NO! You no longer need a referral from your medical doctor to see a physical therapist – you now have what we call “direct access” to our services and you can just call to make your appointment.
The only exception to this rule is if you have never had a gynecological exam: in that case, I do ask that you visit your gynecologist before starting physical therapy. If you are male and seeking treatment, I may ask that you consult with a proctologist or urologist prior to any internal exam of your pelvic floor muscles.
If you did get a referral, please bring it with you to your first appointment.
NOTE: though you can see your PT without a referral, some insurance companies will *only* reimburse you if you received a referral from your medical doctor. Please contact your insurance company prior to your first visit if this is a concern.