In the state of California, patients may see a therapist without a referral from a physician. This is known as Direct Access. Humboldt Physical Therapy does accept patients without a referral from a physician. But you should be aware that some insurances (such as Medicare, Medicaid, and a few commercial insurances) do require a physician order for your therapy to be a covered benefit. We can check your insurance benefits to see if you would need a physician order.