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Direct Primary Care

A new pilot benefit available to Johns Hopkins Health System employees in calendar year 2019

Your schedule is packed. Between work and home responsibilities, it can be difficult to make time to care for your health.

Direct Primary Care understands that and offers Johns Hopkins Health System employees (see below for list of employers) who elect to participate in the program — as well as their dependents age 18 years or older — 24/7 access to select primary care services when and where they need them. Participants receive up to eight free appointments with a designated primary care provider in calendar year 2019. There are no additional costs to your selected Employer Health Program (EHP) insurance plan to participate in Direct Primary Care.

Located on the Howard County General Hospital campus starting January 2019, Direct Primary Care offers longer in-person appointment times, same-day appointments and extended office hours. Members can also connect with a Direct Primary Care provider through video visits*, virtual consultations, MyChart messages and an after-hours phone line. 

*Individuals who utilize video visits must be located in the state of Maryland during the time of the video visit. Direct Primary Care providers are only licensed to care for patients in the state of Maryland.

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Johns Hopkins Direct Primary Care: A Pilot Benefit for Health System Employees in 2019

Direct Primary Care is a new benefit offered to Johns Hopkins Health System employees and their adult dependents (18 years or older) who elect an Employer Health Program insurance plan in 2019. The pilot benefit offers 24/7 access to select primary care services. Participants will receive up to eight free appointments with a Direct Primary Care provider in calendar year 2019.

Meet Your Direct Primary Care Team

As Johns Hopkins Community Physicians clinicians, our providers deliver personalized care that addresses your needs so that you can maintain your health on your time.


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Norman M. Dy, M.D.



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Carolyn Le, D.N.P., C.R.N.P.


FAQ with Direct Primary Care Provider, Carolyn Le, C.R.N.P

Carolyn Le, a certified registered nurse practitioner, shares why she decided to become a provider with Johns Hopkins Direct Primary Care. The pilot benefit is available to Johns Hopkins Health System employees in calendar year 2019.






The Direct Primary Care practice is located on the Howard County General Hospital campus in the Medical Arts Building (MAB): 
11085 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 103
Columbia, Maryland 21044

Phone: 240-865-5500
Fax: 410-500-4250

Our Primary Care Services

Many standard primary care services are available through Direct Primary Care for no additional charge to your selected EHP insurance plan, including:

  • 8 FREE office visits
  • 1 annual physical
  • 1 flu vaccine
  • 6 rapid tests (flu, strep, urine, pregnancy, A1c)
  • 1 EKG
  • Unlimited telephone consultation
  • Unlimited direct access through MyChart portal and phone
  • Unlimited blood draws and urine collections
  • Unlimited prescription refills
  • Unlimited prior authorizations of medications
  • Unlimited referral management
  • Unlimited care coordination

To support your care needs that extend beyond these services, our providers work with you to find specialists who are supported by your EHP insurance plan, such as radiologists, gynecologists and endocrinologists.

Resources & Learn More

Below are additional resources to help you learn more about Direct Primary Care and determine if this benefit may be best for you and your family.

How to Disenroll

In order to provide the best experience for our patients, EHP will handle DPC termination requests. EHP members will be able to select a PCP on the call with EHP staff in real time. You can reach EHP customer service with the following phone numbers:

  • 410-424-4450

  • 800-261-2393

  • 866-276-7889


Eligible Members

Direct Primary Care is available to you as a Johns Hopkins Health System employee, as well as your dependents who are age 18 years or older. While no pediatric services are offered under Direct Primary Care, you still have coverage for your children through your EHP selected plan.

Johns Hopkins Health System employees include:

  • Howard County General Hospital
  • Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Johns Hopkins Community Physicians
  • Johns Hopkins Health Care
  • Johns Hopkins Health System
  • Johns Hopkins Home Care Group
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine International
  • Sibley Memorial Hospital
  • Suburban Hospital


Still have unanswered questions? Watch the Webinar: "Your Questions about Direct Primary Care, Answered," featuring DPC physician Norman Dy, M.D., and Steven Kravet, M.D. - president of Johns Hopkins Community Physicians.

Direct Primary Care Webinar

Questions? Email