We know that there are a variety of reasons that may prevent someone from seeking the care that they really need to return to day-to-day life. We don’t want these questions or concerns to go unanswered. We feel that it is important to be accessible to all Calgarians.
We are fortunate to have an environment that provides many options, under many circumstances, that can help you return to your previous, healthy self.
Of course, if you don’t readily see an option that makes sense, give one of our clinics a call and they can discuss your options and what works best with your current situation.
There are many ways to access funding options when seeking treatment at our centres, some common areas you may have access to funding include insurance programs,government andsocial programs.
Physiotherapy treatment is usually covered in health benefit plans, as are several other relevant rehabilitation services. Check your plan for coverage details and if your insurer requires a doctor referral for reimbursement. Depending on your insurance company, you may even have access to direct billing.
Alberta Health Services Funding
If you have had surgery, a fracture or are low income you may qualify for an assessment and as many as six(6) funded physiotherapy treatments. Contact our clinics for more information.
If you receive assistance from a government program, have an income below a specific level or are suffering from a temporary hardship, you may be eligible for an assessment and four (4) funded physiotherapy treatments. Contact one of our clinics for more information.
Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) coverage
If you are injured at work, WCB will normally approve up to 21 treatment visits over six weeks. WCB pays for the first visit and after reports are submitted they will notify us if you claim has been accepted. Contact our clinics for more information.
If you have been injured in a car accident seek treatment within 10 days of your accident. Your insurance company will normally pre-approve up to 21 treatment visits over a 12 week period. You can consult a licensed physiotherapist directly and you do not need a physician referral.
Veteran’s Affairs, Canadian Armed Forces, RCMP
If you are a veteran or currently serving with the Armed Forces or the RCMP, you may have access to funding for therapy services through your government benefits. Contact Panther Sports and your health coordinator for more information.
Panther Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Centres is a physical therapist owned and operated rehabilitation company. We are a network of nine rehabilitation centres located throughout the city of Calgary that offer a wide range of programs and services to help our patients restore and maximize their physical capabilities.