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Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any contracts or commitments? What if I decide to cancel?
Our goal is to have a long lasting relationship with our relationship with our patients. But we understand your needs may change. We do require members to sign for a at least a 3 month commitment.
Are you a walk-in clinic? Do I need an appointment?
While we can always offer same or next-day visits to our members, we do require scheduling all visits beforehand. A quick phone call or portal messge to verify your appointment is usually all that is required.
How long are office visits?
We offer a wide variety of services from our primary care to integrative pain medicine.
How do I know if Green Mountain Primary Care is right for me?
Come get to know us! Schedule a free, 30 minute visit to discuss your healthcare needs or give us a call anytime. It’s the only reasonable way to begin what we trust will be a long, productive, healthy relationship.
What if I need a procedure, referral or am diagnosed with a serious illness?
What if I need care on the weekend or at night?
If you have an urgent after-hours concern that you believe cannot wait for routine business hours, we will be available by phone or portal to assist you. We are not available in person for routine needs or matters that can wait until normal business hours on the weekends or night. We are here to assist you if you can not wait and need reassurance, advice, etc. Laura and Ania are dedicated to your care and to a healthy, cultivated provider-patient relationship.
What if I am sick and out of state?
We are available to consult with you by phone, text or telemedicine. We may advise you to be seen at an acute care facility in that area, but we are happy to help guide you through what ever the best option is.
What if I spend the winters in Florida or another state?
We offer telemedicine, portal, phone and text communication. We may advise you to see an acute care clinic for urgent needs while out of state, but we are available to consult and help guide you as needed. We can also coordinate presciption refills to pharmacies in Florida or another state you may be in for the winter.
Are you affiliated with Porter Medical Center? Do you care for patients in the hospital?
No. Laura and Ania own Green Mountain Primary Care which is a private medical practice.
Monthly Fee & Insurance Related
How do I pay for the private care services monthly fee?
You can pay monthly, semi-annually or annually with automatic enrollment.
What does my $50 monthly fee go towards?
routine screening labs (cholesterol panel, metabolic panel, diabetes screen, blood count).
health and wellness coaching
Follow up visits to comprehensive physical
Select wholesale medications
24/7 connection with your pcp
Portal and text message communication (due to annual physical support plan)
Online scheduling (coming soon!)
Longer appointment times unhurried by healthcare insurance plan requirements
Guaranteed next and same day appointments due to our smaller size
Home visits made possible due to our small size
Do I still need to have health insurance?
Are our private fees eligible for HSA, FSA or HRA funds use?
We have worked closely with a professional who speciliazes in our type of practice to help frame and support the use of HSA, FSA or HRA funds for the private fee. That said, we strongly recommend you consult with your tax expert on this issue. Also, be advised that with respect to HRA and FSA funds use, an outside fiduciary must typically approve our private fees as eligible medical expenses and we cannot guarantee that fiduciaries will interpret our private fee structure the same way we do. We followed IRC Section 167(d) and IRS Publication 502 with respect to how our private fee servies were structured. Your plan fiduciary must comply with his or her own independent duty to interpret and follow these laws.
What if I am healthy and rarely need medical appointments? Why pay $50/mo?
Great question! In our view, the reason the US heathcare system's primary care model is failing to keep up with other country's outcomes is in part due to the failure of healthcare insurance plans (both public and private) to prioritize and reimburse for primary care guidance pre-condition, and, the failure to reimburse "pre-care" robustly.
Do you accept heath insurance?
Yes! Your private direct fees pay for the annual routine physical exam and related health guidance and support communication services, along with certain specific integrative services. All of those services are, as framed, outside of any plan coverage. For the insurance plans we are in-network which we will bill medically necessary services (we are (Medicare participatory).
Can I be be a patient if I have Medicare Insurance?
Yes! All of our private fee services (the annual routine physical, annual physical-related patient education and care support, and certain specific integrative healthcare services) are all outside Medicare coverage. You must not submit to Medicare for the private fee services we deliver. But, we can and will also provide other medical services that Medicare covers, and we will bill Medicare for those other services (and collect any co-payments or deductibles as reqiured).
How do I become a patient?
Every patient must become a monthly subscriber. We are close to capacity with regard to taking on new patients. Please call or email us if you are interested in becoming a new patient.