Since 2014, patients in California are able to see a licensed physical therapist without a doctors’s referral. This is thanks to a legislation called Direct Access that gives people the freedom to get treatment quickly.
Direct Access Details
California law AB1000 allows licensed physical therapists to provide evaluation and treatment for up to 45 calendar days or 12 visits, whichever occurs first. After this amount of time, patients may continue to see a physical therapist once they have received a referral from a surgeon or podiatrist.
Direct Access has many benefits including expedite treatment, faster recovery, and lower treatment costs. We will be happy to contact your insurance provider to determine your benefits in terms of direct access coverage. In many cases with direct access, insurance companies will reimburse you. Give us a call and we will work with you to establish a plan of care that will accomplish your goals and maintain efficiency of treatment.