What is a direct pay model?

DTE uses the direct pay model because it means the wellness team can spend more time with patients, coming up with a plan based on your needs, values, and preferences. It also allows clients more direct access to the provider via secure messages, phone, and/or text. 

Insurance billing typically requires patients to submit to high deductibles and be held to strict limits for care options. Appointments are timed. Blood work options are restricted. Treatment options are determined by what the insurance company deems important. The fee-for-service insurance billing factors in cost when determining patient needs. Down to Earth Wellness is different.

Down to Earth Wellness puts patients’ needs first. While we do NOT accept insurance for care, we can provide you with an itemized receipt for you to give to your insurance company. You also may use a Health Savings Account (HSA) for payment.