Doctor Referral for Physical Therapy not necessary in South Carolina - Open Access State
Do I need to get a doctor referral to see a Physical Therapist for back pain treatment?
No actually mark you don't, we are lucky enough to live in the beautiful state of South Carolina where we have open access. So a prespective patient can go into a Physical Therapy Clinic without a physicians referral. We are usually able to see a patient for about 30 days before we refer them back to their family care physican, or doctor if they have one. And no, you do not need a referral
Direct access to physical therapy allows patients to be evaluated and treated by a physical therapist without a Medical Doctor referral or other healthcare practitioner referral.
If you have an injury or pain which can be resolved with the aide of a physical therapist call today and let our licensed physical therapist help you get started on a rehabilitation program.
In South Carolina, you are allowwed to be treated by a licensed Lowcountry Physical Therapy Associates without a Medical Doctor referral for 30 days.
Is a Doctor Referral needed to see a Physical Therapist in SC answered by Amanda Heyboer, MPT and Director of Physical Therapy.