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Direct Primary Care

A benefit available to Johns Hopkins Health System employees in calendar year 2022

dpc The DPC team: Staff and providers. 

You care for our patients. Let us care for you.

Now, more than ever, it is important to take care of yourself. That’s why the Johns Hopkins Health System will once again offer employees and their adult dependents (age 18 or older) an opportunity to participate in an innovative primary care practice called Direct Primary Care.

With in-person and virtual-care offerings, Direct Primary Care has options that allow you to manage your health care needs on your schedule.

  • Same-day appointments; in-person and virtually
  • Longer hours
  • Video visits
  • Virtual consultations
  • MyChart messages and online scheduling
  • After-hours calls with a DPC provider

Enrollment for 2021

Open enrollment for all Johns Hopkins Health System entities is Oct. 13 – 29, 2021.

Current Direct Primary Care Members

Employees who elected Direct Primary Care for calendar year 2021 will automatically be reenrolled in the benefit for calendar year 2022. You will not need to re-elect Direct Primary Care during open enrollment.

If you elected Direct Primary Care during open enrollment 2021, but no longer wish to continue with the practice, you will need to disenroll during open enrollment.

New Election

If you are interested in enrolling in the Direct Primary Care benefit for calendar year 2022, you will need to select Direct Primary Care during open enrollment. Once inside the open enrollment platform, you will need to select Direct Primary Care, and then agree to the specific participation requirements.

View the 2022 Direct Primary Care Welcome Packet below for patient information. 

DPC Welcome Packet


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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

Meet Your Direct Primary Care Providers

As members of Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, the Direct Primary Care providers deliver personalized care that addresses your needs, so that you can maintain your health on your time.


 dpc DPC Providers: Melody Nangle, C.R.N.P., Norman Dy, M.D., and Carolyn Le, C.R.N.P.

The people who work there are a dedicated team that truly cares about my health and wellness. My provider listens to my health concerns and needs, and addresses them well. She even reaches out every so often via MyChart to see how I am doing.

~Employee at Howard County General Hospital

See what our providers and patients have to say about the practice.

Our Primary Care Services

Direct Primary Care offers additional benefits to your selected Employer Health Program (EHP) insurance plan. As part of this benefit, select primary care services are available through Direct Primary Care for no additional charge, including:

  • 8 primary care office or video visits, with no co-payment*
  • 1 annual physical
  • 1 flu vaccine
  • 6 rapid tests (any combination of flu, streptococcus, urine, pregnancy and A1C)
  • 1 electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Unlimited telephone consultation
  • Unlimited direct access through phone and MyChart portal
  • Unlimited blood draws and urine collections*

* Costs may be incurred for ancillary services conducted during the visit and for lab work.


Just like other Johns Hopkins Community Physicians practices, Direct Primary Care is there to support your care needs that extend beyond in-office services. If needed, our Direct Primary Care providers will work with you to find specialists such as radiologists, gynecologists and endocrinologists who are covered by your EHP insurance plan.


Direct Primary Care is available to all Johns Hopkins Health System employees, as well as adult dependents age 18 years or older. DPC is NOT available for Johns Hopkins University employees at this time.

Johns Hopkins Health System employees include:

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

Please Note: 

  • Members who enroll in Direct Primary Care must have a completed visit in the first three months of the calendar year to be considered an active member. A completed visit is considered any in-person, video or phone visit with a Direct Primary Care provider.
  • Members who do not complete a visit within the first three months of the calendar year will be considered inactive and will be removed from the program.

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