Do I have to have a prescription or referral from a doctor?

May 10th, 2019

No, in the State of California, you are allowed to see a physical therapist and get help without having to see a doctor for up to 12 visits or 45 days, whichever comes first. For most musculoskeletal injuries, a physical therapist can treat you more cost-effectively than the traditional pathway of seeing a doctor first. Don’t worry though, if our therapists feel that there is something we cannot treat, we have direct lines of communication to the best doctors in Marin to get you treated right away. Some insurances require you to see a doctor prior to seeing a physical therapist, so it is recommended that you call your insurance first.