Need PT?

California has direct access to physical therapy. This means that patients can legally see a physical therapist directly without a referral. However, some insurance companies require a referral before honoring a claim.

You are making the right decision to try physical therapy first. Physical therapy is a non-invasive, conservative approach to treating musculoskeletal problems and chronic pain. Call us and set up an appointment for an evaluation to see if physical therapy is a good fit for you. If physical therapy does not help or does not fully resolve your symptoms, you can look at other options.

If your insurance company requires a referral, click the link below to download a physician referral and take it to your physician to complete. Once your physician completes the form he/she can fax it to (925) 417-8881 or email it to Ida@pt-specialties.com.

Do I need a referral?

In California, patients can directly contact Physical Therapists to receive treatment. However, many insurance plans continue to require a referral from the doctor.

No Referral Needed

  • Aetna (we are out-of-network providers)
  • Anthem Blue Cross (most plans)
  • Blue Shield
  • Cigna (we are out-of-network providers)
  • Self-Pay
  • United HealthCare

Referral Required

Download Physician Referral

  • Affinity
  • Carpenters and other Trust Funds through Anthem Blue Cross
  • Medicare
  • TriCare
  • UMR

If you do not see your insurance plan listed please call us at (925) 417-8005 or e-mail us with your insurance information and we can assist you in determining your coverage.