Can I choose any physical therapy clinic for treatment?
Thanks to Direct Access laws, yes, you can choose!
The APTA’s website states, “Direct access means the removal of the physician referral mandated by state law to access physical therapist services for evaluation and treatment. Every state, the District of Columbia, and the US Virgin Islands allow for evaluation and some form of treatment without a physician referral.”
To put it another way, you can choose which clinic you want to go to instead of waiting for your primary care physician to refer you to one. This does not require a referral or a prescription! Your insurance may dictate where you can go if you want your treatment to be covered by insurance so this can limit your options. However at New You Health and Wellness we are a cash business (no problem with credit cards or checks either) and because of that, we work for you, not the insurance company. Unfortunately many clinics who take insurance treat you based on what is covered by your insurance.