FAQ’s

Find answers to common questions about Laura’s practice below.

Not finding the information you need? Email hello@laurameihofer.com for answers to your specific questions.

 

Dr. Laura Meihofer is available to the professional community for mentoring, consulting, speaking engagements, interviews, collaborations and brand partnerships.

Where does Laura practice?

Laura’s private practice is located in Rochester, Minnesota. She is available for in-person and telemedicine appointments for residents of Minnesota. She offers remote consultations to patients outside Minnesota. To find out if Laura can help you, schedule your free 20 minute phone consultation today.

When does Laura take appointments?

Office Hours

M, W, F- 8:00am – 5:00pm Central Time

T, Th- 8:00am – 7:00pm Central Time

Saturday Appointments Upon Request

Can I make an appointment if I don't live in Minnesota?

Yes! It can be difficult to find an experienced pelvic floor physical therapist in your area. Laura offers remote consultations and intensive out-of-town programs for those who live out of state. Start by scheduling a free 20 minute phone consultation.

Do you take my insurance?

Laura does not accept insurance. Her practice is out of network (OON) for all insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid. Full payment is due at the time of your appointment. In most cases, you can submit a claim to your insurance for reimbursement. The amount of reimbursement varies by insurance plan.

Are you cash based?

Yes- Laura’s practice is Fee for Service. Full payment is due at the time of service. She accepts major credit cards including eligible HSA/FSA cards. An itemized superbill can be provided upon request to submit to your insurance company. Every insurance company’s coverage is different. Be sure to answer all coverage questions with your insurance company in advance.

What is telemedicine?

Telemedicine is physical therapy completed through a HIPAA compliant/confidential video call. You must have a strong internet connection and device with camera and microphone to connect. This allows you to receive treatment from the comfort of your own home!

What is the cancellation policy?

There is a 24 hour cancellation policy.  You will be charged the full fee or value for appointments missed or cancelled less than 24 hours in advance. If you are late for a session, you may lose some of that session time.

Who does Laura treat?

Laura treats female, male, transgender and gender non-conforming adults (18+). In-office and virtual appointments are available.

Do I need a referral?

The state of Minnesota allows patients to visit a provider for up to 90 days prior to requiring a referral for physical therapy treatment. Patients do not need a referral for wellness services, however, it is recommended you ask your insurance company how wellness services are covered in advance to avoid surprises.

How long are the sessions?

New patients begin with a free 20 minute phone consultation to discuss your condition, goals and determine if it’s a good fit. Your first appointment is 90 minutes. Laura uses this time to understand your current function and medical history, create a personalized plan of care, provide initial treatment and education. All subsequent visits are 45 minutes.

What does out of network (OON) mean?

Out of network means the provider does not have any contracts with insurance companies. This comes with key benefits. Out of network providers are not limited to stipulations including number of visits, what type of treatment you receive, which provider you see, length of treatment process, etc. You and your provider determine the amount of care needed to reclaim a healthy quality of life.

Why do I need to give a credit card information to confirm a free phone consultation?

You will be asked for credit card information to confirm your free 20 minute phone consultation. You are welcome to reschedule or cancel your appointment at least 24 hours in advance without penalty. If you are a no-show or cancel your appointment within 24 hours of the appointment, you will be charged a cancellation fee.

You will not be charged for completing the call.

 

How do you become a good pelvic floor physical therapist?

Mentoring is key. Pelvic floor dysfunction is very complex. Laura has completed years of on-the-job training and specialized education to master this area. The complexity of the pelvic floor shouldn’t discourage people interested in learning more! Laura offers one-on-one mentoring programs for professional interested in taking their services to the next level.