Through Direct Access, you are able to see a Physical Therapist without a prescription in New Jersey.
Since 2003, under the Public Laws of New Jersey, in most cases a referral will not be required to start your Physical Therapy care. Now you can have your injuries evaluated and treated immediately by a NJ licensed Physical Therapist.
Here's how it works:
You may come directly to your Physical Therapist and receive an Evaluation and Treatment for any Musculoskeletal injury. Your "Professional" Physical Therapists can treat that acute or chronic shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, neck, back, hip, knee, ankle, or foot injury right now! Under Direct Access, we have the authorization to treat you for up 30 days. Upon completion of your Physical Therapy Evaluation, we will determine your Treatment Plan. If further diagnostic tools (e.g., x-ray, MRI, etc.) are needed to ensure proper care, your physical therapist will communicate our findings with the physician of your choice. If treatment is required past 30 days, the physical therapist will communicate our care to your physician.
Most insurance plans recognize direct access as a viable way to get physical therapy services. Call to schedule your appointment today!