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Direct Access

Understanding Direct Access

What is Direct Access?

In New York State, patients can schedule and attend Physical Therapy services directly without a physician's referral. 

Does Direct Access change insurance coverage? 

No! Most commercial insurances give you the same coverage with or without a referral. Contact our front office to find out if your insurance covers Direct Access. 

How does Direct Access benefit patients? 

The sooner you see a Physical Therapist following an injury, the sooner you can begin your recovery! Evaluation of your injury or condition early will often reduce the time and complexity of the healing process, so you can get back to your life. It is also a more efficient means of addressing musculoskeletal ailments. The outcomes of care, including improvement in function and decrease in pain, are better when patients seek care early and proactively.

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