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How do I get started?
Starting treatment for autism and other disorders at Nature's Edge Therapy Center
First, download and print the New Patient Intake Forms and fill them out as completely as possible.
Second, obtain a prescription from your doctor. It is helpful to us if it contains:
- The patient’s name and date of birth
- A statement that reads “(Speech/Occupational/Physical) Therapy to Evaluate and Treat”
- The current diagnosis(es) of the patient
- Contact information for the physician including address, phone and fax number
- Physician’s signature and date
Third, gather all the forms, the prescription and an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) or other care plan and prior therapy reports or physician reports, if available, and mail (or fax) the information to our center.
Finally, you should check with your insurance company to determine whether our services will be covered. If you are eligible for Medicaid, you should also apply for coverage if you have not already done so.
Once all your paperwork is received, the prescribed therapist(s) will review the information. Within two weeks, our office manager to contact you to set up an appointment for an evaluation for each type of therapy prescribed. Each evaluation will take approximately two hours. If the patient is covered by Medicaid, a $100 deposit will be required for each evaluation as there is no guarantee that Medicaid will cover the cost of the evaluation(s). The deposit will be returned to you if Medicaid does cover the evaluation(s).
It is also very helpful to come to the evaluation with a typical daily or weekly schedule for the patient, as well as a list of “likes” and “dislikes” pertaining to foods, sensitivities, etc.
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We would love to have the chance to answer your questions at no obligation! Please contact Nature's Edge Therapy Center for details on starting treatment for autism, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy or similar disorders.