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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I get services for my child through Heart 4 Kids Therapy?


    If you are concerned about your child, you can make a referral

    by calling our office at (727) 202-9200. We will take your

    information and coordinate a referral with your physician.

  • What information do I need when I refer my child?


    We will need your child's name, date of birth, insurance

    information, and physician's name. We will also need your name, home address, and telephone number.

  • What is the referral process like, and how long does it take?


    Once we have your child’s information, we send a referral to your

    child's physician to obtain doctor's orders. Once we have gotten

    the doctor’s orders, one of our therapists will call you to schedule

    an evaluation. The referral process usually takes between 1-7


  • What happens after the evaluation?


    The therapist will explain the results of the evaluation to you

    and make recommendations. Once the evaluation is completed,

    we get doctor's orders to complete any therapy that has been

    recommended and obtain any necessary authorizations from your

    insurance company. Once these steps are complete your child’s

    therapist(s) will call to schedule treatment. This process generally

    takes 7-10 days.

  • My child does not qualify for therapy at the school

    district. Can they still get services from Heart 4 Kids



    Yes. While the school districts must follow an educational model

    for therapy, meaning that the delay or disorder must interfere

    with the child's ability to learn in a school environment, Heart 4

    Kids Therapy follows a medical model. We treat delays and disorders related to speech, language, and occupational

    skills that interfere with a person's ability to participate

    in all aspects of their life. Because of this difference, we are

    frequently able to provide therapy services for children who do

    not qualify for services through their school district.

  • My child already receives therapy through the school/Early Steps/FDLRS. Can he/she still get services from Heart 4 Kids



    Yes. Heart 4 Kids Therapy can provide therapy in addition to

    services received through your child’s school district, Early Steps or FDLRS.

  • Does Heart 4 Kids therapy Provide Occupational

    Therapy and/or Physical Therapy?


    Heart 4 Kids Therapy is excited to now offer occupational therapy!

    We hope to offer physical therapy in the near future.

  • How long will my child need therapy?


    Since every child is different, we cannot guarantee a

    time frame for therapy. A child will be discharged

    from therapy when all therapy goals have been

    met and he or she demonstrates skills that are

    within normal limits on a standardized assessment.

  • When is payment required?


    Payment is required at time of service unless otherwise specified.

    If you have payment questions or concerns, please contact us for payment options.

  • Is my child eligible to receive services from Heart 4

    Kids Therapy?


    Any child up to 21 years of age, who has a delay or disorder that

    would warrant speech or occupational therapy and lives within our service area can qualify for our services.

    Each child is evaluated by the appropriate therapist(s). Our therapists will work with you to determine if your child would benefit from therapy.

  • What are Heart 4 Kids therapy days and hours of operation?


    Heart 4 Kids Therapy is open Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

  • Does Heart 4 Kids Therapy accept my insurance?


    We are currently working to become providers for Multiple insurances. Please call Heart 4 Kids Therapy to hear about your options. Heart 4 Kids Therapy currently accepts AHCA Medicaid, Staywell, CMS, United Healthcare & private pay patients, who prefer to be billed directly for services and may or may not seek reimbursement at a later time.

  • Where does therapy take place?


    Treatment takes place at our outpatient clinic located at

    31840 U.S. Highway 19 N.

    Palm Harbor, Florida 34684.

Looking for an answer to a question that was not listed above? Please send us an email with your question and we will get an answer back to you ASAP.

Let us know if you prefer email, text or phone call.


For private pay patients not seeking reimbursement:

Please note that correspondence with your child’s primary care physician is not required in order to initiate services.  The referral process is typically reduced to 3-5 days for scheduling and completion of the evaluation.


PHONE: 727.202.9200

FAX: 727.350.9665


31918 U.S. Highway 19 N.

Palm Harbor, FL 34684

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