Patient Intake and Insurance
Please download these forms, complete them and bring them with you. These forms and documents also are available on site.
What will you need for your new appointment?
- Bring your insurance card
- Prescription or Referral (if required): NYS law allows a licensed physical therapist direct care without a physician’s prescription for 10 office visits or treatment rendered within 30 days. However, some insurance companies may require a referral from a physician prior to starting physical therapy. Contact us to find out.
- Loose clothing usually in form of t-shirt and shorts. This will allow your physical therapist to properly examine your whole body and movement.
- Copy of any medical tests such as X-Rays and MRI reports if taken.
We accept most major medical insurances, see list below:
- Aetna (out of network)
- United Health Care
- Oxford Freedom Plan
- Cigna PPO/ POS
- Empire Blue Cross/ Blue Shield
- Anthem (Blue Cross)
- Worker’s Compensation
- No Fault
No insurance: We offer no fee, scheduled payment plans to help you focus on getting the treatment you need.
Out of Network: Did you know that once you’ve met the out-of-network deductible, most co-insurance can be less than $20* per session? Most people fulfill their out of network deductibles especially at the end of the year. If this is you, call us and let us verify your insurance coverage.
*Co-insurance amounts vary and are dependent on your insurance coverage benefit and eligibility.
Do I need a referral or prescription for physical therapy?
According to the New York Physical Therapy Practice Act you do not need a prescription for physical therapy for the first 30 days or 10 visits, whichever comes first. After that you do need to have a prescription from physician, dentist, nurse practitioner, podiatrist or licensed midwife. Your insurance coverage determines whether a referral is required for physical therapy.
How do I set up my appointment?
To make your appointment please call 718-780-4531. Have your insurance information ready when you call.
How long are treatment sessions?
Plan on one hour for your first visit. Follow-up appointments are scheduled for 30 minutes or 45 minutes for pool treatments.
Who will I be working with?
You will be working with one of two physical therapists, Rosa Torres, PT or Steven Kofsky, PT. Your appointment is one to one with your physical therapist.
Do you accept my insurance?
We are in network with Oxford, United, Empire BC/BS, Anthem, GHI, Magnacare, Worker’s Compensation, No Fault, 1199 and Administrative Concepts. We also accept many other insurance plans as out of network providers. Don’t hesitate to call. We will confirm you benefits.
Are you able to treat my injury?
We specialize in treating orthopedic injuries that occur anywhere on the body. These include mechanical pain, strains, sprains, muscle and tendon injuries, nerve related dysfunctions and joint problems.
Are there forms I need to complete before my first visit?
There are. Please plan on arriving early to your first appointment to complete the forms or find them online here.
Where are you located?
We are located at LIU Brooklyn, 161 Ashland Place, on the Cellar level. Click for campus map here.
What are your business hours?
We are open Monday through Friday from 8-6.
Can you tell me about the therapy pool?
The therapy pool is a Hydroworx model 2000 pool. The therapy pool is kept around 94°F.