Sprig Health Brings Portland a Simple Way to Get and Pay for Health Services

People with or without insurance can access doctors at a fair price at SprigHealth.com

Oct 13, 2011, 13:41 ET from Sprig Health

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Finding a great doctor and paying for health care is now easier with the launch of SprigHealth.com. Sprig Health is a website that provides an easy way to schedule appointments with local doctors at prices that are 20 to 30 percent below average. This new service is available for people with or without insurance coverage. Sprig Health has partnered with 60 Portland providers, with more practices joining every week.

"It was so easy to find a time that worked for my schedule. I compared the available times with my calendar, paid for the service and the appointment was confirmed," said Kristy Obritschkewitsch, a recent Sprig Health customer. "What was so great is that normally when I go see a practitioner, I don't know the price and then I get several bills. With Sprig Health there were no hidden costs. I'd refer Sprig Health to anyone because it was so simple to use."

"We've had a positive and growing response from providers in the Portland area. They see Sprig Health as an efficient way to reach and serve new patients," said Kristina Gorriaran, president of Sprig Health. "We are proud to introduce a common sense alternative to health insurance that benefits providers and patients. Our goal was to open doors that were previously closed to individuals in Portland, and we're delivering on that."

Sprig Health offers discounted rates through a highly efficient model that cuts administrative costs. Patients book and pre-pay for their visit (via credit card through SprigHealth.com), so there are no claim forms to file, errors to correct, or billing and collection activity. The savings from our "no insurance" model are shared between providers and patients.

People with or without insurance can book an appointment on www.SprigHealth.com . Selected services such as preventive visits, urgent care, complementary care, dental services, mammograms and diagnostic imaging are available on the site. Sprig Health is offered to Portland, Oregon area communities at this time.

About Sprig Health

Sprig Health is a website that offers simple access to doctors at a fair price, with or without health coverage. SprigHealth.com offers an efficient, "no insurance required" model that shares savings between providers and patients. Sprig Health is a subsidiary of The Regence Group. For more information about Sprig Health, please visit www.SprigHealth.com.

SOURCE Sprig Health