At Whole Health Family Medicine Clinic, there is no contracting with health insurance companies, and the healthcare professionals have formally opted out of Medicare. This means that our private direct practice does not bill any public or private health plans, and that greatly simplifies our reimbursement: we are not obligated to collect co-pays, deductibles or co-insurance fees. We depend on patient investment in their primary care. Our fees cannot be submitted to Medicare, but it is possible that some aspects of our care may be covered by private plans outside of Medicare as out of network care. We believe this direct care model achieves cost and care savings for everyone. Consistent with our desire to deliver more efficient care, we also make prescription medications available at our clinic at wholesale prices.