Blog Archive

What Aesthetic Services Does CostCare Offer? Dec 1st, 2019

How you look affects your mental health, self-esteem, and general well-being. At CostCare, we understand the impact your cosmetic health has on your life. We offer a wide variety of aesthetic services to help you address the signs of aging, get rid of stubborn fat, enhance your complexion, and permanently...

How Direct Primary Care Is a Game Changer for Health Care Nov 1st, 2019

Direct primary care is a game-changer for health care because it puts control of your health decisions back in your hands. For a monthly membership fee, you and your family are covered for all of your primary care services, including clinical and laboratory services, consultations, and care coordination with other...

Book Your Flu Shot: It’s Your Best Defense Oct 1st, 2019

You know you have the flu when the telltale symptoms of fever, body aches, coughing, and weakness strike. In vulnerable populations — such as the elderly or the very young — the flu can lead to serious complications, even death.  A flu shot can protect you from these miserable symptoms,...

Get Rid of Loose, Sagging Skin With TempSure Envi Skin Tightening Sep 4th, 2019

Gravity and time take a toll on your skin. Aging, weight loss and pregnancy can all leave you with sagging skin on your face and body — not to mention unsightly cellulite.  Previously, your treatment options were invasive and painful, involving blood loss, risk of infection and a long recovery....

What Are the Benefits of Our Direct Primary Care Program Aug 15th, 2019

At CostCare, we offer a direct primary care (DPC) program that is a value-added benefit for individuals and employers. This added employee benefit involves paying the practice a monthly, quarterly, or annual fee that covers all or most of the primary care services, such as clinical, laboratory, and consultative services. ...

What’s a Well-Child Exam? Jul 10th, 2019

A well-child visit helps ensure your child is on track for growth and timely immunizations. This appointment also catches any health or development issues early, so your child can get early treatment and not have to deal with complications later.  Further, if you have questions about your child’s nutrition, safety,...

What Types of Injuries Can I Bring to the Walk-in Clinic? Jun 11th, 2019

Accidents happen. Illnesses come on suddenly. Time is running out to get your physical and commercial driver’s license for work. These are just some of the ways our walk-in clinic at CostCare can help. We welcome patients to come in and be seen by a health care provider without an...

SculpSure, Icon, or Tempsure: Which Mother's Day Gift is Right for You? May 6th, 2019

As a mom, you do a lot, and you deserve a special treat on Mother’s Day. Help yourself look and feel great with an aesthetic treatment offered at CostCare. The one you choose depends on your most immediate aesthetic complaint. Do you want a slimmer, more sculpted physique? Rejuvenated skin...

More Than a Pap Smear: Here's What Else Goes Into Women's Health Apr 23rd, 2019

A regular Pap smear is an important part of evaluating a woman’s cervical health, but there’s a lot more to your body. At CostCare, we offer comprehensive exams and screenings to ensure a woman’s whole body is healthy. Consider the spectrum of health needs of women, and know that CostCare...

Improve Your Quality of Life With CostCare’s Nutritional Boot Camp Mar 11th, 2019

CostCare BootCamp™ greatly increases the chances that you’ll reach your dietary goals. Offered three times per year, the program offers face-to-face counseling and tangible adjustments to help you change your nutritional habits so you live a healthier life. In just six weeks, you learn nutritional techniques to boost your health...

Our Corporate Wellness Program Keeps Employees Healthy Feb 1st, 2019

Healthy employees are happier and more productive. Workplace wellness programs can cut down on days missed due to illness, and lower your workers’ compensation costs. A healthier staff has better morale and promotes a more welcoming work environment, reducing staff turnover and improving employee relations. CostCare teams up with your...

Fight Signs of Aging with TempSure Envi Jan 17th, 2019

Surgery isn’t your only recourse when your face starts to give away your age. A 20-minute TempSure™ Envi treatment can give you a tauter, less wrinkled complexion with minimal downtime. Such a treatment may sound too good to be true, but TempSure Envi is the real deal. The procedure is...

Learn About the Year-Long Benefits of Our Costcare Direct Primary Care Program Dec 17th, 2018

Keeping track of what’s “covered” under your insurance plan is next to impossible. At CostCare, we have a solution to help you not have to worry about costs when you come to our clinic. The Direct Primary Care Program has you pay a monthly fee for unlimited office visits and...

Holiday Parties and Photos: The Perfect Excuse to Book Your Aesthetic Treatments Nov 26th, 2018

When it’s the season for holiday gatherings and photo shoots, you want to look your best. Face it: You see some of these people, such as your family, only once a year. Give them something to talk about for the next 365 days. At CostCare, you can take advantage of...

