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3.1. Prescription and Assessment: An Overview

Chapter 3: Prescription and Assessment - An Overview

This chapter reviews the next phase of getting your wheelchair in which you will work with your team to find the best equipment to meet your needs. Step 3: Getting a wheelchair prescription, and Step 4: Attending your wheelchair assessment, will be discussed in detail.

In this chapter we will answer the following questions:

  • Who will write my prescription for a wheelchair assessment?
  • Why I need a prescription for a wheelchair assessment?
  • Who makes the appointment for my wheelchair assessment?
  • Who will be at my wheelchair assessment?
  • What can I expect to happen at my assessment?
  • Do I have to do anything at my assessment?
  • What questions should I ask my clinician or therapist and supplier?
  • What is a 'letter of medical necessity' and what does it have to do with my prescription and assessment?

 

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