What is Direct Access?

Direct Access is the freedom to acquire physical therapy without a prescription from your physician. Vital Step is a certified direct access facility that gives you access to physical therapy services so you can get the treatment you need, when you need it. In Pennsylvania, direct access allows you to see a certified physical therapist immediately for up to 30 days without a referral.  If you require treatment for longer than this amount of time, then we will contact your physician to provide a referral to continue with treatment.

Early access to physical therapy for common issues will save you money and get you on the road to recovery quickly. Our direct access certified therapists are qualified to evaluate your condition and begin your much needed treatment immediately.

What if my insurance requires a referral anyway?

Many insurance companies recognize the cost savings and improved access to care that come with direct access and do not require a referral for payment. However, a select few still require a referral or prescription for coverage. We will inform you if your insurance requires a referral or prescription. Contact Vital Step Physical Therapy & Fitness today to schedule your appointment today!