How to start your physical therapy treatment plan
• California law allows licensed physical therapists to treat you without obtaining a referral from your doctor. Please keep in mind: After 12 visits or 45 days (whichever comes first), a doctor must sign off on any further treatment.
NOTE: While we can see you without a prescription or referral, your insurance network may still require a referral to cover the costs of your visits. Please contact your insurance provider to determine their coverage requirements for physical therapy treatment.
• Come by our office or call to make an appointment for an evaluation.
• A referral is NOT required for independent exercise programs.
You can save time on your first appointment by filling out your paperwork ahead of time.
These forms can be downloaded here: Emerald Bay PT Patient Forms (PDF format).