New Patient Process

Referral Process

Check out our easy-to-follow flow chart for the smoothest steps to getting started with pediatric therapy at Skills on the Hill. Whether you are a first-time parent seeking support or a seasoned caregiver expanding your services – we are here for you every step of the way. Contact us directly with any questions or comments on taking the first step!


  1. A phone call or email inquiry

    We will obtain contact information, concerns about your child, and schedule an “intake phone call” with one of our assistant clinical directors.

  2. Intake phone call

    Our clinical director will ask questions about your child to understand areas of concern, answer your questions about our services and how we can help, and explain the evaluation process. At this time we will also request your insurance information so that our billing department can verify benefits.

  3. Intake paperwork

    We will send you intake paperwork and questionnaires that must be completed and submitted before an appointment may be scheduled.

  4. Schedule evaluation

    When we receive your paperwork, we will schedule an evaluation with your child.

  5. Benefits review

    Our billing department will contact you prior to your first session/evaluation to review your benefits for occupational therapy services.

  6. Evaluation

    The evaluation will last between 1.5-2 hours for OT and approximately 1 hour for PT. For SLP, the eval is 60-90 minutes. 

  7. Parent meeting

    For OT patients, within two weeks after the evaluation, we will contact you to schedule a one-hour meeting to discuss the results and recommendations. PT will review full evaluation at next scheduled session. For SLP patients, within two weeks after the evaluation, the evaluating clinician will contact you to schedule a thirty-minute meeting to review the evaluation results and treatment recommendations.

  8. Schedule sessions 

    If therapy is recommended and your family decides to pursue therapy, we work together to get sessions scheduled.

  9. Set goals

    For OT, approximately one month following the start of services, therapy goals are developed by the therapist in a “treatment plan. PT goals are developed at the beginning of treatment. For SLP, Around one month following the start of services, therapy goals are created by the treating clinician and developed into a treatment plan.

Capitol Hill

1301 Pennsylvania Ave SE 

Washington, DC 20003
Phone: (202) 544-5439
FAX: (202) 379-1797

Columbia Pike

2301 Columbia Pike Suite 125
Arlington, VA 22204
Phone: (571) 527-0818
FAX: (202) 379-1797

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