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Wheelchair Mobility Clinic

On With Life's Outpatient Neuro Rehabilitation program would like to introduce you to our comprehensive Wheelchair Mobility Clinic, a program designed to incorporate a specially trained Physical Therapist (PT), Occupational Therapist (OT), and Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) to assist with the ordering and replacing of wheelchairs. The clinic provides individualized assistance geared towards the needs of each individual with the goal of improving or maintaining overall mobility and independence.  

Clinic Benefits

  • The ability to complete all needed assessments, fittings and processes at the same time - enabling the patient to receive their equipment in a timely fashion.
  • Individuals benefit from having the OT and PT review the insurance guidelines together and work together to complete the comprehensive evaluation.
  • Therapists work in partnership with the ATP and together they are able to work directly with the individual and caregivers to discuss the best options.

Services Provided

  • Individuals will have face-to-face time with the OT and PT for 1-on-1 assessments to gather the information necessary for required insurance documentation. 
  • Face-to-face collaboration with therapists and the ATP to make sure the individual has a product that is tailored specifically for him/her.
  • On-site powered wheelchair, manual wheelchair and motorized scooter sampling.
  • On-site information regarding bathroom equipment, ramps, vehicle lifts and standers as needed.
  • On-site vendor to complete manual and power wheelchair repairs as able.

Insurance Guidelines

  • Medicare - Requires documented face-to-face visit with a physician or physiatrist within 45 days of the clinic appointment. All other paperwork will be completed by the OT/PT/ATP to address all insurance requirements.
  • Medicaid - Requires face-to-face visit with a physician or physiatrist in addition to the OT/PT documentation.
  • Private Insurance - Usually follows Medicare guidelines. Some require pre-authorization as well. Please contact your insurance provider for more information.

Referral Process

  • Face-to-face visit with a physician or physiatrist.
  • Fax prescription, history and physical with referral to On With Life Outpatient at 515-289-9649.
  • The patient will be contacted directly to set up an appointment at the next wheelchair clinic day. Clinic days are held on a monthly basis or as needed.