Direct Access in Illinois | IMPACT Physical Therapy

Direct Access in IL

This law allows consumers to access physical therapy services from a licensed physical therapist without the need of a referral or a prescription from a physician.  Patients can now obtain physical therapy treatment immediately to address musculoskeletal issues. The ability to directly seek treatment from a physical therapist has been shown to reduce overall health care costs. A study released by Health Services Research has shown that patients who visited a physical therapist directly for outpatient care had 27% fewer visits and lower overall costs.

At each IMPACT Physical Therapy & Sports Recovery location, our team of licensed physical therapists offer injury screens and will immediately be able to accept patients without a prescription.  Our clinical staff will provide efficient communication with each patient’s health care provider to ensure an integrated approach to treatment and recovery.  Find a location close to you and find out more about our team of highly-skilled physical therapists.  We also encourage each patient to contact their own insurance company to confirm whether a referral is still required.

At all of our IMPACT locations, we offer injury evaluations scheduled within 24 to 48 hours. If you are experiencing pain from a sprain or strain or limitations in your everyday activities, call us today to begin your journey to optimal wellness.