Florida currently allows direct access to outpatient physical therapy services for up to 30 days without a physician referral. That means you can schedule an appointment and begin feeling physical improvements immediately, without a formal referral!  If your treatment takes longer than 30 consecutive calendar days, you can obtain a referral/prescription for Physical Therapy from your medical professional, typically your primary care physician, but an MD, DO, PA, NP, Dentist, Podiatrist, or Chiropractor can write a prescription for therapy.