PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In the midst of the cold and flu season, SprigHealth.com is offering timely appointments with one of the largest pediatric practices in the area, Oregon Pediatrics. Prices on Sprig average 20 to 30 percent below the standard market rate for cash paying customers. The Pediatric clinic has 15 providers and now offers same day appointments for children who need care.
SprigHealth.com is an online marketplace where individuals and families can search for a doctor, schedule an appointment, pay in advance with a credit card and go get the care that they need. Individuals can choose any provider, based on their health care needs. No insurance is required on sprighealth.com, anyone who wants to pay cash for medical services can schedule an appointment, and there is no cost to join.
"As a mother of two children, I know what it's like to awaken to a sick child, only to have my pediatrician's office say they have no available appointments until the following day or at a time that isn't convenient for my family's schedule," said president of Sprig Health Kris Gorriaran. "We understand the challenges families face in getting timely pediatric appointments, and that's why we are especially excited to offer parents a way to see a great doctor quickly and at a great price."
Since Sprig Health launched in October 2011, over 150 providers have joined this online marketplace. The site currently offers appointments in the Portland metropolitan area. Sprig Health provides a common-sense alternative to traditional health insurance by giving individuals and families, insured or uninsured, direct access to doctors and health care services at a straightforward price. The online marketplace gives providers a way to publish available appointments, and since they do not have to deal with insurance claims or billing, the savings are shared with patients.
Oregon Pediatrics is a full-service pediatric practice offering comprehensive care for infants, children and young adults at clinics in Clackamas, N.E. Portland, Happy Valley and Tualatin. For more information about Oregon Pediatrics, visit www.oregonpediatrics.com.
About Sprig Health
Sprig Health provides a common-sense alternative to traditional health insurance: direct, individual access to health services at a fair price. Sprig Health's website provides a simple, "no insurance required" model that shares savings between providers and patients. Sprig is a subsidiary of Cambia Health Solutions. For more information about Sprig Health, please visit www.SprigHealth.com, or follow us at Facebook/sprighealth and @SprigHealth to get exclusive deals. For health related insights, visit our blog http://blog.sprighealth.com.
SOURCE Sprig Health