Direct Access Physical Therapy
Physical therapy treatment without a referral
If you have pain or an injury that isn’t improving, our team at Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation – Outpatient Therapy can get you on the road to recovery. In Texas, patients may be evaluated and treated by a licensed physical therapist without a physician’s prescription.* It’s called direct access and it empowers you to be your own health care advocate. This means you can start treatment more quickly to restore strength, regain skills, reduce pain and get back to what you love.
If we feel an injury or issue needs further attention, we will refer you to your physician or appropriate specialist. We will also communicate with your physician as directed.
We know saving time and money is important to you. Choosing physical therapy first can help you get back to life and the things you love.
The right choice for care is Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation – Outpatient Therapy. We offer convenience, compassion and results.
What about your physician?
Many people with non-surgical or non-debilitating issues such as sprains, strains, minor pains and soreness may find relief with the course of treatment provided during the time allotted for Direct Access services. Your Baylor Scott & White Rehab physical therapist may recommend that you follow up with your physician or other licensed healthcare professional depending on your diagnosis, or if a prescription is required for additional therapy sessions.
Direct access may help you:
- Expedite physical therapy treatment
- Save time
- Save money
- Avoid opioids
- Prevent surgery
Not eligible for direct access:
- Speech therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Physical therapy that will require a more extensive treatment plan
- Specialized rehab programs
Take the next step. No prescription needed.