Physical Therapy

About Us

The Physical Therapy department is an outpatient clinic that provides comprehensive, affordable care for UC Davis students. Physical therapy is covered by UC SHIP. Some private insurances may also cover our services. A referral from your provider is required to access physical therapy services at the Student Health & Wellness Center. 

Our treatment philosophy stresses active patient participation to optimize the success of your rehabilitation outcome. 

How to Get Started

You will need a referral from your health care provider to gain access to physical therapy. This can be either from a primary care provider at Student Health and Counseling Services, or from an outside provider. This referral can be directly delivered to the Physical Therapy Department or faxed to (530) 754-1720. To schedule your appointment, please call Physical Therapy at (530) 752-2318 or the SHCS Appointment Desk at (530) 752-2349.

Costs & Fees

Students Covered by UC SHIP:

The University of California Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP) offered by UC Davis covers 100% of services provided in our Physical Therapy clinic. Our clinic is the preferred provider for the UC SHIP insurance. Various medical supplies are available for purchase at our clinic and some may not be covered by UC SHIP. Call the Student Health Insurance office for more details about UC SHIP coverage at (530) 752-6055.

Students Covered by Private Insurance:

If you have a private insurance, it may also cover our physical therapy services. It is your responsibility to call your insurance provider about their specific coverage for physical therapy. You may need to provide your insurance with our Tax ID # 680334325. If your insurance does not cover physical therapy at our clinic, then you will be responsible for the cost out of pocket. The estimated average cost per PT visit is from $150-$225, depending on treatments performed. Medical supplies are not usually covered by private insurances.

Please remember our SHCS late cancellation (less than 4 hours before appointment time) and no-show fee of $25 per visit also applies to your physical therapy visits. The late cancellation/no-show fee is not covered by UC SHIP and will be charged to your student account.

What to Expect at Your First Visit

Please bring shorts, sports bras/tank tops and/or exercise attire to your appointment to allow the injured area of your body to be adequately exposed for optimal evaluation and treatment.

You will need to arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time to complete any necessary paperwork. Please let staff know if you would like a chaperone present during your visit. Your physical therapist will perform a comprehensive evaluation and establish personalized rehabilitation goals and treatment plan. Be ready to possibly perform some exercises on this first visit. Your therapist may also instruct you to perform some exercises at home.

How to Cancel an Appointment

If you need to cancel your physical therapy appointment please call Physical Therapy at (530) 752-2318 or the SHCS Appointment Desk at (530) 752-2349. You may also cancel your appointment on-line by accessing e-messaging through the SHCS website. Please remember the SHCS late cancellation (less than 4 hours before appointment time) and no-show fee of $25. This fee is not covered by UC SHIP and will be charged to your student account.

Physical Therapy Spotlight

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