Direct Access

Take charge with direct access

With Direct Access, you take control of your healthcare decisions by making an appointment with a licensed physical therapist right away!

Direct Access refers to the ability of patients to seek and receive physical and occupational therapy treatment without a referral from a physician or other healthcare providers. It allows individuals to have direct access to therapy services, empowering them to take control of their healthcare and expedite the process of receiving necessary treatment.
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In New York, direct access to physical and occupational therapy is permitted.

This means that individuals can directly seek and receive therapy services from licensed therapists without needing a referral from a physician. It gives patients the freedom to choose and initiate their therapy treatment independently.

With direct access, individuals experiencing musculoskeletal issues, injuries, or other conditions that can benefit from therapy can directly contact a licensed physical and occupational therapist in New York. The therapist will evaluate your condition, provide appropriate treatment, and develop a personalized plan of care to address your specific needs.

Direct access to physical and occupational therapy in New York offers several advantages. It eliminates the need for a delay in treatment while waiting for a physician referral, allows for quicker access to rehabilitation services, and can potentially reduce healthcare costs. However, it's important to note that some insurance plans may have specific requirements or limitations regarding direct access. We would be happy to review your plan and see if your insurance allows for direct access.