ERChealth, Paladina Health Announce Alliance

The relationship we’ve built with ERChealth provides a great opportunity to enhance healthcare options for small and mid-sized businesses

ERChealth and Paladina Health announced Aug. 1 an alliance to offer an innovative Direct Primary Care option for ERChealth employees and families in Ohio. Direct Primary Care (DPC) is an innovative alternative payment model improving access to high functioning healthcare with a simple, flat, affordable membership fee. The defining element of DPC is an enduring and trusting relationship between a patient and his or her primary care provider. This new ERChealth option named PCP+ (Personal Care Physicians) provides employees of ERChealth companies’ access to Paladina Health doctor’s offices in Northeast Ohio.

Paladina Health’s direct primary care model components include:


  • $0 co-pays and no increase in premium costs for participating individuals
  • Little to no wait time to see a physician
  • Unlimited visits
  • 24/7 access to a personal physician, who is available 24/7 via phone for urgent needs and is accountable to develop strong patient satisfaction, engagement and health measures
  • Comfortable physician offices where patients can get multiple needs met in the same visit
  • A broad range of medical care that includes primary and preventive care, personalized chronic condition support, and assistance to patients in navigating and coordinating specialty, outpatient, and hospital-based care

The Paladina Health option is in addition to ERChealth’s existing spectrum of plan options. The ERChealth PCP+ option will provide employees’ unparalleled access and service from primary care physicians.

Underwritten by Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield, ERChealth’s success has been built around taking an…

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