Do I need a prescription from a doctor to come for physical therapy?
In the state of New Jersey, most patients can be treated for up to 30 days without a prescription from a doctor; however there are a few exceptions. Medicare patients are permitted to come in for an evaluation without a prescription, but in order to receive continued treatment, they must have a plan of care signed by their physician. Other instances that require a prescription include patients who were involved in a Motor Vehicle Accident or who have a Worker’s Compensation claim. In those cases, the patients must have a prescription from their physician so that the office can obtain authorization.