In June of 2016, Governor John Bel Edwards signed a bill to let patients have direct access to Physical Therapists in the state of Louisiana!
So what does this mean for you? This law allows you to access a Doctor of Physical Therapy without a referral or prescription from a Physician.
Although Louisiana law states a prescription/referral is no longer needed for physical therapy services, some insurance companies still require a prescription/referral from a physician, chiropractor, or dentist. Before setting up an appointment with your Physical Therapist, please contact your insurance company to see if your insurance policy requires a prescription or referral.
If you are choosing to pay out of pocket for physical therapy services and not go through insurance, you will NOT need a prescription/referral to begin seeing a Doctor of Physical Therapy.
If you have any questions regarding the Direct Access Law and how it applies to you, please contact one of our offices for more information.
The Movement Science Center Metairie (504) 834-9281
The Movement Science Center Covington (985) 801-7145