BetterPT is here to help you find physical therapy in New York. We are committed to making sure that your New York physical therapy booking experience is as seamless as possible. With direct access physical therapy for New York, this means there’s no need to even have a doctor’s prescription before scheduling an appointment. With BetterPT, there’s also no more frustrating back-and-forth with your provider about whether or not they take your insurance, and no more stress in finding the right physical therapist in New York for you. More and more New York physical therapy clinics are signing up to our platform every day. This began right here in the northeast, and is now expanding rapidly throughout the country. The next time you’re doing a search for “physical therapy near me” in New York, just type in your location and insurance below to match with a convenient clinic.
New York is one of 26 states that allow patients to enjoy the benefits of direct access for physical therapy with some provisions.
Direct access physical therapy in New York may be administered with the following provisions:
A licensed physical therapist in New York may treat a patient without a referral for 10 visits or 30 days, whichever comes first.
The PT must have at least three years of full-time practicing experience.
A PT must be at least 21 years old.
The PT must notify the patient that direct access for physical therapy in New York might not be covered by the patient’s health insurer when he or she does not receive a referral for PT.
Notification must be in written form.
The notification regarding direct access to physical therapy in New York must also state that said services could potentially be covered by the health insurer with a referral.
The PT must keep a copy of the written notification in the patient’s file.
Direct Access lets you self-refer for physical therapy. No prescription required.
Download the BetterPT app for iOS or Android and get access to the best physical therapists near you.
Simply enter your phone number and we will send you a download link for the app via text message.*
*The app is free for patients to download. Your phone carrier text message rates apply