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University Health Service (UHS)

Physical Therapy Services

The University Health Service (UHS) offers physical therapy services for our student patients. The goal of physical therapy is to preserve, restore, or enhance physical function that is impaired by injury, disease, or disability. Some typical conditions treated by a physical therapist include, but are not limited to, overuse syndrome, tendonitis, muscle strains and sprains, joint dysfunctions, headaches, jaw problems, and persistent pain.

A physical therapist will perform an evaluation to determine the factors that are contributing to your problem or limiting your function and recommend treatment strategies to address these findings. Treatments will be guided by your goals and may include therapeutic exercise, postural and biomechanical corrections, manual therapy for joints or soft tissue, modalities (ultrasound, electrotherapy, etc.), patient education or training, and more as determined by patient need.

Scheduling an Appointment – Call UHS at 585-275-2662.

Some insurance plans require an authorization and/or referral written by a primary care provider (PCP) for physical therapy. If you need to discuss receiving physical therapy services, please schedule an appointment to speak with your primary care provider. Your primary care provider can write a referral, if your insurance plan requires a written referral.

Physical Therapy Locations

Call UHS at 585-275-2662 to schedule an appointment at either location.

Insurance Coverage

The method of payment will depend on your health insurance coverage. The mandatory health fee paid by full-time students does not cover visits to the physical therapist; however, the Aetna Student Health plan does provide coverage. (See below.)

For students covered by the UR Student Health insurance Plan (Aetna) through UHS:

For all patients covered by another insurance plan:

For Questions about Billing & Insurance