Q&A Seminar

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy is the only profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations). Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or disability.

How do I know if I need occupational therapy?

Persons of all ages may benefit from skilled occupational therapy if there are difficulties performing everyday activities at home, school, work, or in the community. Individuals who wish to improve their health by improving their lifestyle, such as eating healthier, managing their stress, increasing activity level, and/or improving sleep quality, may also benefit from therapy. An occupational therapist can perform a screen and/or evaluation to determine if therapy is beneficial.

How do I get started?

Please contact Bravo Therapy Center at (210) 390-1795 for details. If you have a referral or prescription from a physician, please email us at office@bravocenter.org or fax us at (855) 702-2527.

 

You can also use the referral form below:

What ages do you see for therapy?

Our therapists see a wide range of people, from newborns to older adults.

What conditions do you typically treat?

Our therapists see a wide range of people with or without disabilities. Common diagnoses include, but are not limited to, 
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Sensory Processing Disorder, Developmental Delays, Down Syndrome, Cancer, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Stroke (CVA), Amputations, Hip and Knee Replacements, Neck and Back Surgeries, Depression, Anxiety, Arthritis, Dementia, Alzheimer's, etc.

How do I prepare for the first session?

Please bring important documents to show your therapist:
identification, referral/prescription from your doctor, any prior evaluations, and a list of medications.

What can I expect from the first visit?

Normally, the first visit will include a comprehensive evaluation. This might take 1-2 hours to complete. During this time, your therapist will ask an array of questions and perform the assessment. Please dress comfortably for your session.

What precautions are you taking due to COVID-19?

Our therapists are fully vaccinated and follow CDC recommendations for PPE. We highly encourage our patients and families to wear masks and practice social distancing during sessions.

Do you accept insurance?

We are currently accepting Tricare East, BlueCross & BlueShield of Texas, Medicaid, Humana, and Medicare. Also, we are currently working with other major insurance companies. We recommend to email us for any updates.

 

We are also taking private pay clients. 

Which areas do you serve?

For telehealth services, we are available across Texas. 

 

For in-person, we proudly serve the city of San Antonio (Texas) and its surrounding areas, including Alamo Heights, Castle Hills, Olmos Park, Terrell Hills, Stone Oak, Helotes, New Braunfels, Schertz, Cibolo. Telehealth services are available across Texas. Telehealth services in California will be available soon. Please visit our site for updates.

What method of payment do you accept?

We are currently accepting cash, check, and credit card payments.

Yes, please email us to book an appoinment. 

I am a student/clinician/institution and would like to schedule a session. Do you have a list of your services? 

Yes, we have expertise in multiple areas and our mentorship and/or consultative services include but are not limited to:

  • Mentorship to improve clinical skills

  • Guidance to develop and implement programming at your facility

  • Recommendations to narrow down and refine your capstone project or master's thesis

  • Strategies to strengthen your OT school applications

 

Please e-mail us at office@bravocenter.org to schedule an appointment. 

We are currently not taking volunteers. If you're interested in the pre-OT mentorship program, please email us for more information. 

I am a student and have questions about coaching/mentorship services. Can I book a coaching session? 

Yes, please email us to book an appoinment. 

What is the pre-OT Mentorship Program (POMP)?

It's a structured program for future OT students, who wish to become leaders in the profession. The 6-12 month program is free of charge and includes exposure to multiple OT settings and opportunities to stand out as an OT applicant by developing research and leadership skills. Students will have support with their essays, applications, and interviews. Please email us for an application. Only 1-2 students are accepted per year and a 2-step interview is conducted. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
Future & Current Clinicians

I am a healthcare provider and have questions on how to provide occupational therapy services. Can I book a consultative session?

I need observation hours for my OT application. Do you take volunteers?

We accept the following insurance plans

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Private Pay