COVID 19 Update – Telehealth now available
Thank you to all of our patients and their families/ support people for being conscientious about the precautions and practices of good cleaning and hygiene practices during this pandemic with COVID 19. These times are unprecedented, and it is a changing environment as this pandemic unfolds. We pray we can all stay healthy and keep the COVID-19 spread to a slow minimum.
Our office currently remains open and our staff is continuing to follow all recommendations of sanitization, hand cleansing, covering coughs, not touching the face, and not coming to work if we are sick. We ask all of patients to also continue to follow these recommendations. In addition to this to comply with social distancing and minimizing contact with others, we will continue to prohibit nonpatients (other than patients who are minors) in the waiting area, and to weigh the RISK vs. BENEFIT when deciding to continue PT during the next 2 weeks. If you have any questions assessing your risk vs. benefit, please call our office and discuss this with your physical therapist. We have never had cancellation fees and surely understand if you chose not to attend PT due to concern of COVID 19 exposure.
We want to continue to help our patients who chose not to come into the office, so we are now offering Telehealth Physical Therapy. Currently Medicare and most insurance companies currently do not pay for this service yet, although with the current climate, this may change. Until then, can will offer the following service at a self-pay rate:
- *Established patient / routine E-visit: $22 per 0-15 minutes
- *Established patient/ new episode consultation and recommendations: $90 / session
- *New patient consultation and recommendations: $100 / session
We understand that the hands-on (manual) work that we do is very beneficial, but there is a good amount of education and self-care that you may benefit from through Telehealth PT. We can also screen for serious conditions that may require a consult from another healthcare professional. Telehealth PT can be via a phone call or a video chat to assist in our assessment and instruction. Currently we can use the following video options:
- Face time for MAC and iPhone users
Other video chat options may be available in the future.
If you have any questions, or would like to utilize this service, please contact our office at 610-927-5183 to set up your first session.
*Definitions of terms:
Established patient: A patient who has been evaluated in our office in the past 6 months
Routine visit: A patient who has been evaluated in our office for the current condition in the past month and is under treatment for that.
New episode: A new condition, injury that has not been evaluated in our office in the past month.
New patient consultation: A patient who has not been seen in our office ever or in the past 6 months.