Experience the freedom and simplicity of direct primary care.
Forward Family Healthcare, a family practice clinic located in Kearney, NE.
Since we don’t have quotas to make, your visit won’t be rushed. We’ll take the time to carefully listen and hear you, and then ask questions to help you make decisions about the care you need.
Your doctor is your doctor. We believe trust is a key component in the sacred relationship between physician and patient. This means you’ll have access and continuity of care to build and maintain a trusted relationship over time with your doctor.
Our pricing and fees are clear and straightforward. You won’t experience hidden fees, co-pays, surprise bills, or unknown costs. We value transparency in all that we offer.
How it Works
A direct primary care clinic simplifies healthcare by removing insurance companies and the many layers between you and your doctor typically experienced in traditional clinics. Instead, for a monthly fee, you can visit or contact your doctor as many times as needed.
Call (308) 251-7474 or email email@example.com to set up your first medical appointment.
If you prefer to use your insurance plan for laboratory testing, we are happy to offer this option as well. Your insurance plan can also be used for outside testing/ procedures, referrals, medications, therapies, etc.
When you need an appointment, just call! All visits are included in your membership.
If you have questions, just call or use one of our secure messaging options!
Jenna Derr, MD
From the age of four, Dr. Derr knew she would be a doctor. Ever since then, she’s had a heart for others’ wellbeing and has a long-held passion for making sure others are well and taken care of. Fast forward to today and she’s honored and grateful to practice her unique brand of care and medicine. Integrity, honesty, excellence drive Dr. Derr’s abilities to come alongside her patients, to walk with them with encouragement and compassion, and to lead them as they seek and maintain healthy and well-lived lives.
Kristi Dorsey, RN
Kristi wanted to be a nurse ever since she was a little girl and has always felt the need to help people with their health in some form. Throughout her nursing career, Kristi has found she truly enjoys providing patient education and care coordination. She believes it is her mission to provide patients with compassionate care, and that every patient deserves to feel understood and supported in their medical decisions. Kristi is thankful that patients have so many options to address their medical needs, and is excited to be part of the unique model of care at Forward Family Healthcare.
No hidden fees, unknown costs, co-pays, or surprise bills.
At Forward Family Healthcare, we value transparent pricing. Not only does your membership include all visits, but if you have any extra services completed, you’ll know exactly how much they’ll cost.
If you’re interested in Forward Family Healthcare but would like to get to know us before signing up, we offer a complimentary meet and greet visit. Please call (308) 251-7474 to schedule.
* Medical care will not be provided during this visit.
For a limited time, you can experience the difference at Forward Family Healthcare as a non-member at $175 per 30 minute visit. If needed, labs, tests, procedures, and IV therapies are offered at an additional cost.
Ages Newborn – 18
*with adult membership
Ages Newborn – 18
*without adult membership
Acute COVID Care Coordination
Because of the in-depth and personalized attention required to give you the best possible COVID care, Dr. Derr offers in-person and/or virtual visits, paired with regular check-ins for up to 2 weeks if needed. Her staff will also assist you on your road to recovery. Contact the clinic for an appointment. $200 with limited availability.
Care includes coordination of:
• Prescription medications
• Over the counter supplements
• Medical equipment
• Delivery of at-home oxygen, if needed
IV Therapy, as indicated, can also be administered, through our clinic.
Frequently Asked Questions
If I join Family Forward Healthcare, do I still need insurance?
Yes. The Forward Family Healthcare membership is NOT an insurance plan. Your membership fee covers primary care services but doesn't cover major surgery or hospitalizations. It also doesn’t cover care required from other physicians and medical professionals.
In general, direct primary care (DPC) memberships can pair well with high deductible health plans or medical cost sharing plans. We recommend you consult an insurance broker to decide what plan makes the most sense for you
Do you accept insurance?
No. We do not bill your insurance company for the services we provide. And we are thankful not to! As a member of Forward Family Healthcare, you have access to our discounted labs/testing options, as well as medications from our upcoming in-house pharmacy. You will never have hidden or surprise fees - anything outside of your membership fee will be discussed prior to the procedure or test performed.
However, if you prefer, we are able to order labs, testing, imaging, referrals, and supplies through your insurance company. You can also choose any pharmacy that provides you with the best options as well. There is tremendous flexibility with our transparent model of care.
Are your services eligible for HSA or FSA reimbursement?
Direct Primary Care may qualify as a reimbursable expense through your Health Savings Account (HSA) and may also qualify under the Affordable Care Act. Due to regulatory fluctuations, please contact the administrator of your HSA directly to determine if your membership fee with Forward Family Healthcare is reimbursable.
Is this concierge medicine?
No. Direct primary care (DPC) is different from concierge medicine. However, in concept they are quite similar in that they both work to provide a more personalized healthcare approach with enhanced access for a smaller group of patients.
Concierge practices typically charge an annual or monthly retainer for their services, as well as billing a patient’s insurance company directly. The average annual retainer fee is between $1200-1500 plus additional insurance-driven fees required per visit, labs, tests, or procedures. DPC practices typically have membership fees that are $100 per month and usually do not bill insurance for their services.
What’s included with my monthly membership?
If I don’t see the doctor often, do I really need to join?
Yes! It’s important to have a primary care physician you can trust. Yearly visits are excellent opportunities to stay up to date on your health and wellness, with recommended evaluations and preventive care, personalized for you! There may also be times you are ill and need to seek care unexpectedly - at home or on the road - and having direct access to your own doctor will prove invaluable.
A unique benefit with direct primary care, is that you maintain a relationship with the same doctor. So even if you don’t come in frequently, your doctor will be able to give you the best possible care based upon your individual needs.
I have Medicare, can I sign up?
Absolutely! We believe our services are highly valuable to medicare-eligible people. Our model allows us more time to listen to you and to coordinate your care with other members of your healthcare team, as well as family and other caregivers. If you are in a care facility, home visits are also included in our membership.
Do you accept patients with pre-existing conditions?
Yes. We accept patients without any limits on pre-existing conditions.
What if I decide to cancel?
If you decide to cancel, it's easy, just let us know. There is no financial penalty to cancel enrollment. However, any re-enrollment will be subject to a fee of $150.00.
I own a small business. Are there options for providing healthcare for my employees?
Absolutely! We look forward to partnering with you to bring our quality services to your employees. Please contact us to learn more.
Do you offer telehealth services?
Yes! We value accessibility and patient convenience, all while maintaining quality standards of care. We will use our telehealth services any time it may help save a trip to the office.
What about specialty care?
At Forward Family Healthcare, we work with a variety of specialists and will communicate carefully, effectively, and consistently to bring you the most complete care possible.
What if I need medical attention while I’m away from home?
Many illnesses can be diagnosed and treated with a simple conversation or virtual visit. Your access doesn’t change when you leave town! We will also help you locate a nearby pharmacy or other services if needed.