Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do you take my insurance?

    • Form Physical Therapy is in network with BCBS, BCN, United Health Care, Cofinity, Tricare and Medicare.

    • For all other insurance plans we are an out of network provider and take full payment at time of service from you instead of billing your insurance. We are not in contract with all insurance companies so we can afford to provide individual one-to-one quality service at a fair price. Your treatment is provided soley by a Doctor of Physical Therapy and sessions last an hour or more. 

    • Call 586-330-0499 and we can check your insurance benefits for in network or out of network coverage. 

  • What if I have out of network coverage?

    • Some insurance policies provide reimbursement to you for out of network services. We do not guarantee reimbursement because insurance policies have different eligibility requirements and deductibles regarding non-participating providers. We will provide you with a medical receipt to submit to your insurance after each visit and the insurance company will reimburse you directly after submission of the proper forms. Please look at the How To Determine Your Insurance Benefits for Physical Therapy form in the forms tab for detailed questions to ask you insurance provider for out-of network coverage. 

  • You do not take my insurance, why should I pay out of pocket for your services?

    • ​When deciding where to seek services, we recommend comparing your deductible, coinsurance, and copay for in network and out of network physical therapy. Sometimes even in network patients must meet high deductibles before they are even able to use their benefit of their insurance.  For example, clients at come clinics may need to pay $200-$300 per visit out of pocket until the deductible is met. Or, they may have to pay a high co-insurance due to inflated billing practices.  We find our patients find value in our services for highly personalized, expert treatment, often once a week or less, depending on their individual plan of care. We are not in contract with all insurance companies so we can afford to provide individual one-to-one quality service at a fair price. Your treatment is provided soley by a Doctor of Physical Therapy and sessions last an hour or more. 

  • What type of payment do you accept?

    • We accept FSA/HSA cards, cash, check or credit card.

  • Do I need a physician referral?

    • Michigan no longer requires a physician referral to see a physical therapist for the first 21 days of care.  Many insurances may however require a prescription to submit for out of network benefits or to apply your costs towards an insurance deductible.  If you do not have a prescription we can help you navigate how to get one and contact your doctor if needed. 

    • If you are pregnant, Form Physical Therapy recommends a referral for coordination of care with your obstetrician or other healthcare provider you are seeing during your pregnancy

  • Can I Use My Health Savings Account or Flexcare Card? 

    • Yes, you can use your Health Savings Account or a pre-tax Flexcare account to pay for services at Form Physcial Therapy.  We will provide you with a medical receipt for your records.

  • Should I bring my previous medical records?

    • If you have them, written reports of test results or specialist notes are helpful but not necessary to for us to make a physical therapy diagnosis. 

  • How do I make an appointment?

    • Call, text or email me us your contact details and general availability and we will reach out to you for scheduling ASAP. 

  • I don't know what type of appointment to make. What should I do?

    • All new patients will need to schedule an initial evaluation.  Wellness patients do not need an evaluation, and would schedule a PT check-up or running assessment.  If you are still unsure, please email us at info@myformpt.com and we would be happy to assist you. 

  • How do I know which therapist to schedule with?

    • ​Therapist preference is up to the patient​​. Some patients like to stay with the same therapist for all their sessions and some prefer to see both Dr. Bangsted and Dr. DeLind and find the different treatment approaches helpful.  In this instance, your care will be well coordinated by thourough communication of your case between the therapists. If you are still unsure or have additional questions please don't hesitate to email is at info@myformpt.com or call us at 586-330-0499. 

  • Can I bring my children?

    • If no other options are available, children are welcome to attend your session. ​

  • What does a Pelvic Floor evaluation and therapy entail?​​​​

    • If coming for a postpartum visit or for pelvic floor physical therapy an internal pelvic floor muscle evaluation may be appropriate to provide you with the best treatment.  This evaluation may be appropriate for those with symptoms of urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, or as a muscle evaluation after childbirth to determine the ability to return to recreational or sport activity such as running or other forms of exercise.  At this time we will discuss with you in detail the procedure and have you sign a consent form. If at anytime you are not comfortable with any part of the treatment we can modify the evaluation and treatment to fit your comfort level. 

  • What should I wear?

    • Please wear or bring comfortable clothing; for example if you are a knee patient please bring or wear shorts of pants that can be pulled up to expose your knee,  female shoulder patients should wear a tank top or sports bra.  To get the best results on video, running assessment clients should wear running shoes, orthotics if applicable, tight fitting shorts and tanks tops/sports bras for women if possible.