Follow the 4 steps below to initiate speech, occupational and/or physical therapy outpatient treatment at Nature’s Edge for your loved one with disabilities:
First, download and print the New Patient Intake Forms and fill them out as completely as possible.
Second, obtain a prescription from your doctor that includes the following information:
- The patient’s name and date of birth
- A statement that reads “(Speech/Occupational/Physical) Therapy to Evaluate and Treat as indicated”
- 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 Nature’s Edge.
Fourth, check with your insurance company to determine whether our services will be covered.
Once all your paperwork is received, the prescribed therapist(s) will review the information. Within two weeks, our office manager will contact you to set up an appointment for an evaluation for each type of therapy prescribed. Each evaluation will take approximately two hours.
It is 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. One-hour sessions per therapy will be scheduled 1-3 times per week, according to the treatment plan that is established from the evaluation.
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We would love to have the chance to answer your questions with no obligation! Please contact Nature’s Edge Therapy Center for details on starting treatment for autism, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy or other disorders.