Welcome to Smart Choice Medical Clinic & Primary Care Located in Tyler, TX
Smart Choice Medical Clinic is a primary care clinic that provides a cash-pay per-visit option and a membership option. We provide excellent non-urgent care for individuals that don’t have insurance. We are conveniently located at 3347 Old Jacksonville Rd Tyler, TX 75701. For more information, please call us or schedule an appointment online. We serve patients from Tyler TX, Bullard TX, Troup TX, Jacksonville TX, Dogwood City TX, Whitehouse TX, Flint TX, and Gresham TX.
Are you someone who has no insurance at your job, a self-employed person, teacher, healthcare worker, waitress, hairdresser, small business owner, freelancer, yard person, or 1099 contractor, etc. who needs medical care? Then schedule an appointment at Smart Choice Medical Clinic. We offer a unique model of healthcare along with a cost-saving membership option for hard-working people having no insurance, or with high deductibles. Smart Choice is the right choice for those seeking exceptional medical care for optimum health at an affordable cost for everyday medical needs. Although no insurance is accepted at SCMC, the no-insurance model is actually a less costly and more efficient process for all the participating parties. This equates to higher quality health care, including better relationships between the provider and patients, leaving all the decision-making between the patient and the provider, with a personalized approach to diagnosis and treatment. Come see us at Smart Choice Medical Clinic and experience the care that you deserve.
How is Smart Choice Medical Clinic different from other clinics?
As a primary care clinic, Smart Choice provides care for allergies, acute illnesses, chronic conditions, skin conditions, and much more. Our clinic has a strong emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention, with many of our services available in-office and via telemedicine. We have also partnered with specialists around the country to provide eConsult service for when more advance medical insight is needed which will save you time and money. At Smart Choice, we’re patient-centered, everyone is welcome, and we treat each patient with dignity, respect, and appreciation. Also, we have a unique model of healthcare along with a cost-saving membership option!
Conditions Treated Via Telemedicine
- Colds and flu
- Insect bites
- Respiratory infections
- Prevention and wellness
- Sore throats
- Urinary tract infections
Does Smart Choice accept insurance?
Our clinic has a model of healthcare that finally addresses a huge segment of the population who are working individuals struggling with today’s skyrocketing medical costs and insurance premiums. So, if you’re a contractor, self-employed individual, small business owner, freelancer, teacher, college student, or other individual who needs a primary care provider, come see us at Smart Choice to experience the care you deserve and can afford. With a Smart Choice membership, your costs could be even more affordable. Smart Choice provides services on a cash-payment basis, with payment at the time of service, and doesn’t consider insurance as a form of payment.
What are our reasons for not taking insurance?
We consider it a much better and preferred way to take care of patients, as there’s no insurance hassle, paperwork, wasted resources, and mandates. This in turn creates a healthy relationship between our professionals and their patients. Our membership option fosters this relationship.
What types of payments are accepted?
We accept cash, cashier’s check, debit card, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover.
What should I bring to my first visit?
Please bring in your form of payment, a photo ID and a list of any medications you’re currently taking.
What can I expect at my appointment?
First, you’ll be greeted and checked in by our receptionist. If the forms we need weren’t already completed online, we’ll provide you with the forms to be filled out in the clinic. After the forms are reviewed, you’ll be given an approximate wait time. When you are next, a medical assistant or nurse will escort you to a private room for your visit. At the end of the visit, if applicable, you’ll get a summary of your treatment, a recommendation, a prescription, a referral, and/or a follow-up appointment booking.
Will I receive a bill?
No, you will never receive a bill. Payments are made at the time of service. If you are a member of Smart Choice Medical Clinic, your monthly membership fee will cover your clinic visit.
How is the clinic staffed?
Smart Choice Medical Clinic is staffed by certified nurse practitioners, medical assistants, and/or nurses. The nurse practitioners maintain a collaborative practice agreement with an independent physician, facilitating consultation as needed.
What is a nurse practitioner?
A nurse practitioner is a healthcare professional who is fully licensed, credentialed, and clinically experienced to provide primary healthcare. The nurse practitioner is trained to diagnose and treat a wide range of basic medical conditions, perform and interpret certain diagnostic tests, manage a wide array of medical conditions, administer vaccinations, make appropriate referrals for specialty or more advanced care, and prescribe medication when appropriate. Where required by law, nurse practitioners maintain a collaborative practice agreement with an independent physician and facilitate consultation as needed.
Does Smart Choice Medical Clinic see children?
Smart Choice is a primary care clinic that only accepts patients aged 16 and up.
What can be done for afterhours needs?
If your issue is an emergency, please call 911 or report to the nearest ER (emergency room).
If you are a member with Smart Choice Medical Clinic, a provider will easily be accessible by phone, text, or email after office hours until 9 PM during weekdays (Monday to Friday), and until 10 PM during weekends (Saturday and Sunday).
How can I make an appointment or set up a meet-and-greet?
You can contact Smart Choice Medical Clinic directly or book an appointment or meet-and-greet with us online. We’d be happy to hear from you for any reason, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you, a family member, or your whole family needs care from our primary care team here at Smart Choice! We serve Tyler TX and beyond.
Guerda Johnson, APRN, FNP-C is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner with over 15 years of overall healthcare experience. She has worked in various hospital settings, private practice, and correctional care.