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Tri-County Therapy

Provides Speech, Occupational, Feeding, and Physical Therapy across South Carolina

Free Screenings

Screenings are FREE! Screenings are offered in your child’s preschool or in one of our offices. A screening takes about 10-15 minutes per discipline, and is a broad snapshot of your child’s overall current abilities. Most screening criteria is derived from standardized assessments. If your child does not meet criteria on a screening, Tri-County Therapy will recommend a more in-depth evaluation or further observation.

Evaluations

Evaluations are provided in one of our clinics or in your child’s preschool. Evaluations are billable through your child’s health insurance plan. Evaluations are much more in-depth, and provide standardized scores to achieve your child’s age-equivalent, presence or severity of a delay, and ranking when compared to all other children his/her age. If scores are below average, your child may benefit from therapy.

Therapy

Therapy services are provided on a weekly basis. Frequency and duration of therapy is dependent on your child’s needs, as well as insurance coverage. Tri-County Therapy provides our highest quality and consistent care so therapy can be successful. Therapy is a commitment by both Tri-County Therapy and the family, and bringing your child in for regularly scheduled appointments will allow for therapy to be the most successful.

What’s Next?

In order to complete an evaluation, we will need the following:

Your Doctor’s Referral

We will need a referral from your child’s pediatrician or family practitioner. The referral will specify concerns and what discipline the referral is for (speech therapy for articulation delay, occupational therapy for sensory processing delay, physical therapy for gross motor concerns, etc).

  • Referrals can be sent to our fax number: 888-510-9156.
  • We also recommend that you call our office to let us know the referral is on its way, and the type of services you are seeking: 888-510-6369.

Initial Evaluation

Once the doctor’s referral is sent to us, Tri-County Therapy will contact you to schedule an initial evaluation. This initial evaluation will generally be scheduled for an hour per assessment and discipline.

Enrollment & Consent Forms

Our office staff will also send you our enrollment and consent forms, which will allow us to obtain background information and any medical precautions prior to the initial evaluation. These forms can be sent to us in advance, or can be brought to the initial evaluation.

Evaluation & Assessment

Once the evaluation is complete, the therapist will contact you to discuss performance and standard scores achieved on the assessment. She/he will also offer recommendations based on performance. Some insurance plans require a prior-authorization in order to begin therapy, and the therapist will give you a general time-line for when services can begin. Therapy services should begin within 2- 3 weeks of the initial assessment, but can start sooner in some

Fees & Insurance

Tri-County Therapy accepts all forms of insurance. All insurance plans are different, and we do our best to check your child’s eligibility and coverage prior to appointments. At times, Tri-County Therapy is unable to identify whether or not your child’s plan will cover his/her particular diagnosis prior to beginning services. Most insurance plans do have exclusions to plans, and, unfortunately, we no longer are able to rely on eligibility checks to give us accurate information. We will, however, notify you of expected allowable amounts specific to your child’s plan prior to therapy appointments. This allowable amount will be due at the time of service in our offices and will be the most out of pocket you would expect to pay in the case that your child’s plan does not cover therapy. We do file insurance claims for our patients and have an efficient system for keeping this up to date.

WE ARE IN-NETWORK PROVIDERS WITH THE FOLLOWING INSURANCE PLANS

BabyNet of SC

Medicaid of SC

Absolute Total Care

Select Health

BlueChoice HealthPlan- Medicaid

Wellcare

Molina

 BlueCross BlueShield of SC (all plans)

Blue Choice HealthPlan of SC

Cigna

United Health Plan

UMR

Tricare Standard

Tricare PRIME