Direct Access

VA Direct Access Law:

You are now able to directly access a physical therapist without a referral from a physician or other health care practitioner! If you have a problem that may benefit from the skilled services of a physical therapist, you may come in for an evaluation and up to 30 days of treatment. Direct access to physical therapy is fantastic because it allows you to get the care you need right away, without the unnecessary delay of waiting for a doctor’s appointment and referral. Although direct access to physical therapy care is now allowed by law, some insurance carriers continue to require referral before they will pay for physical therapy services. Please call our office today and we will let you know whether your plan will pay for direct access. Even with direct access, we strongly value collaboration and communication with your physician or other health care providers and we coordinate care with your doctor if it turns out that physical therapy is not right for you. Direct access to physical therapy without a referral allows you to start care sooner and get better faster, saving time and money

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