Did you know that you can be seen by a Physical Therapist and without a physician referral?
In Oregon, the law allows direct access to Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy without a physician’s referral (prescription). This is especially helpful for those of you with musculoskeletal injuries… Neck, low back, shoulder, hand, knee and ankle injuries. For injuries of the elbow, wrist and hand you can also see an occupational therapist without a physician’s referral.
Most insurance companies do not require a referral from your physician, but some do. When you call to make an appointment, our staff will let you know if a physician’s referral is required by your insurance company. If a referral is needed, we can often facilitate the process for you.
Motor Vehicle and Workers Compensation Injuries
Also, did you know that if you were involved in a Motor Vehicle Accident or Workers Compensation Injury, and if your Primary Care Physician is with Kaiser Permanente or Providence, that you can see any Physical Therapist or Occupational Therapist you choose? You do not necessarily need to stay within the Kaiser or Providence systems. Again, our staff will let you know if you can be seen!
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