Referral for a Chiropractor
Do I need a referral to see a chiropractor?
In short, no.
Chiropractors are legislated as primary health care practitioners and patients can access them directly. However, it is also common for patients to be referred from other health care providers such as physicians and specialists, nurse practitioners, massage therapists, or physical therapists. We enjoy working with other health care professionals to provide the best care for patients and will work with other members of your health care team, with your consent.
Another common question we are asked is if a referral is needed for extended health benefits to reimburse chiropractic care? Again, no you do not require a referral. However, for certain orthopaedic supplies, such as orthotics or orthopaedic shoes, you may require a referral from a physician for reimbursement, and it is best to check your specific insurance plan if this is necessary.
And of course referrals from patients, family, and friends, are always accepted and appreciated.
If you’d like more information about chiropractic care in Guelph, please don’t hesitate to contact us.