We are compiling a list of resources for physical therapy private practice owners to help them deal with the Coronavirus outbreak.
The Private Practice Section is recommending you contact your Senator and Congressmember to ask for additional PPP funding.
Here’s a template for you:
My name is and I am a physical therapist in private practice. I am the owner of (name of clinic) located in (town). We have (number) clinics and employ (number) people. (Share brief story of how your clinic has been financially impacted by COVID-19). Thank you for the policies enacted which support small businesses and health care providers during this public health crisis-especially the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans.
As a small business owner, I am thrilled to be qualified for the PPP, but as of April 16th, there is no more money to lend. Without this loan, (describe the impact of not being able to obtain these funds-on patient access, on your business, as well as the local economy)
Please Senator __________, I (as well as my employees and my patients) desperately need you and your colleagues to enact legislation which will infuse another $250 billion into the PPP program. Thank you for your attention to this urgent matter.
If you are a PPS Member: Member: Private Practice Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
Thank you for enacting the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans to help us small businesses keep our employees on payroll. As of April 16th, there is no more money to lend. Without this loan, (describe the impact of not being able to obtain these funds-on patient access, on your business as well as the local economy) Please Senator __________, I (as well as my employees and my patients) desperately need you to enact legislation which will infuse another $250 billion into the PPP program. As a voter and a small business owner, I thank you for your help!
Template Facebook Post
Template Facebook Post As of April 16th, the PPP has no more money to lend. (tag Senator __________ on Facebook), I (as well as my employees and my patients) desperately need you to add another $250 billion to the PPP program. Without this loan, (describe the impact of not being able to obtain these funds-on patient access, on your business as well as the local economy). As a voter and a small business owner, I thank you for your help!
Template Twitter Post
As of April 16th, the PPP has no more money to lend. (Use Senator’s twitter handle: @Senator __________), I (as well as my employees and my patients) desperately need you to add another $250 billion to the PPP program. As a voter and a small business owner, I thank you for your help! #PPSAdvocacy
Senate Committee’s Small Business Owner’s Guide here:
Here are two other links we think may be most helpful today:
Payroll Protection Program (PPP) Application form:
Your own bank may require a different form or additional information. We advise you to check with your bank ASAP because they are learning by the hour and may be ready to go with many types of help by the end of the week. It may be first come, first serve to some extent!
PPS COVID Checklist and Resources:
California Physical Therapy Association Resource Page
Click here lots of resource links and information
Smart Assist has a good list of financial resources by state.
Click here for details
PPS Special IMPACT Issue
An entire issue about dealing with COVID-19 – Click here
I created a dedicated telehealth page. Click here for this.
Webinars & Recordings
Clinicient is providing virtual town hall meetings: As the COVID-19 situation remains everchanging, the well-being of our clients, their patients, and our employees is our top priority. Like you, we want to do our part to help. Starting today we will begin holding virtual town halls to give you, and all rehab therapists, practice owners and their staff a forum to hear from us, share ideas and collaborate as we mitigate the impact of COVID-19.
Click here to register.
From Breakthrough PT Marketing
Chad Madden at Breakthrough PT Marketing did a good webinar with answers about the COVID-19/Coronavirus outbreak and what PT practices can do.
Click here to watch that.
Click here to watch the webinar.
He also created a Facebook Group – PT Private Practices Standing Up Through Crisis.
Click here to visit the group and join if you are interested.
Provided by BCMS Comp. Facility Message to Patients, Patient/Employee Questionnaire, Patient Decision Tree for Questionnaire, Employee Decision Tree for Questionnaire
In response to “how do we decide” how to handle certain Coronavirus issues, Mary, Alicia, and Teresa at BCMS Comp have created two Decision Tree documents for your review and use, as applicable. It is critical that you don’t put yourself in jeopardy by changing content that could be state or federal law requirements or prohibitions. If you have questions, please email Alicia Nevins Mahoney at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Click here to download all 4 documents.
Disaster Relief from the Small Business Administration
The SBA is providing guidance and small business loans for economic damages.
Click here for more information.
Local SBA Assistance
Here’s a resource to local SBA counselors that you can reach out to. There’s a finder function on this website to locate a resource near you.
Click here for more information.
Interim Guidance Resources from the CDC for Businesses & Employers
Other Business Resources
Thoughts on How to Lead & Manage Your Staff from Simon Sinek
Here’s a good post from Simon Sinek about options to retain your staff. I hope this helps.
It’s on Facebook. Click here to view it.
Idea to Offer Elderly Hours – Grocery Stores are Doing This. Perhaps It Would Work in Your Practice
Here’s a story about how some grocery stores are offering elderly hours for their patrons. Perhaps you can do something similar and offer elderly hours for higher risk patients?
Click here to read more.