Do I need a referral to attend physical therapy?

Oct12th 2020

Oregon allows patient self referral, or direct access, for physical therapy; therefore, a prescription from an approved provider (see following FAQ for a list of who can refer you to PT) is not required. Oregon House Bill 2684 allows unlimited access to physical therapy treatment as long as care is medically necessary and warranted.

As a courtesy and to foster professional relations and team care, if you attend physical therapy under self referral, upon your request, we will send a copy of the initial physical therapy evaluation and subsequent progress reports to your physician for their records and to keep them informed as to your care.