So simple it's revolutionary
It's a new concept but it's really simple. The Direct Primary Care ("DPC") business model is like a gym. You pay us a monthly membership fee and, like a gym, you come as often as you like. We're happy to provide care in person or remotely via secure video chat, text, email, or a phone call. While we don't take insurance, you'll find that our rates are lower than most deductibles, making Sana Vita Health an economical choice, especially when paired with a high deductible plan that lowers your premium, so you can save your insurance for when you really need it.
How to schedule a visit
Once you're a member, simply contact your doctor or health coach directly by text, phone, email, or the Spruce app you'll get when you sign up. No co-pays, no deductibles, no surprises. It's all covered in your membership fee, except the ridiculously cheap labs, medications, and imaging.
How to get labs, medications, and imaging studies, and referrals to specialists
We don't want to make medications, labs, and imaging a source of income, so it isn't. Our only source of income is our professional service as physicians and health coaches, which is covered by your membership fee. Anything not included in your membership fee will have up-front, transparent pricing.
Many medications can be dispensed right in the office (except for controlled substances) at a cost lower than the pharmacy can offer you, saving you money and a trip to the pharmacy. Labs are collected by your doctor and a courier will take it to a local lab, again for much less money than you'd think. Imaging is performed at Iowa Radiology and we'll charge you the actual cost they charge us (often paradoxically less than the co-pay with insurance).
Just because we don't take your insurance doesn't mean we can't refer you to a specialist who does. Just like at any other doctor's office, we can refer you to whomever you'd like to see. We are also actively building our own network of specialist partners who will see you on a cash basis at discounted rates, if that's the route you'd prefer to go. Alternatively, in many cases we can avoid a physical referral by making use of RubiconMD, a renowned eConsult service.