Do you need a doctor's referral for physiotherapy in Alberta?

No, because physiotherapists are considered primary care providers in Alberta, you do not need a referral from a doctor to see a private physiotherapist.

However, in some situations, your doctor may refer you to a physiotherapist if you are recovering from surgery or have a significant medical condition requiring specialized care. In addition, if your private health insurance covers physiotherapy, you may need to provide a doctor’s referral in order for the insurer to cover the cost of your treatment.

Do you need a doctor’s referral for physiotherapy in Alberta?

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