DIRECT ACCESS

WHAT IS DIRECT ACCESS?

Direct Access allows a patient to be evaluated and treated by a Physical Therapist without a prescription from a medical doctor.  Patients can be seen for up to 10 visits within a 30 day period.  If the patient is better at the end of that time they will be discharged from PT.  If further care is needed they will be referred to their physician for a consultation and to obtain a prescription to continue PT if it is still warranted.  

How does it work?  

If you feel you have a problem, pain or injury that may benefit from the skilled services of a physical therapist, Direct Access may be an option. Contact our office and let the front desk know you would like to be seen via Direct Access.  Once evaluated the therapist will determine if further evaluation or treatment is needed.

Simply stated, the sooner an injury is treated, the quicker the recovery. Waiting for an appointment with a physician can impede the healing process because effective treatment is delayed. 

MOST PRIVATE INSURANCE COMPANIES ( NOT ALL ) ALLOW for DIRECT ACCESS

NOTE THAT MEDICARE PATIENTS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR DIRECT ACCESS

 *** PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE TO CHECK TO SEE IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR DIRECT ACCESS.***