Tips for Handling Healthcare Costs with Confidence

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Physical therapy can help patients get back to doing the things they love – whether that’s achieving peak athletic performance, resuming everyday activities without pain or strain, or simply building strength and flexibility for better overall health.

As Athletico patients know, what physical therapy generally can’t offer is a “quick fix.” This is actually a good thing, as it allows the body to heal and improve over time, while also teaching patients new habits to promote lasting health and reduce the chance of future injury. However, since a full course of treatment could include several appointments over time, it may be helpful to think about options to manage costs and payments. Even with good insurance coverage, patients may have to pay co-pays, co-insurance and deductible out-of-pocket costs. Fortunately, Athletico patients have an option beyond cash, checks and traditional credit cards.

A Card Dedicated to Care

Athletico has an established relationship with CareCredit, which offers a dedicated health, wellness and personal care credit card. CareCredit can help patients cover the costs associated with the entire course of treatment*, and it offers some unique advantages compared to general-purpose credit cards, including:

  1. Take time to pay*

With promotional financing from CareCredit, patients may be able to move forward with the healthcare services they need today, but pay for these services over time. For instance, purchases over $200 qualify for promotional financing, which means patients can fit payments into their monthly budget.

  1. Use your card for every appointment*

In addition to using the CareCredit card to pay for Athletico appointments throughout the course of treatment, patients can also pay other out-of-pocket health and wellness costs for the whole family (including pets). CareCredit is accepted at more than 200,000 provider and health-focused retail locations nationwide — including Rite Aid Pharmacies.

  1. Be prepared and organized

With a dedicated healthcare credit card, patients can be ready to handle health and wellness costs with confidence. Even when expenses are unexpected, patients have the ability to purchase the products and services they want and need without paying cash up front or tying up other credit cards.* In addition, having a dedicated healthcare credit card makes it easy to track and manage healthcare-related costs.

Focusing on Your Health

At Athletico, we know how important it is for our patients to concentrate on their health and wellness goals. This is why we offer options like CareCredit, so that patients can be confident in their treatment plan without worrying about out-of-pocket costs. If you are interested in learning more about CareCredit, ask about it at your next Athletico appointment or visit

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*Subject to credit approval. Minimum monthly payments required. See for details. 

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