Helpful information for your first visit
We accept most private medical insurance as well as:
VA (Government Plans)
Referrals Or Prescriptions
We are also preferred providers for many companies. To learn more about insurance for physical therapy, click below.
Although the state of Montana does not require a physician’s recommendation for physical therapy, we believe it is important for patients to discuss all other treatments with their primary care provider. Click below for more information.
Physical therapists evaluate pain or problems and educate you on what is causing them and what options are available for treatment. They will then create a treatment program tailored to your specific needs and circumstances. Physical therapy can help most pain issues as well as mobility or use issues from any number of causes.
If you are still unsure if physical therapy is right for you, then you can call and request a consult which is a free 20 min screening where you can discuss your specific concerns with a physical therapist and determine if PT is right for you.
Not always. Although we work closely with physicians, in Montana you can be treated without a prescription from your doctor for physical therapy. Many insurance companies still require a physician referral for reimbursement which means that you will need to check your individual policy if you plan to have your insurance billed before starting physical therapy. You can contact the customer information number on your insurance card for assistance with this.
Medical insurance typically covers physical therapy, but the limitations and cost vary depending on the carrier and policy. You can check with your insurance carrier to determine your benefits and limits, as well as checking if a physician referral is required.
Your first visit will be approximately 60 minutes with the physical therapist, so please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to ensure you have time to complete the appropriate paperwork. The physical therapist will review your forms and then discuss your current situation and history. Please wear comfortable clothes where the injured body part can be exposed if needed. We also have shorts available for use at our office if you prefer. The physical therapist will then evaluate your symptoms by watching you move to assess your mobility and strength. Afterwards, you and your therapist will discuss a plan that will best address your needs and takes into account your situation.
Treatments are billed after each visit. The cost of each appointment will depend upon the services provided and what is covered by your insurance. We will verify benefits and eligibility at your first visit and provide you with the information your insurance provider shared with us. If you would prefer to pay privately and not bill insurance, we offer a fee-for-service option. Using the fee-for-service option for your initial evaluation would be $120 and then $90 per 40-minute appointment afterward.
The number of appointments needed varies greatly depending on your problem, your insurance, and your circumstances. You and your physical therapist will establish a treatment plan based upon what is best for your situation.