StitchesCare Membership Program

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About StitchesCare

Stitches Acute Care Center is now providing simple, affordable health care memberships for individuals and families through our StitchesCare Membership Program.

StitchesCare is a simple, transparent, low-cost monthly membership that allows you to visits our clinics in Laramie, Cheyenne, and virtually seven days a week. Flu shots, sports physicals, and telemedicine visits are just a few items included in your membership that will help you be your healthiest you. Whether you are injured, ill, or striving for wellness, our SttichesCare Membership Program will offer you increased access to health care and a great relationship with your provider.

StitchesCare is not health insurance. With our StitchesCare Membership Program, when you visit Stitches Acute Care Center you will never have to pay a co-pay or deductible.

Additionally, we offer a 20% discount when you commit to a six-month subscription (you can still pay monthly!). Prices reflect our six-month membership discount. Please click here to sign up for a six-month StitchesCare Membership and your 20% discount!

Terms and conditions for StitchesCare Membership

 

  1. MEMBERSHIP IS NOT AN INSURANCE POLICY:
  • Individual understands that they are purchasing a membership to an identified group in order to receive access to an affordable plan for medical services.
  • That membership plan is being offered by Stitches Acute Care Center clinics and covers services provided only at their clinic locations or through their telemedicine service.
  • Member understands that this is NOT an insurance plan.
  • Member should not consider it to be an insurance plan or intend to use it as a substitute for an insurance plan.

 

  1. DEFINITIONS:
  • Membership: For the purpose of these “Terms and Conditions”, membership is defined as an agreement entered into voluntarily by all parties. Terms of membership provide that for an established monthly rate, the member receives standard medical care as then provided in the normal course of business by Stitches Acute Care Center at a pre-established rate.
  • Member: The term which identifies the individual wishing to be provided with a membership to the StitchesCare Membership Program.
  • Minor: Will have the same meaning as that established by the State of Wyoming.
  • Dues: The monthly rate charged by Stitches Acute Care Center for inclusion in the Stitches Care Membership Program.
  • Family Member: Immediate family members living in the home of the member (spouse, partner, children and stepchildren under the age of 26), up to two parents and two children.
  • Couple: Two people in a legalized relationship.
  • Single Parent Family: One parent and one child under the age of 26 living at home.
  • Provider: Physician, Physician Assistant, or Nurse Practitioner

 

  1. MEMBERSHIP RESTRICTIONS:
  • A member’s privileges are subject to their having no outstanding amounts due to Stitches Acute Care Center.
  • Member must present a current picture ID in order to receive membership benefits.
  • A registration fee will be collected at the time of sign up.
  • Dues will be charged and deducted on a monthly basis.
  • Minors may not be seen by staff without parent or a legal guardian being present or having signed a consent form on file, or as defined by state law.
  • Membership rates and hours of use are subject to change without notice.
  • This membership is non-transferable.
  • New memberships may undergo a 24-hour processing time before becoming active.

 

  1. MEMBERSHIP RATES:
  • Members 26 years or older will be responsible for dues of $99 per month, and a $99 registration fee.
  • Members between the age of 18 and 26 years old will be responsible for dues of $39 per month, and a $99 registration fee.
  • Single Parent Memberships will be responsible for dues of $119 per month and a $199 registration fee.
  • Couple Memberships will be responsible for dues of $179 per month and a $199 registration fee.
  • Family Memberships will be responsible for dues of $199 per month and a $199 registration fee.
  • Members who choose to add additional family members to their membership will be responsible for dues of $29 per month for each additional family member added to their account.
  • Primary member understands that they are responsible for payment of their dues as well as those of all other family members covered under their membership.

 

  1. AUTOMATIC PAYMENTS:
  • Member understands their membership dues are paid by automatic withdraw/charge.
  • Member herein:
    • Authorize Stitches Acute Care Center permission to make such withdraws/charges.
    • Agrees to provide Stitches Acute Care Center with accurate and valid account information to perform such withdraws/charges.
    • Agrees to provide the identified entity (Bank, Savings Institution, etc.) from which these withdraws/charges are to be made with all notice and documentation that may be required.

