There are many instances in which patients are in need of physical therapy
(PT), but do not have a physician referral. This will no longer be an
issue, thanks to Good Samaritan’s Physical Therapy.
The Physical Medicine Department at Good Samaritan now offers direct access
to patients seeking PT without a physician referral. Patients can receive
treatment for up to 24 calendar days.
“The state of Indiana tried to get this program for many years. It
was an ongoing challenge for therapists throughout the state. We are honored
to have this program at Good Samaritan, and feel fortunate providing this
service to our patients,” said Director of Physical Medicine, Tammy Klein.
Indiana was one of the last states given the opportunity to offer direct
access for patients in need of physical therapy. Good Samaritan takes
pride in providing excellent health care to patients and this new service
will continue to express it.
Good Samaritan Insurance will cover per benefit guidelines. Other insurance
will be called to determine coverage prior to evaluation. This excludes
worker’s compensation, Medicare and Medicaid, primary or secondary
For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call the Good Samaritan
Physical Medicine Department for a PT evaluation appointment at 812-885-3011.