What is Direct Access?
Direct access is the removal of a physician referral mandated by state law to access physical therapy for evaluation and treatment. Every state allows for evaluation and some sort of treatment without a physician referral. However, some restrictions remain in place and vary state by state. In New York State, treatment can be rendered by a Licensed PT without a referral for 10 visits or 30 days, whichever comes first. The Licensed PT must have practiced PT on a full time basis for no less than 3 years and be at least 21 years of age. Most insurances allow for direct access with the exception of Medicare, Worker's Compensation, and No Fault insurances. Any questions or want to make an appointment, give us a call. We are here to help you reach your goals and improve your quality of life.