commonwealth fund survey). Many in our
community are small business owners, self employed or employees of small
businesses. These individuals often lack the financial means to provide
comprehensive medical care for themselves or their employees. The 2005
Commonwealth Fund Survey states that Americans with moderate income are
opting to be without medical insurance due to rising costs of healthcare.
Palmetto Family Healthcare was designed with these individuals in mind. Our
office visit is $50.00. We charge reasonable prices for
procedures/injections that may not be included in our office visit.
School/sports/camp physicals are $35.00. We have tried to make ourselves
accessible to those in our community who would otherwise not see a medical
provider. We do not file any medical insurance; this allows us to charge
less for the medical care we provide. The overhead costs for filing an
insurance claim is $6.00-$11.00 with an average of 2.5 billing cycles per
claim is approximately $20.00 Therefore, by circumventing all the
bureaucratic costs associated with the insurance system, we are able to
provide more affordable healthcare. Palmetto Family Healthcare is not a
charity; we are a working medical clinic designed for the working uninsured.
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- Diagnosis and treatment of common
- Skin cancer removal
- Minor surgical procedures
- Referral to specialists as needed
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