Physician Referrals

Please call our office at: 530-671-8378
or fax: 530-660-8451

How long will my appointments be?

The first appointment is about 1.5 hours and the follow up appointments are 45-75 minutes.

How often will I have therapy sessions?

A treatment program typically consists of two to three sessions per week for 4-6 weeks. It’s important to come to your scheduled appointments to maintain proper treatment and progress. If you can only come once a week it is important to get the most out of your session especially by paying attention to proper form when it comes to your exercises. It is also imperative that you do your home exercises as recommended by the Therapist.

How do I schedule follow-up appointments?
Appointments are made with the front office staff.  You should check in with them at each visit.
Who will be involved in my Physical Therapy?
Physical therapy services are directed by licensed Physical Therapists. Your specialized treatment program will involve a team approach, consisting of skilled Physical Therapists and Aides.
Will I always have the same therapist?

It is our policy to schedule you with the same Therapist for each of your visits to our clinic. Occasionally, substitutions must be made.

Will my insurance cover the costs of my treatment?

Most insurances have Physical Therapy coverage, we can check our system to verify coverage, but we recommend you contact your medical insurance provider to confirm your Physical Therapy benefits. It is beneficial to know how many visits per year you’re your insurance will cover or assist in paying. Ultimately, it is your responsibility to pay what insurance does not cover. Co-pay and deductible amounts are paid at the time of service. A cash pay option is also available.

What should I do if I am unable to make my appointment?
Canceling an appointment at the last minute or failing to come in for a session limits our ability to meet the scheduling needs of our other patients. Therefore, our policy is that all cancellations be made at least 24 hours in advance of an appointment. A cancellation fee will be charged for cancellations with less than 24-hour notice.  You may not be able to reschedule if you have not paid the cancellation fee.
Will my doctor be kept updated on my treatments and progress?
A copy of your initial evaluation will be sent to your referring physician, along with regular progress notes to keep your physician updated on your progress and current functional status. Communication with all parties is an important component of your treatment program.
What will happen when I am discharged?

Upon discharge, your home exercise program will be updated accordingly. You may call the office any time you have questions for your Physical Therapist.

What do I wear?
Wear comfortable, unrestrictive clothing or athletic wear to all your treatments. Your clothes should allow us to evaluate your area of injury as well as permit you to stretch and exercise. As for footwear, we suggest comfortable, closed-toe shoes – sneakers would be perfect. If you have any questions, please contact us prior to your first appointment.
What do I bring?

Please bring your insurance card as well as your driver’s license or photo ID.
No one likes filling out forms at a doctor’s office. So why not finish them ahead of time? Print these documents out, then either bring the completed forms with you to your first appointment, or simply fax them to our office at 530-660-8451.


“Am I covered?” That’s a question we get a lot. We recommend you contact your medical insurance provider to confirm your Physical Therapy benefits.

Did you know that you can be evaluated and treated by a licensed Physical Therapist without a referral/prescription from your physician? This is referred to as Direct Access. Many insurance plans pay for services under Direct Access, does yours? Call your Insurance provider to verify your coverage and to review your options with you.

Some questions to ask your Insurance Provider:

  • Do I have Physical Therapy coverage?
  • Do I need a referral?  (If not you can utilize Direct Access.)
  • How many visits/treaments are covered per year?
  • Do I have a Physical Therapy co-pay?  If so, how much?
  • How much of my deductible have I met so far this year?

Insurance Networks we are currently in:

  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • Delta
  • Tricare / HNFS
  • Medicare
  • CalPERS
  • CVT
  • PGE

Other Insurance Networks we DO NOT have contracts with and therefore have to decline our services to you:

  • Aetna
  • MediCAL
  • Blue Cross MediCAL
  • United Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Work Comp
  • Leins
  • Accident Insurance 
Van Dusen Physical Therapy facility


851 Gray Ave, Yuba City, CA 95991


Mon - Thurs7:00a - 5:30p
Friday7:00a - 3:00p