Physical Therapy Clinics in the Community
An assessment of your condition and a variety of interventions a physical therapist (PT) aims to help you maximize your ability to function and participate in daily life.
Interventions may be provided individually or in a group. They may include:
- treatment at the clinic or facility
- education to help you understand your condition and manage daily living
- an exercise program or other options
ACCESS TO SERVICE:
To find out if some of your physical therapy service costs will be covered by Alberta Health Services (AHS), call a clinic listed below and make an appointment for an AHS assessment.
To determine whether you qualify for funded treatments, a PT will assess:
- how the impact your injury or condition affects your daily activities, and
- the benefits you are likely to get from physiotherapy.
If you do not qualify based on this assessment, you may want to:
- look into your other options (extended health benefits etc) or,
- seek a second AHS funded assessment at another AHS contracted PT clinic.
Initial Assessment: cost will be covered by AHS Allied Health - Edmonton Zone.
WHAT DOES AHS COVER?
TREATMENT: If you qualify after your AHS funded assessment, AHS will cover
1 - two treatments for regular clients per year (April 1-March 31)
2 - six treatments for low-income clients per year (April 1-March 31)
3 - six treatments for designated orthopedic/surgical clients per year (April 1-March 31)
- If you need more than the allotted treatments, the extra visits may be covered by other health benefits (see WHAT ARE MY OTHER OPTIONS?).
- If you have no other coverage, you can ask your physical therapist to apply to for a review of your case to see if more treatments can be covered.
- If additional treatments are not approved, you will be responsible to cover their cost.
WHAT ARE MY OTHER OPTIONS?
You may choose to see a physical therapist and pay privately:
- while you are waiting for a funded assessment under this program, or,
- if you don't qualify for funded treatments after the assessment.
There are a few payment options to discuss with your private physical therapist.
- You may have coverage through other health benefits or insurance.
- If you were hurt on the job, the Workers' Compensation Board may pay for your treatment.
- If you were injured in a motor vehicle collision, insurance might cover it.
- You can also choose to pay privately.
Before you make your appointments, be sure you know how your physical therapy services will be paid.
If you choose to pay privately, check in advance what your fee will be, as providers set their own rates for private clients.
For general information about physical therapy, or to book an AHS assessment, call a clinic or centre listed here.
Edmonton Physical Therapy
10179 109 Street
For more information please contact the service at this facility.
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