Direct Access

Most states are considered "direct access". This means that you can directly receive physical therapy services without having to receive a referral from a doctor. 

Some insurance companies require referrals for coverage, so it is important to check with your insurance company when making an appointment.

Most states are “direct access” for physical therapy care. This term refers to your ability as a patient to directly seek and receive physical therapy services without first obtaining a referral from another healthcare provider, such as a primary care physician.

This means that if you’re dealing with issues like back pain, sports injuries, or post-surgery rehabilitation, you have the option to connect directly with a licensed physical therapist. This streamlined access can potentially save you time and effort, allowing you to begin your journey to recovery sooner.

While direct access is allowed by state law, certain insurance plans may still require a referral for coverage purposes. Therefore, it’s recommended to check with your insurance provider to understand the specific requirements and ensure that you are well-informed about the coverage related to direct access services in your state.

Don’t let pain or discomfort hold you back. Explore the possibilities of direct access to physical therapy care and take the first step towards a healthier, more active lifestyle today.