If your insurance allows you to direct your own healthcare, we are happy to see you without an order from a physician. However, certain insurance plans, such as Medicare, require a physician's referral for physical therapy. We recommend calling the customer service phone number on your health insurance card to find out if an order from a medical doctor is mandated for physical therapy benefits. If you are covered by Medicare, you will need a prescription for physical therapy from your medical doctor. A referral from a health care professional other than a medical doctor, such as a dentist or chiropractor, will not be accepted by Medicare. Once you have received a prescription, it will expire for use in 30days. Therefore, please schedule your initial appointment within 30 days of the date of your prescription. If you have any other questions, please contact CORE Services, Inc. at 314-647-4880.