Patient Direct Access

Patient Direct Access allows a patient to go to a physical therapist to receive an evaluation or treatment without a prescription or referral from a doctor or physician. This can be a game-changer for the patient, as it allows you to access medical attention in a timely fashion.

If you are suffering from an ache, pain, or injury, direct access allows you to book an appointment directly with Anchor Physical Therapy and hopefully bring relief sooner.

Advantages of Direct Access

Save Money

Direct Access saves you the time and cost of a doctor’s office visit for the prescription.


Save Time

Request your appoint with us today, without the need for a prescription.


Allows the patient to feel more involved and engaged in their treatment process.



Provides greater access to patients for routine injury prevention, fitness, and health

No Referral Needed

At Anchor Physical Therapy, we believe that rapid access to our services is an essential factor in efficient healthcare delivery. With Direct Access in Rhode Island, you can seek physical therapy services without a prescription* from your physician or healthcare professional for 90 days. Physical therapists have become part of the front-line management for patients suffering from musculoskeletal pain or injury. As physical therapists, we’re experts in movement and movement dysfunction, evaluating not only the injury/pain but the underlying conditions and contributing factors.

Many needs can be addressed, assessed, and quickly treated without expensive ongoing testing or surgery.

However, should your injury or condition be outside of our scope of practice, we can refer you for further evaluation with one of the many physicians and medical providers we’re connected with.

* does not include Medicare.

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