Cold or Flu: How You Can Tell the Difference Oct 31st, 2018

When you got out of bed this morning feeling a bit sluggish and achy, you thought you were probably coming down with a cold. By midday, when you developed chest discomfort, a sore throat, and a cough, your suspicions seemed to be confirmed. But by the end of the day,...

Stop That Muffin Top for Good: Everything You Need to Know About SculpSure Sep 1st, 2018

Do you try to tuck in the muffin top above your waist before you tighten your belt? Have you given up tucking in your shirts because your love handles stick out like spare tires on either side of your body? If so, CostCare located in Missoula, Montana has a surgery-free...

LOCAL PHYSICIAN OPENS NEW PRACTICE FOCUSING ON ‘QUALITY INSTEAD OF QUANTITY’- FLATHEAD BEACON Jul 23rd, 2018

GLACIER DIRECT PRIMARY CARE CHARGES PATIENTS A MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP RATE FOR ACCESS TO A PERSONAL DOCTORBY MADELEINE LAMON // JUL 23, 2018In early 2017, Dr. Lexi Tabor-Manaker was frustrated with medicine. She had dreamed of being a doctor since she was a young girl, but she was beginning to question her...

VALLEY JOURNAL: DIRECT PRIMARY CARE CLINIC TO OPEN IN POLSON Jun 7th, 2018

Issue Date: 6/6/2018Last Updated: 6/5/2018 2:53:25 PM | By Mary AuldIt is no secret that health insurance can be confusing, expensive, and impersonal. Local doctor Cara Harrop will provide an alternative to that system when she opens a pureHealth DPC, a direct primary care clinic, in Polson this summer.Harrop has practiced family...

THE COST OF HEALTH CARE Apr 8th, 2018

Originally posted on April 8, 2018I recently came across an interesting article in the February edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) discussing the medical cost associated with billing insurance. Several comments stood out in the article. First, in the United States the cost of billing for primary...

DIRECT PRIMARY CARE…UP AND RUNNING Mar 4th, 2018

Originally posted on March 4, 2018 Our transition plan from one of insurance-based fee-for-schedule to our direct primary care (DPC) monthly membership is in full swing. We have close to 200 people signed up and a few more trickle in each day. As a clinician, I feel more connected to patients as...

COSTCARE DIRECT Feb 1st, 2018

The first month has been very busy and exciting for us. We truly believe this is the way forward for primary care and cost savings in health. Our emphasis on disease prevention and early disease detection is critical in keeping the costs of healthcare down. Maybe even more critical is...

2018 FLU SEASON: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW Jan 29th, 2018

Our influenza season is running hot this year, and I’m not talking about the temperatures. Montana in general has wide spread flu activity with cases of both influenza A and B in the mix. The flu vaccine has been somewhat effective with the CDC estimating 30% coverage for the strains...

NEW HEALTHCARE MODEL TO DEBUT IN MISSOULA-KPAX Dec 13th, 2017

MISSOULA – Facetiming, texting or emailing with a personal physician is part of a new healthcare model that will launch at a Missoula-based medical walk-in clinic.CostCare will be modifying their Mullan Road location to “Direct Primary Care” on Jan. 1. The new model will offer routine medical care at a low...

DIRECT PRIMARY CARE COMING TO MISSOULA DESPITE GOVERNOR’S VETO-KGVO Dec 13th, 2017

Originally published on December 13, 2017Few Montanans have experience with direct primary care health models, largely because state regulations have made these models more difficult to implement. Basically, in direct primary care, health services are provided based on a fixed monthly rate “directly,” skipping the use of insurance altogether.  Co-owner...

NEW HEALTH CARE MODEL GIVEN LEGAL CLEARANCE TO BE TESTED IN MISSOULA- MISSOULIAN Dec 8th, 2017

Originally posted on December 8, 2017A new, monthly fee-based health care model that does away with insurance billing got legal approval from Montana’s top insurance watchdog this week to be rolled out by a Missoula company.CostCare, a Missoula-based medical walk-in clinic, will be changing its Mullan Road location to the...

DIRECT PRIMARY CARE, TWICE VETOED BY GOVERNOR, ADVANCED BY ROSENDALE- MISSOULIAN Dec 5th, 2017

Originally posted on December 5, 2017He called direct primary care a “good alternative for many people seeking routine or basic health care treatment.”“Montanans should have as many options on the table as possible to meet their health care needs as they see fit,” Rosendale said. “Direct primary care is yet...

MISSOULA HEALTH CLINIC TO CUT PATIENT COSTS BY OFFERING DIRECT PRIMARY CARE Dec 1st, 2017

Dr. Carol Bridges, who co-founded CostCare in 2007, said the clinic will step away from the health insurance model to offer “direct primary care” starting in January for $70 a month. (Martin Kidston/Missoula Current)Originally posted on December 1, 2017Missoula health clinic to cut patient costs by offering direct primary careA...