No. In the state of Massachusetts physical therapists have what is known as direct access. This means that a patient can go directly to their physical therapist without seeing their doctor first. Physical therapists are highly educated with most programs now requiring doctorate degrees. They are highly skilled at evaluating musculoskeletal and movement disorders and can easily identify if your condition needs further diagnostic testing by your doctor or specialist. In instances where the insurance dictates a referral from your doctor we can help guide you in obtaining that.
A doctor’s prescription is an order stating a need for Physical Therapy It commonly suggests a treatment plan or protocol. An insurance referral is a separate authorization from your health insurance provider that authorizes both treatment length and number of visits It is typically attained through your primary care physician.
Initial evaluations are scheduled for one hour and therapy appointments are scheduled on the half hour. Treatment sessions are at least 30 minutes in length and will vary depending on the treatment plan. Women's health, men's health, and pediatric pelvic health appointments, both evaluations and treatment sessions, are scheduled for 45 minutes.
Yes. Evaluations, progress reports and discharge summaries will be sent to your physician. Other Information and notes will be sent upon request Medicare certifications will be sent every 30 days to your PCP.
Copayments are due upon your arrival at each visit. We accept Cash, Check, Debit/Cred Card forms of payment. Payment plans can be arranged as necessary.
Yes, you can be evaluated. However, additional visits will not be scheduled until a referral is received in our office.
-Health insurance card(s)
-Physical therapy prescription from referring MD (if you have one)
-List of medications and dosages
-Reports of any diagnostic tests that were performed
-Insurance referral (if required by your health insurance carrier)
It is Peak PT’s policy to continue operations unless the weather makes patient or employee travel dangerous or impossible If you do not feel comfortable driving in the inclement weather, we will honor your cancellation without charge We will do our best to contact you if your appointment will be impacted by delayed openings, early closures or closure If you need to cancel your appointment, please call 781-347-4686
You certainly can if you wish, and you can pay cash at Peak if you like. However, paying into your deductible has many advantages. The main advantage being that it brings you closer to meeting your deductible which would allow you to have better coverage for any additional medical care once the deductible is satisfied. In the case of a medical emergency this is particularly beneficial.