Do I need a Physician Referral?

If you are seeking PHYSICAL THERAPY services, California is a Direct Access State. This means that you can directly seek evaluation and treatment from an Physical Therapist without first being referred by a Physician. After 12 visits or 45 days of treatment; however, you will need to see an Physician and obtain a referral for continuation of care.


If you are seeking reimbursement from your insurance company for OUT OF NETWORK Physical Therapy, SOME insurance companies require a physician referral in order to reimburse.