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OakLeaf Direct A Primary Care Solution for Employers

Oakleaf Direct is not insurance, but it works alongside self-funded insurance to improve access to primary care providers.

OakLeaf Direct is Direct Primary Care (DPC), an innovative and alternative payment model which improves access to high-value primary care providers.

The defining element of DPC models is the individual trusting relationship between a patient and their primary care provider. Claims are not submitted to insurance and no traditional fee for service reimbursement occurs. The removal of the "middleman" from the insurance process for primary care increases time available for patients, decreases out of pocket expenses, and decreases administrative burden and overhead.

OakLeaf Direct provides an opportunity for self-funded employers to improve overall employee wellness and to reduce administrative costs. Primary care services through OakLeaf Direct should meet many of your healthcare needs. If specialty or out of network care is necessary, your primary care provider will refer you to the best possible option. This encourages responsible, cost-conscious health care utilization.

Are you an employer or broker and want to learn more? Contact Kelsey Schwerdtfeger.

A High Value Primary Care Partnership

Receive individualized, compassionate care where trust is the center of the relationship with OakLeaf Direct. You or any family member on the plan can see any OakLeaf Direct clinician on the list for your primary and preventive care needs (5-64 years of age) at no cost to you. No deductible or co-pay for the office visit.

You can expect the following with OakLeaf Direct:

  • 24/7 Clinician Access
  • An Excellent Experience
  • The Best Possible Outcomes
  • Community-Based, High-Value Health Care

Receive the following covered services from an OakLeaf Direct provider:

  • Office & Preventative Care Visits
  • Common Labs and In-Office Tests
  • Preventive Counseling
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Ear Wax Removal
  • Influenza Vaccinations

If you are participating in OakLeaf Direct through your employer, call 715.552.9797 to schedule.

Locations offering OakLeaf Direct:

OakLeaf Clinics - Amy Ludwikowski, MD
431 E Clairemont Ave, Suite C • Eau Claire

OakLeaf Clinics - Chippewa Falls
855 Lakeland Drive • Chippewa Falls

OakLeaf Clinics - Eau Claire Medical Clinic
3802 W Oakwood Mall Dr • Eau Claire

OakLeaf Clinics - OakLeaf Pediatrics
3213 Stein Blvd. • Eau Claire

OakLeaf Clinics - OB/GYN
3213 Stein Blvd. • Eau Claire

OakLeaf Clinics - Pine Grove Family Medicine: Clairemont
2741 N Clairemont Ave, Suite D • Eau Claire

OakLeaf Clinics - Pine Grove Family Medicine: Stein
3221 Stein Blvd, Suite 4 • Eau Claire

OakLeaf Clinics - Southside Medical Clinic
714 W Hamilton Ave • Eau Claire

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I schedule care?

Oakleaf Direct members must first select a participating primary care provider. Once a provider is selected, you may contact OakLeaf Direct for assistance with questions and scheduling at (715) 552-9797 Monday - Friday between 8am and 5pm. Request an appointment using our online form.

What ages does OakLeaf Direct apply to?

OakLeaf Direct provides primary and preventative care services for employees or dependents between the ages of 5 and 64. Members under 5 or over 64 may arrange for these services from another provider under the standard terms and provisions of their Health Plan. Urgent care needs are covered for children under 5.

What happens if I need care for OakLeaf Direct covered services outside normal office hours?

24/7 access to your physician is important. For after-hours access between 5:00 pm and 8:00 am, please contact the DPC number at 715-552-9797. We will connect you to your PCP or an on-call provider who can assist you with care needs.

What happens when I or someone in my family needs to urgently see our primary care provider, but the provider is not available?

OakLeaf Direct patients can see any direct primary care provider for urgent needs. Please call (715) 552-9797 to be triaged to an on-call physician.

What labs are covered by OakLeaf Direct?
  • General Health Panel*
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel**
  • Basic Metabolic Panel***
  • Complete Blood Count
  • Cervical Cancer Screening
  • Glucose Blood Test
  • HgA1C
  • Lipid Panel
  • PSA
  • Rapid Strep Test
  • Strep Test Culture
  • TSH
  • Urinalysis
  • Urine Pregnancy

*A general health panel includes a Comprehensive Metabolic panel, a CBC and a TSH (thyroid test).

**A Comprehensive Metabolic panel includes: Albumin, total Bilirubin, total Calcium, Carbon dioxide, Chloride, Creatinine, Glucose, Phosphatase, Potassium, total Protein, Sodium, ALT/AST (liver enzyme tests), Urea Nitrogen (BUN).

*** A Basic Metabolic Panel includes: Carbon Dioxide, total Calcium, Chloride, Creatinine, Glucose, Potassium, Sodium, Urea Nitrogen (BUN).