Do I need to see a doctor before I can have physical therapy?

Connecticut allows for Direct Access to a physical therapist. What does this mean to you? It means that you can see a PT for up to 6 visits within a 30 consecutive day period without a prescription ( providing that your injury/condition is not the result of a Motor Vehicle accident, workman’s compensation injury, or requires some spinal procedures). The doctor of your choosing (or PCP) will be faxed your initial evaluation.

That being said, some insurance companies do not recognize Direct Access and will require a prescription to be considered for payment. In the event your insurance company does not cover without a prescription, you will be responsible for payment.