Frequently Asked Questions

What is Self-Pay Primary Care?

We are a Self-Pay Primary Care practice. This model allows us to offer you the best quality healthcare at a fraction of the cost of traditional healthcare. We push the insurance company aside so that it is just you and your provider making healthcare decisions and not your insurance company. Often, clinics, are tied down by insurance contracts and aren’t allowed to legally find better pricing or savings for you. Since we are not contracted with any insurance groups, we are able to help you navigate the increasingly complex healthcare system.


Why should I choose Crescent Clinic Family and Occupational Health?

We believe that the relationship between the provider and the patient is what is missing in healthcare. We are striving to restore that relationship so that we can provide excellent healthcare in a caring, compassionate, and holistic environment. We schedule appointments to allow time to ensure we cover your concerns. We approach your health as a team, with you as the leader, and the provider as a guide. We want to empower you to be in charge of your health and guide you on your journey!


Can I come in for labs without being seen by a provider?

Yes, you can have labs drawn* without being seen by a provider. Some patients come with a list of labs needed from another provider or from their insurance company; however, you accept responsibility for the results. For interpretation of lab results, we require an appointment with a provider. We want you to have the knowledge and empowerment that comes with knowing what your results mean.

*We do not offer urine analysis without being seen by a provider.


What if I don’t have health insurance?

You don’t need to have health insurance with a Self-Pay Primary Care Clinic. We offer a great alternative to sitting in the ER for long waits to get prescription refills on your medications or for acute infections. We want the Emergency Department to handle emergencies and primary care to offer preventative treatment and education to assist you on your health journey. We offer quality healthcare at a fraction of the cost, allowing you to focus your budget on healthy eating and lifestyle choices.


What if I do have health insurance?

We see people with and without health insurance. We do not file with any insurance companies directly; however, upon request and a small fee, we will provide you with a “superbill” for you to file with your insurance company.


Can I use my HSA/FSA to pay for my visits and labs?

Yes, you can use your HSA/FSA accounts to pay for your services. Your checkout receipt will have our clinic name and information on it for submission if needed.


Can you make a referral to see a specialist?

We can make referrals to specialists just like any other primary care practice (unless you have an HMO plan, which may require a “gatekeeper” to access a specialist).


What is Functional Medicine?

Functional Medicine is working with a patient to determine the true root cause of their “dis-ease,” instead of just giving another “pill for an ill.” We will ask that you complete a Comprehensive Past Medical History before your scheduled appointment. Upon review of your past medical history, we will determine which labs need to be drawn and determine a plan to make lifestyle and dietary changes with you.


What is Occupational Health?

Occupational Health includes testing and physical exams required for work-related OSHA requirements, as well as DOT physicals, and drug and alcohol screenings.


When can I have an eye exam?

Dr. Dean R. Jacobs, ophthalmologist, is available by appointment and offers complete eye exam for $85.