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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I schedule an evaluation with Sommers Physical Therapy without a prescription from my physician?
You can start treatment at Sommers Physical Therapy without a physician’s prescription.
Under California law, you may receive physical therapy treatment for up to 45 days or 12 visits post-evaluation. After this, to proceed with treatment, a licensed physician or podiatrist must approve the physical therapist’s plan of care, confirm they’ve conducted an in-person examination, and write a referral for you to continue physical therapy treatment.
When should I schedule an in-person examination and evaluation with a physician, surgeon, or podiatrist?
We highly recommend scheduling an appointment with one of these providers as soon as you begin treatment with Sommers Physical Therapy. The passage of 45 days or 12 visits occurs quickly and many of these providers have full schedules. Please plan ahead to avoid disrupting the course of your physical therapy.
Does Sommers Physical Therapy accept medical insurance?
Sommers Physical Therapy does not directly accept medical insurance.
Your medical insurance company may reimburse you for Sommers Physical Therapy service fees depending on your physical therapy out-of-network benefits. This will depend on your medical insurance company and your individual plan. If your out-of-network benefits are unknown, it is best to contact your insurance company for further information.
If your insurance plan allows for reimbursement and upon request, a superbill will be provided per service date. A superbill is an itemized receipt that you may send directly to your medical insurance provider for reimbursement.
Please note that sleep and oral motor consultations are provided by All Sleep, LLC. This is not a physical therapy service and is not covered by medical insurance. Therefore, superbills will not be provided for this service.
What forms of payment are accepted at Sommers Physical Therapy?
Sommers Physical Therapy accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Flexible Savings Account (FSA), Health Savings Plan (HSA) cards, check, cash, and PayPal.
How many times per week will I need an appointment with Sommers Physical Therapy?
Generally, initial treatment includes one appointment every two weeks. Frequency decreases to one appointment every three to four weeks until your goals are met and new habits are formed. This timeline and frequency vary depending on the individual.