Answers to Some Frequently Asked Question About Therapy Services
Will my health insurance cover therapy services?
Physical, Occupational and Speech therapy are usually included under medical plans. Before starting therapy services, check with your insurance company or ask for assistance from hospital administrative staff to learn what your insurance coverage is. You also need to know whether or not the insurance company requires a physician's referral. CMH (Central Maine Healthcare) and Bridgton Hospital accept most major insurances.
For more information call 1-888-869-3101.
I don't have health insurance. Can I still receive therapy services?
Bridgton Hospital welcomes patients who would like to take charge of their own care. For patients paying directly for services at the time of their visit, a same- day flat rate discount is offered. As with every patient, we focus on providing you with an economical treatment plan to keep your costs down, while obtaining maximal results. Special programs are available for people who are unable to pay for their medical services, through CMH. Call 1-888-869-3101 for information about the programs or for information about costs.
I received a bill for my portion of the charges, but I won't be able to make the payment by the end of the month. What should I do?
Call Patient Financial Services at 1-888-869-3101 and ask for information about payment plans or other assistance with your bill.
What makes Bridgton Hospital Therapy Services so distinctive?
Bridgton Hospital provides therapy services that are personalized and focused on obtaining results in an economical and efficient manner. Patients visit one-on-one with an experienced therapist who is working for you and with you to achieve your goals, big or small. We want you to be able to return to your life activities as soon as you are able.
We offer physical, occupational and speech therapy services in one location. Patients see the same therapists at their visit, unless there are extenuating services. Your home exercise program is an important part of your recovery, so your therapist will give you written instructions to bring home.
Research confirms that patients who take charge of their own care achieve the best results and have fewer visits, resulting in reduced care costs. If patients progress on schedule and are having success with their home program, we may be able to reduce the frequency of visits.
We are available by phone and/or e-mail and will respond quickly to any questions you may have during the week. Let us know if you notice a change that concerns you.
Therapy visits average 45 minutes. We strive to keep appointments on schedule and request that you arrive for your appointments in a timely manner.
How do I obtain an appointment to become a patient?
Call us at 207-647-6145.
What happens on the first visit?
Please arrive 15 minutes early for your first visit. (Before your first visit, we will call you to schedule you and complete a patient intake form over the phone.) We will register you and give you any additional paperwork at your first visit. Our friendly and well-trained front desk staff is always happy to help you.
What forms will I need to fill out?
Patients fill out a medical history form before seeing a therapist. The forms are on the Web site and can be downloaded. You can fill them out at home and bring them in at the first visit. Otherwise, the front office staff can help you with completing the forms and will be glad to answer any questions you may have. If you have a prescription for therapy, please make sure you bring it to the first visit.
What should I wear?
Wear loose, comfortable clothing that is not restrictive. Wear shoes that you will be able to exercise in. Women with an arm or upper back problem may want to consider wearing a tank top or sports bra. If you have a knee or ankle problem, consider wearing shorts.
Parking is available near the hospital. If you need assistance getting out of your car or getting to the therapy department, please call us at 207-647-6145 beforehand. We will arrange to have a therapy support staff person meet you. Let us know if you require a wheelchair.
Don't see your question(s) listed here?
Please call us at 207-647-6145 and we will be happy to answer any questions.