Texas is a Direct Access state, meaning a referral for physical therapy is NOT required to start PT, however, we are required to get one in order to continue after 10 business days from the Initial Evaluation (*This is a requirement of our state board and has nothing to do with insurance). After your evaluation, we can relay our findings to a qualified provider (physician, dentist, chiropractor, podiatrist, physician's assistant, or advanced nurse practitioner) to request a referral for PT. Thus, it is important to provide accurate information for your PCP on the Intake Forms or provide the information when you are able to.
*If you don't have a primary care provider this won't affect your ability to start PT, however, most conditions will require more than two weeks of treatment. We can talk about a plan to reach out to a provider or establish a new PCP during your Initial Evaluation. If you need a new PCP, consider Garrick Baskerville, MD of METSI Care in our shared office in East Austin. Avoid, long waits, co-payments, and surprise bills, and enjoy the best Direct Primary Care in Austin for $79 per month. Click here for more info.
We thank you for trusting us with the well-being of your patients. Referrals for physical therapy can be faxed to (855) 574-0792, or emailed to email@example.com (Paubox ensures our transmissions are encrypted). If you'd like to request referral forms or flyers please contact us and we'll be happy to provide you with some! Feel free to download and share our digital flyer. Thank you!