Can I go to any physical therapy clinic?

Can I go to any physical therapy clinic?

According to “The Patient’s Bill of Rights” law, you can decide what physical therapy clinic you choose for your care.

Although many physicians recommend a physical therapy clinic they may prefer, you are under no obligation to go to that clinic. No medical practitioner, insurance company, or other entity can insist you attend a physical therapy clinic. The choice is yours to make!

Your basic patient rights include these:

  • The right to information about quality: You can look up information about medical practitioners’ credentials, statistics regarding hospitals and clinics, and what your health plan covers in easy-to-understand language.
  • The right to choose a healthcare provider: Besides your primary healthcare provider, this also covers specialists, including physical therapists.
  • The right to emergency services: You can’t be denied treatment in an emergency.
  • The right to make decisions: It’s up to you to decide which course of treatment you want to follow.
  • The right to respect: You must be treated with respect regardless of sex, age, race, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability.
  • The right to confidentiality: Your health information is private and cannot be released without your consent.
  • The right to complain: All providers (insurance, physicians, clinics, hospitals, etc.) must have a grievance procedure.
  • All fifty states and the District of Columbia have made a ruling enabling patients “Direct Access” to physical therapy services and programs. You can contact a physical therapist without a physician’s prescription or referral.

Call Hernandez Therapy Clinic at (754) 220-6493 today if you have any questions!