Frequently Asked Questions
What if I want to switch out of an FM plan?
If you would like to make a change, you can shop for a new plan through Freelancers Union during open enrollment. In the meantime, we encourage you to meet with Dr. Goforth and his team.
How do I join Freelancers Medical?
You can get access to Freelancers Medical by choosing an Empire BlueCross BlueShield plan that features Freelancers Medical, through Freelancers Union. Click here to learn more.
How much does it cost to go to Freelancers Medical?
Once you’re enrolled in an FM plan with a Medical Home rider, you can go to Freelancers Medical as many times as you want with no copay and no deductibles. You’ll have unlimited access to primary care services and free wellness classes and events. Please note that you will still be responsible for lab work and other services that are sent out to other providers, such as labs or specialists, as well as for visiting another physician, provider, urgent care clinic or emergency room (even if referred by Freelancers Medical).
How is Freelancers Medical different from the usual primary care?
Freelancers Medical is unique in the way your doctors treat you and the way your care is coordinated. In fact, we have a patient satisfaction rate that is far above industry standards!
At Freelancers Medical, we’re focused on wellness from a whole-person perspective. You’ll work with doctors and nurses who take the time to listen and get to know you. You’ll also be matched with a health coach who can help you develop a plan to be your healthiest and meet your goals.
Freelancers Medical also offers a host of programs to help you feel your best – yoga, meditation, nutrition counseling, creative classes, support groups, and more!
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What is the office like?
We have two state-of-the-art practices, one in downtown Brooklyn and one in lower Manhattan. Plenty of time is built into the appointment schedule to keep your wait time as short as possible.
Does Freelancers Medical include pediatric care?
Yes. The doctors are board certified in family practice and care for patients of all ages, including children.
My insurance plan doesn’t offer Freelancers Medical, can I still become a patient?
We’re sorry but no, the medical practice is only available by choosing a plan through Freelancers Union and Empire BlueCross BlueShield that has a medical home rider.
I already have a primary care doctor. Can I sign up for Freelancers Medical and still see my current doctor?
If you choose a plan that includes Freelancers Medical, you must designate one of the doctors from Freelancers Medical as your PCP. We invite you to come meet the doctors and health care professionals, each of whom would welcome the chance to provide you with the quality, personal health care you deserve.
What happens if I no longer have insurance with access to Freelancers Medical?
Freelancers Medical is built into certain insurance plans offered through Freelancers Union. If you stop your insurance, you won't be able to keep getting care through the Freelancers Medical program.
What do I do if I have questions for my doctor or health coach?
Doctors are always easy to reach, and responsive. Send an email or set up an appointment for a video chat or phone conversation. And of course you can come in – and even schedule same-day appointments when you need them.
If it's late at night or a weekend afternoon, you can always reach your doctor and get the help you need right away.