Access to physical therapy is expanding and it has never been easier to get the treatment you need. Did you know that you can come to physical therapy Jersey City, NJ without a referral from the physician first? Referred to as direct access, this makes the entire process a lot easier for patients.
Streamline Physical Therapy with Direct Access
In 2003, the New Jersey Legislature passed a law allowing individuals to visit a physical therapist directly without needing a referral or prescription from a physician first.
Seeing a Physical Therapist first can save both time and money by getting the care and treatment you need, sooner. Often presenting a few hoops to jump through before you can get started, healthcare can be expensive and time-consuming. That process alone can set someone back several weeks, not to mention a few insurance co-pays. In fact, a Merritt Hawkins study showed that the average wait time to see a physician is 24 days, up 30% from 2014.
Wouldn’t it be helpful to cut out a few steps (and save some money) by heading directly to your physical therapist in Jersey City, NJ?
You can! The streamlined process of direct access saves the step of going to the doctor first and helps patients get on the road to recovery faster.
Who Does Direct Access Benefit?
At Twin Boro, our goal is to ensure that each patient receives the highest quality of care available and that they’re able to access that care quickly.
Maybe you tweaked your lower back while doing yard work? Maybe you have been pushing yourself a little too hard for your next road race and that knee ache won’t let up, even after a couple days off. Or maybe you simply missed a step on the stairs and are feeling a twinge in your ankle. Other common problems could include neck pain, ankle sprains, shoulder pain, knee pains or other conditions that may be limiting your ability to function at home, work or sport.
Of course, medical diagnosis is required for serious injuries or illness, in which case physical therapists immediately refer the patient to the appropriate physician. In such cases physical therapist’s knowledge in differential diagnosis allows physical therapists to direct patients to appropriate physician specialty area.
Note: always speak with your insurance company first. Most insurance companies will reimburse for self-referral physical therapy services, although some still have different requirements; it depends on your particular insurance coverage.
Begin Treatment Right Away With a Jersey City, NJ Physical Therapist!
If you are experiencing aches and pains, having difficulty performing daily activities and are unsure if Physical Therapy may help, give us a call at one of our convenient NJ offices to learn more. You may be able to refer yourself to physical therapy for treatment.
Ready to schedule your physical therapy appointment? Find a location in Jersey City or surrounding New Jersey areas and take advantage of direct access today!
Twin Boro Jersey City, NJ Physical Therapy Locations
Jersey City Medical Center >>
395 GRAND ST. JERSEY CITY, NJ 07302
Jersey City Physical Therapy >>
1 NARDONE PLACE JERSEY CITY, NJ 07306