INSURANCE AND BILLING INFORMATION
The state of California allows for direct patient access for physical therapy services A doctor's referral is not needed in order to be seen for physical therapy services under the following guidelines:
- If you are a cash pay patient, you can be seen by a physical therapist for 12 visits, or six weeks, whichever comes first, without a doctor's prescription.
- If you need continued treatment beyond that period then you would need to get a prescription from your doctor.
- Medicare, Worker's Compensation and some other forms of insurance require a doctor's prescription for treatment.
Some forms of insurance require pre-authorization for treatment.