Frequently Asked Questions
Understanding the benefits of cash-based physical therapy ensures accessibility and affordability of necessary treatments, empowering you to make informed decisions about your health. Please contact us with any questions and to get started with your wellness journey.
What is cash-based physical therapy?
A cash-based treatment model allows you to have full control over how you pay your physical therapist. Our process is simple: you make an appointment, pay on the day of your session, and use whatever payment method works best for you. The physical therapist provides you with services that have been determined will help you meet your goals most efficiently. You pay at the time of service, allowing the therapist to focus on providing the best possible treatment, while giving you control of your healthcare choices. At Ally Wellness, we accept cash, checks, HSA accounts, and debit/credit cards. We provide cash-based treatment because studies show that this method reduces the cost to you.
Do I need to have a doctor’s order?
We have good news: at Ally Wellness, you do NOT need a referral from your doctor. Since Ohio is a direct-access state, you can address your health concerns without paying for a doctor’s appointment or waiting weeks or months to get a referral. This means that if you call Ally Wellness today, you can schedule your appointment and receive treatment more quickly.
Do you take my insurance?
Ally Wellness is NOT affiliated with Medicare, Medicaid, or any private insurance companies. The time and money spent on insurance-based requirements can delay or even prevent patients from receiving the treatment they need. In most cases, insurance companies require a doctor’s appointment, which means scheduling an appointment, waiting weeks or months to see the doctor, filling out redundant paperwork, and paying a co-pay. Some insurance companies require pre-approval and only authorize a limited number of visits.
How do I know Ally Wellness is qualified?
Founder Emily Stanton has both a license and a master’s degree in physical therapy. She went on to become a board-certified geriatric specialist. She has over 20 years of experience working with aging adults and caregivers in a variety of settings and has treated diverse medical and physical conditions.