 

  1. TREATMENT INCLUDED IN MEMBERSHIP:
  • Only those healthcare services provided by Stitches Acute Care Center in the normal course of business subject to the sole discretion of Stitches Acute Care Center.
  • Treatment that is currently included within the membership:
    • Urgent care and family practice office visits
    • Telemedicine visits
    • Annual physical exams
    • Annual CBC, CMP, TSH, Hemoglobin A1c and Lipid profile
    • Annual Flu Shot
    • EKGs
  • Services that are offered to members for an additional fee include but are not limited to:
    • Xrays
    • Immunizations, as available
    • IV hydration
    • Minor procedures and splinting
    • Pulmonary Function Tests
    • Hearing Screenings
    • Additional lab testing
    • Wholesale pricing on certain medications
    • Durable Medical Equipment as available

 

  1. TREATMENT EXCLUDED FROM MEMBERSHIP:
  • Member understands Stitches Acute Care Center:
    • Is a provider of non-emergent episodic care.
    • Provides services within a certain scope of healthcare and there are services Stitches Acute Care Center does not provide.
  • The list below includes most, but possibly not all, of the services that are not included under the terms of their membership
    • Excluded services include, but are not limited to:
      • Life threatening events such as gun shot wounds, heart attacks, serious infections, hospitalizations and treatment with other doctors or providers at another facility that is not Stitches Acute Care Center.
      • Special diagnostic studies such as outside labs, ultrasounds, doppler studies, mammograms, MRI’s, CAT scans, PET scans, and other special x-rays that are not provided at Stitches Acute Care Center.
      • Select immunizations
      • Physical and occupational therapy, chronic pain management, psychiatric emergency management, outpatient pharmacy, work injuries that require reporting to workers compensation services.
      • Any emergency care that the healthcare provider believes should, in the best interest of the member, be provided by another facility or provider.
  1. MEMBER USAGE:
  • Certain situations may require further medical attention including but not limited to: medical prescriptions, referral to a specialist, referral to a hospital, or treatment that is not included in your membership.
  • The cost of any charges associated with these additional services are NOT covered by this membership. Any such cost are the sole responsibility of the member.
  • Stitches Acute Care Center reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel Membership for inappropriate use of the urgent care or family practice based services, including but not limited to request for services that are not then currently provided at Stitches Acute Care Center.
  • The attending provider will determine the appropriateness of members’ visit.

 

  1. TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP:
  • Membership may be terminated by any of the following methods:
    • Member may give a one month notice in writing to the attention of the Practice Administrator either mailed of emailed to info@stitchescare.com.
    • Stitches Acute Care Center has the right to cancel any memberships at any time for any reason. Effective date will be one month following when notification is received.
    • If the members bank transfer or payment method fails or is canceled, the membership will be canceled effective immediately.
    • Falsification of identification or failure to pay will result in immediate termination of membership, assessment of utilization fee, full price charges for any services rendered, and the full pursuit of the legal rights held by Stitches Acute Care Center.

 

  1. REACTIVATING A CANCELLED MEMBERSHIP:
  • A canceled member, in good standing with Stitches Acute Care Center, may reactivate membership at any time, but will be charged the same fees and dues that apply to new membership.
  • Stitches Acute Care Center reserves the right to deny the renewal privileges of any membership terminated in accordance within the Terms and Conditions of membership.

 

  1. CHANGES IN PERSONAL INFORMATION:
  • Members must inform Stitches Acute Care Center in a timely manner of all changes to billing information.
  • If Stitches Acute Care Center is not able to receive payment of monthly dues because of changes in billing information not being provided, account will be placed on hold until past balance of Dues and correct billing information is provided to Stitches Acute Care Center. Accounts that are on hold will be terminated after 3 months of inactivity.

 

  1. WAIVER:
  • The failure by Stitches Acute Care Center to exercise or enforce any of the terms or conditions of this Terms and Conditions of membership is not to be deemed a waiver of Stitches Acute Care Center’s rights to enforce each and every term hereof. The failure by Stitches Acute Care Center to insist upon strict performance of any of the terms or conditions of the Terms and Conditions of membership will not be deemed a waiver of any subsequent breach or default in the terms or provisions herein.

 

  1. ASSIGNMENT:
  • This Membership may not be re-assigned or transferred.

 

  1. LIMITATION OF ACTIONS:
  • Any legal action against Stitches Acute Care Center for a default of its obligations to the member must be commenced within one (1) year from the date the default was, or should have been, discovered.

