Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Do you take my Insurance?

Currently Mel’s PT can accept Medicare, Tricare, and Private Pay (cash).  Mel’s PT is in the process of getting credentialed with other insurances.


Do you offer any discounts for packages?

Yes, if you buy a package of 5 visits (to Mel’s home) I can give you a discount of 20%.

Mel’s home: 

$100 for 1 hour visit

$400 for 5 (1 hour) visits ($80 each)

Mobile PT service

$120 for 1 hour visit

$480 for 5  (1 hour) visits ($96 each)


Do I need a referral from my doctor for Physical Therapy?

If you are not using a third-party payer (i.e. insurance) to pay for services, you do not need a referral from your doctor for Physical Therapy services under California’s Direct Access law.  Please click http://getpt.org/physical-therapy-direct-access-laws-state/#c to see Direct access laws for Physical Therapy per state.

If you intend to use Medicare or another insurance to pay for Physical Therapy services, then patients must follow the policies regarding referrals according to that insurance.


Do you have a cancellation fee?

Yes, there is a $20 cancellation/no show fee if not cancelled within 24 hrs. Please cancel within 24 hrs of your scheduled appointment time by calling 619-677-1838.