What to Expect during Your Appointment
- Prior to your appointment, the social worker will complete a full clinical social work evaluation with you over the phone, and gather information about your history, concerns, goals, lifestyle, mood, etc. This information will be shared with the other clinicians involved to prepare them in advance for your appointment, so they can tailor their assessments and recommendations to you.
- On the evaluation day, you will come to the Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinic for four hours, where you will receive four full evaluations: neurological, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech-language.
- You will leave at the end of the last evaluation with a packet of general information and resources. The interdisciplinary team will then meet to discuss your case and share their recommendations.
- The team’s assessment and recommendations will be mailed to you within 3-4 weeks of the appointment. They will also be sent to your referring physician and any other physician or family member you may choose.
- After receiving our team’s notes and recommendations, you will be contacted by the Center Coordinator & Clinical Social Worker, Maggie Ivancic. She will review the notes and recommendations with you and provide you with assistance and referrals in following up with the options that you would like to pursue in your local area.
The clinic cost will vary depending upon each patient’s insurance, so be sure to check with your insurance company ahead of time to learn about what portion of the costs you will be held responsible for. We will put you in touch with our financial counselor before your appointment to help look into your insurance coverage and estimate out-of-pocket costs.
The neurology appointment should cost the same as your usual neurology visits.
Charges for each of the three allied health clinicians (PT, OT, SLP) reflect what regular evaluations by these clinicians would generally cost with your insurance. Our allied health clinicians are billed as outpatient, hospital-based. This means that if you have not met your deductible or your insurance does not cover “hospital-based” rehabilitation, you may be responsible for the full charges involved with your visit.
Also keep in mind that if you are currently doing outpatient rehabilitation at a different facility, home health rehabilitation, or are in an inpatient rehabilitation facility or under hospice care, insurance may not cover our clinic’s rehabilitation appointments.
Medicare typically covers 80% of outpatient, hospital-based rehabilitation therapies. Please note that there is a cap on how much therapy will be covered within a 6-month time period.