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49 Calhoun Street, Suite B  s  Charleston, SC 29401  s  Phone: (843) 579-9166



"If You Are Injured On the Job In South Carolina Workers' Compensation Will Pay For All Necessary Medical Massage Treatment!"

"South Carolina Workers' Compensation medical division's mission is to promote access to appropriate, quality healthcare to injured workers at a reasonable cost to employers." Appropriate quality healthcare for injured workers may include medical massage therapy.

If you have been injured on the job in the Charleston, South Carolina area and you have any muscle aches, pains, sprains or strains... medial massage therapy should be a part of your medical care.

The first thing you need to know is a little bit about your rights as an injured worker. The shortest and best explanations of your rights is contained in the following brochure put out by the South Carolina Workers Compensation Commission (click on each image to read the brochure):

Why do I have to go to a "Designated Provider"?
By statute, the employer can designate medical providers for workers' compensation. Reasons to designate providers: - to provide employees with appropriate medical care for on-the-job injuries from occupational / industrial medicine doctors - to give the employer a working relationship with the medical provider to help employees get back to work on modified duty.

One of the most common question an injured worker asks is can I CHOOSE to see my own doctor or licensed healthcare processional?
By South Carolina law you must first go to your doctor chosen by your employer or your employers insurance representative . Depending on the nature of your injury it may be important that you first get a medical evaluation by a qualified physician.

You have the right to request your own therapy and your own licensed healthcare therapist this includes medical massage therapy.
If you want to include medical massage therapy as part of your treatment plan, authorization must be obtained from your employer and/or employer's health insurance adjuster.

So the big question is what is the process to get workers' compensation to cover your work related injury at the Medical Massage Center of Charleston?

If you have experienced a work-related injury and you want to be treated by one of our medical massage therapist, please do the following to receive authorization so that Workers' Compensation will cover your treatment costs:

Steps to receive authorization for medical massage treatment:

  1. Contact the medical doctor who was designated to you by your employer and/or employer's insurance carrier and present them with a Request For Medical Massage Therapy Form A. This form requests that your medical doctor provide you with a letter of medical necessity so that your medical massage therapy will be included as a part of your treatment plan.

  2. Contact your human resources department of your company and present them with a Request For Medical Massage Therapy Form B.  This form requests that your employer authorize medical massage therapy as a part of your treatment plan.

  3. Contact the claims adjuster of your insurance carrier and present them with the  Request For Medical Massage Therapy Form C.  This form requests that your workers' compensation insurance carrier authorize medical massage therapy as a part of your treatment plan.

If you have any questions or you need any help in obtaining authorization call our front office at 843.579.9166 and we will be happy to assist you.

Once we receive the necessary authorization paperwork from your workers' compensation medical doctor, insurance adjuster or employer we will contact you to schedule your appointments.







Medical Massage Center Of Charleston
49 Calhoun Street, Suite B
Charleston, SC 29401
Ph. (843) 579-9166
Fax: (843) 579-9454

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