No. You do not need a referral from a physician to be evaluated by a physical therapist at our clinic. We offer a variety of services without a referral, from free consultations to full evaluations.
Free 5 Minute Consultation
We are happy to provide free consultations to members of our community on a walk-in basis. If you have questions or concerns about pain you are experiencing or an injury that has occurred, please call or stop by the clinic. This consultation will be a short interaction to help facilitate the next steps in your care, whether it be physical therapy or obtaining a doctor’s appointment.
Self-pay evaluations are those evaluations that are not charged through your insurance, but are instead conducted on an out-of-pocket basis. These consultations are 45 minute appointments with a physical therapist, during which a full evaluation of your condition will be conducted and treatment options will be discussed. The self-pay rate for this appointment is $50.
BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama and Medicare will cover full evaluations by a physical therapist without a referral from a physician. These evaluations will be 45-60 minutes one-on-one with a physical therapist to evaluate your condition and discuss treatment options.
Evaluation with a Physician’s Referral
If you have a referral from a physician, your initial evaluation will be a one-on-one appointment with a physical therapist to evaluate your condition and initiate a treatment plan.
After any type of consultation or evaluation, our therapists will help you facilitate the treatment you need. Whether this involves suggesting an appropriate physician for imaging or obtaining the proper referral for further physical therapy treatment, we will make sure you have the help you need to get on the path to wellness.
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Birmingham Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine 3234 Cahaba Heights Road, Vestavia Hills, Alabama, 35243