Direct Access

Direct AccessDid you know that you can see a Physical Therapist without a doctor’s prescription or referral?

In 2002, Pennsylvania passed legislation allowing physical therapists to see patients directly without a prescription from a doctor. This program is called Direct Access and most insurances will cover these services.

Direct Access allows you to see an OSPTA physical therapist right away, so that you can receive the care you need NOW!

Evidence suggests that the sooner an injury is treated, the quicker the recovery. Early access to physical therapy can prevent chronic conditions, decrease medical costs, and reduce the use of medication.

If you have any questions about Direct Access, please contact any of our offices for more information.