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What is this rotation?
This is an elective rotation with a privately-owned Direct Primary Care clinic in Central Washington State lasting from 1-4 weeks. We typically take one resident at a time, although friends, spouses, or co-residents may apply to rotate together – just make sure to mention that in each of your applications.
Who is this for?
This is an ideal rotation for…
- Late 2nd year or early 3rd year family medicine residents
- Residents interested in starting their own private practice
- Residents looking for a rural medicine opportunity
- Residents looking to see and treat and wide range of acute and chronic medical issues daily
Why should I consider this rotation?
- Free or discounted housing options may be available (some exclusions apply)
- Work with a working-class population, free from the constraints of health insurance
- Ability to practice a wide scope of medicine – some common procedures include:
- Radiology (initial reads)
- Minor office surgery
- Work in a multi-disciplinary practice – you will work closely alongside a variety of caregivers, including:
- Mental Health Counselors
- Mid-level practitioners
- Pharmacy Technicians
- If interested, learn more about the business side of family practice medicine
How do I apply?
Easy – fill out our application here or click on the button below and we’ll get back to you within 3-4 business days.
What is Direct Primary Care?
Direct Primary Care (DPC) is a model of primary care that directly connects patients and physicians (or other primary care medical providers), often through a monthly subscription.
Unlike concierge medicine, there are no additional charges for office visits, procedures, or billing of insurance. Monthly membership rates and services vary between different clinics, but often the cost is close to that of a monthly cell phone bill.
DPC allows physicians to have more control over time spent with patients, navigating the health system for patients, and building or joining a practice that more closely fits their strengths as a physician.
About Assurance Healthcare & Counseling Center
Assurance Healthcare & Counseling Center is a Direct Primary Care clinic located in Yakima, WA and has been in operation since 2014. As one of the largest and fastest growing DPC clinics in the state of Washington, Assurance membership is comprised of individuals, families, and small to medium sized businesses throughout the greater Yakima Valley.
Medical providers see an average of 13-16 members per day, and spend less than 3 minutes charting on each patient, as we have no requirements for CPT codes, diagnosis codes, or MIPS. We simply care for our members in the best way possible, and chart for care rather than insurance requirements.
About Yakima Washington – and Getting Here
Yakima is located in Central Washington State, about a 2.5 hour drive from Seattle. Unlike Seattle, Yakima is known for having many days of sunshine, very little precipitation, many vineyards, and producing over 80% of our nations hops.
Yakima airport (YKM) has 2-3 flights from Seattle per day on Alaska airlines. A shuttle can be taken from the Seattle airport (SEA) to Yakima for around $80 round trip. Pasco (PSC) also has an airport, but a car rental is needed to get to Yakima – about an hour and fifteen minute drive.
Driving to Yakima is easy, as we are located right on Interstate 82.
Frequently Asked Questions
It says free or discounted housing is available – what are the accommodations like? May I bring a spouse, family, or my pet?
If our housing option is available, your spouse and/or children are welcome. However we cannot promise to provider larger accommodations than the one bedroom, 4 person home that is available to us. Sorry, pets are not allowed for the discounted housing option.
You are welcome to secure your own accommodations at your own expense. We’re happy to provide you with some recommendations.
What are my transportation options? Is public transportation available?
Public transportation in Yakima exists, but is limited. However, our clinic is within walking or biking distance of many areas of Yakima.
What kind of family medicine can I expect to practice during my rotation?
Because we serve a membership base rather than fee-for-service patients and we offer same or next-day appointments for our members, we see a wide variety of medical needs. About 30-40% of our appointments are same-day appointments for acute care needs ranging from general sickness to laceration repair, possible broken bones, dermatological needs, and more.
Because we can afford to spend more time with patients, we tend to do more procedures and services than a typical family physician. This includes things like phlebotomy, punch biopsies, cryotherapy, and much more.
What if I have questions, who may I contact?
You can email Jason Larsen, our CEO, by clicking on this link.