 

  1. FORCE MAJEURE:
  • Stitches Acute Care Center is not liable for any delay or failure of performance caused by strikes, insurrection, war, fire, electrical failure, brown-outs, disruption of transmission lines, government acts or regulations, acts of third parties, or any cause not within the control of Stitches Acute Care Center.

 

  1. GOVERNING LAW:
  • The validity, construction, and interpretation of this Agreement and the rights and duties of the parties hereto will be governed by the laws of Wyoming without regard to choice of law principles.

 

  1. VENUE:
  • The exclusive venue for any litigation arising out of, or related to, these Terms and Conditions of membership will be either Albany or Laramie County and the State of Wyoming.

 

  1. ADR CLAUSE:
  • If a dispute arises from or relates to these Terms and Conditions or the breach thereof, and if the dispute cannot be settled through direct discussions, the member and Stitches Acute Care Center agree to endeavor first to settle the dispute by mediation before resorting to arbitration. The member and Stitches Acute Care Center further agree that any unresolved controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Terms and Conditions, or breach thereof, shall be settled by arbitration.

 

  1. ENTIRE AGREEMENT:
  • These Terms and Conditions of membership constitute the entire agreement between the parties relating to the specific subject matter hereof. There are no terms, obligations, covenants, representatives, statements, or conditions other than those contained herein. No variation or modification of these Terms and Conditions of membership or waiver of any of the terms or conditions hereof, except that Stitches Acute Care Center may add or cease medical services it provides and included under the terms hereof, at its sole discretion will be deemed valid unless in writing and signed by both parties.

 

  1. UNENFORCEABLE TERMS:
  • If any provision of these Terms and Conditions of membership is held invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, these Terms and Conditions of membership will be interpreted as if such provision, to the extent the same has been held invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, had never been contained herein.

 

StitchesCare Membership Frequently Asked Questions

What is a StitchesCare?

StitchesCare is a simple, transparent, low-cost monthly membership that allows our members to visit our clinics in Laramie, Cheyenne, or virtually, seven days a week when you need or want to be seen, at no additional cost.  That’s right, no hidden fees, no barriers, no excuses to achieve your healthiest possible life.

 

How do I sign up?

Just go to stitchescare.com and sign up to be a member. This will take you through some simple, guided questions and calculate your monthly payment and also assist you with your payment information.

 

What happens after I sign up?

Congratulations! One of our team members will contact you within 1-2 days to schedule your first visit.

 

What is included in a membership?

Flu shots, sports physicals, your annual exam, annual basic lab work, and telemedicine visits are all included. If you need an x-ray, other lab work, or a procedure, you will receive these at our clinic’s cost, which is substantially less than you would pay if you are not a member. For example, an x-ray is $20 instead of $100-$200 and a rapid strep may be $5 instead of $57.

 

Why is it so much less?

We are taking out the middle man and passing the savings directly to our members.  Our patients will no longer be just patients, but members.  You will have increased access to healthcare and a great relationship with your provider. We believe that increased engagement, increased emphasis on wellness and prevention will help you become your healthiest you and ultimately control excessive healthcare expenses.

 

So is this health insurance?

No, StitchesCare is not health insurance. We like to think of it as health assurance.  With our StitchesCare Membership Program, when you visit a Stitches Acute Care Center as a member, you will never pay a deductible, co-pay, or co-insurance ever again.  At Stitches we can take care of typically 80% of your healthcare needs.

However, this type of membership will not help you if you need a surgery or have a catastrophic event, which is why we strongly recommend having a high deductible insurance plan or cost sharing plan to accompany the membership. Please note, at this time, you may not use our membership program if you have Medicare.

 

How much does it cost to sign up?

Less than a cup of coffee per day.  We charge a $199 registration fee for families and couples, and a $99 registration fee for individuals.

 

What is the cost per month?

Family of four: $199

Couple: $179

Parent and child: $119

Individual over 26 years old: $99

Individual 18-26 years old: $39

Each additional child in a family of four or parent and child plan: $29

 

Can I get a discount if I sign up for longer?

Yes! If you commit to a six-month membership, you will receive a 20% discount each month. When you make this commitment to your health, we want to make a commitment to you as well with a lower price.

 

Can I quit at any time?

We would hate to see you go! But we will be here if you ever need us.  We just ask that you give us a one-month advanced notice in writing. Additionally, if you have committed to a six-month membership and quit before the six months is over, your last payment will include the difference of the full price and the discount we afforded you.