Frequently Asked Questions
How long will my first appointment take?
Depending on the location and complexity of your injury, your first evaluation appointment can take anywhere from 60 - 90 minutes. Follow-up visits usually take up to 1½ hours.

What should I bring and what type of clothing should I wear?
For your first visit, we need a copy of your insurance card, driver's license, physician's prescription, motor vehicle accident reference number (if applicable) and any documentation from Labor and Industries (if applicable). Depending on where your injury is, it is usually a good idea to bring a comfortable t-shirt, shorts, and athletic or running shoes.

Do I need to bill my insurance or can I pay cash?
You do not need to bill your insurance. Some patients run out of visits or have a high deductable and choose to pay cash rather than deal with the insurance company. Cash patients get a discount! Direct payment saves us costs and we are happy to pass that savings on to you. Please call for details.

What insurances are you in-network with?
We are in-network with:
  • Aetna
  • Beachstreet
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Choice
  • GEHA
  • Greatwest Health
  • Interplan health group (PHCO)
  • Pacific Care
  • Lifewise
  • Premera
  • Regence
  • Uniform
  • All motor vehicle claims
  • All workers compensation claims
If your insurance is not listed, please call our billing office at 206-368-6291 to see if it is one of our newer contracts that may not have been listed yet.

How many times a week should I come?
This is up to your therapist and depends on your personalized treatment plan. Most of the time, at the beginning of your program, coming in once or twice a week is recommended. In some special cases patients do come more or less frequently.

Where do I park?
Ballard Clinic: We have free on-site parking available, as well as free two-hour parking along the south side of 54th Street and 17th Avenue (it is sometimes best to come early to find free street parking if your appointment is during a busy part of the day and our lot is full).

Northgate OPMC Clinic: We have a large paid on-site parking lot available (unfortunately we are unable to verify or provide compensation for parking) as well as free street parking along Meridian Avenue and 105th Street.

How do I contact the billing department?
The best way to deal with billing issues is to directly contact the billing department. They can be reached at 206-368-6291. Or feel free to call us at 206-782-0218 in Ballard or 206-368-6130 in Northgate and we can direct you to the correct person to talk to.

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