Frequently Asked Questions
First, contact your child’s pediatrician and request a prescription for the service(s) you would like to receive. If you would like your child to receive multiple therapies from us, we will need a separate prescription for each service.
To request the prescription(s), ask the pediatrician for the following:
1. A written prescription for both evaluation and treatment for each service your child will receive
2. Include the diagnosis (ICD-10) code(s) and the reason for therapy.
If you have Kaiser or Tricare Prime as your insurance, you will need to request an authorization/referral from your child’s pediatrician for each service you are seeking, with Premier Pediatric Therapy Source as the provider. The authorization/referral will act as the prescription.
Have the pediatrician fax the prescription or authorization/referral (whichever applies) to our office at (703) 879-2803. Once the document is received by our office, we can move forward with scheduling the initial appointment.
To schedule the initial appointment, please be sure you have a prescription or authorization/referral from your child’s pediatrician for the service(s) you want to receive and then contact our office at (703) 879-2479 to let us know your availability. We will do our best to accommodate your preferred schedule based on the availability of our therapy team and matching your child’s specific needs with the most qualified therapist.
The initial visit will be an evaluation. We see children for an evaluation prior to deciding therapy needs. The evaluation will allow you and the therapist to discuss your concerns as well as functional skills you would like your child to develop. The therapist will also engage your child in a variety of activities to get a better idea of what is impacting function.
At the end of the evaluation, the therapist will discuss with you how much therapy your child will benefit from. Typically children are scheduled to come once a week for therapy. We schedule these appointments on the same day and time each week to provide families with a consistent schedule. These weekly sessions could last for several months or longer. Depending on your child’s needs, their sessions may be increased to twice weekly or reduced to a lesser frequency.
Yes. We are in network with several insurance companies including Aetna, Kaiser, Kaiser Medicaid, Tricare and United Healthcare. If you have questions regarding whether our office is in network with your insurance, please call us at (703) 879-2479.
Yes! We can still provide therapy services for your child even if we are out-of-network with your insurance. We offer discounted per visit rates and will submit claims on your behalf to your insurance as a courtesy.
Many insurance plans also have out-of-network benefits that may cover your child’s therapy and reimburse you directly. Please contact your insurance carrier to see if your specific plan has out-of-network benefits.
If you have questions about the cost of care for services, please contact our office at (703) 879-2479.