Do I qualify for direct access to physical therapy if I am a Medicare patient?
Medicare patients who visit our Galveston Island location without a referral can be seen for an initial evaluation. If the physical therapist determines you are a candidate for physical therapy, the treatment plan will be sent to your healthcare provider for signature. After receiving a signed plan of care, physical therapy can continue.
What if I don’t have a referring healthcare provider at the time of my initial evaluation?
Treatment may begin if it is determined that physical therapy is required. If you don’t have a referring healthcare provider, Tideway physical therapists can provide information to assist you in securing a referral, so that treatment can continue uninterrupted.
Will insurance cover direct access to physical therapy?
Insurance coverage for physical therapy under Direct Access is covered by most insurance plans. However, the rules of coverage may vary from one provider to another. We encourage you to talk to your insurance company to confirm coverage requirements.