For Your First Visit
- Please print and complete the following patient documents below, and bring them with you.
- Arrive 15 minutes early for your first appointment.
- Bring a copy of your insurance card and a photo ID with you.
- Please do not bring children to your appointment so we can focus fully on your care.
- For shoulder conditions, wear a tank top or camisole to your visit.
- Bring any brace, splint, or support with you that you have used for your condition.
- Make a list of questions, signs and symptoms that you have to discuss on your first visit.
Documents To Print:
What to Expect on Your First Visit
- You will register with our friendly front office staff. They will help you navigate the insurance
and registration processes and so you can focus on your recovery.
- You will meet with your hand therapist for the initial evaluation.
- During the evaluation, your therapist will ask questions about your medical history, current
pain, or injury. Open communication helps us understand your problem.
- Your movement, strength, coordination, and much more will be evaluated. Our purpose is to
help you, so please ensure you communicate to your therapist if anything is hurting or
bothering you during the examination.
- Your therapist will recommend and prepare a course of treatments to ensure the quickest
recovery and the best results. Your therapist will discuss the recommendations with you.
- There will be some treatments performed on the first day to get you started on your road to
recovery. However, during the next visit, you will get into the full swing of your treatment
- You will schedule your series of visits with the front desk. The amount of therapy needed will be discussed with you, depending on the recommendations of your therapist. We offer many
convenient appointment times, however, prime times can become busy, so it is best to book
ahead as much as possible.
- Your therapist will write up their findings and treatment plan to submit to your referring
physician or another medical professional who you choose.
- If you have any questions at any time, please don’t hesitate to call. We want to ensure your
satisfaction and full recovery.
As a courtesy to our patients, we will verify your health insurance benefits prior to your arrival to determine if there will be a copay, deductible, or coinsurance for therapy services. If your plan is not listed, please call us at 425-368-7943 as we are always adding new insurance plans.
Hands for Living offers a discounted cash rate for services that are paid in full on the day of treatment. This can be helpful for those patients who do not have health insurance or have used all available visits through their insurance.
Disclaimer: We have included most of the major plans with which we are in-network. However, this is not an all inclusive list. Health plans do change regularly without prior notification. We recommend that you verify with your health plan what occupational therapy benefits you have available.
List of Insurance Companies:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- United Healthcare
- Self-Insured L&I
- AARP Medicare Complete
- Auto (PIP) Insurance Claims
- First Choice Health
- Railroad Medicare
We are NOT contracted with Apple Health plans, DSHS, or Medicaid.
Feeling Pain? We Can Help You!
At Hands for Living, you will receive an expert, caring, and cost-effective evaluation of your injury or concern. We’ll provide an assessment and information about what has happened and what can be done to help, such as specialized exercises and instructions for improvement.
If needed, we’ll provide comfortable and precise custom orthoses (splints) to protect your elbow, wrist, or hand or improve motion. Great care will always be taken with wounds, scars, swelling, and injuries to tendon, nerve, bone, muscle or soft tissue. For future injuries, we also specialize in practical, ergonomic instructions.
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What People Are Saying
Thank you for encouraging my patience and progress during my healing process.
Prior to therapy, performing minor tasks such as typing were painful. After three months of therapy, I can type, perform household chores and play clarinet with my soft brace on, and I am pain-free for those tasks.
The therapy and therapist were very effective.
Injured my thumb pretty badly, but through constant therapy I was able to get my thumb back to optimal strength and am basically back to normal.
Thank you for all your help and knowledge during my difficult time of recovery.
My therapist was amazing, kind, caring and compassionate. She was very knowledgable about my injury and was supportive and patient during treatment.