Guthrie has launched a Driver Assessment that will help elderly, ill or previously injured patients and loved ones determine whether or not they should be permitted to drive.
The assessment is a two part test that identifies cognitive or physical changes that may affect your ability to drive safely:
- The first part of the assessment is performed by an occupational therapist at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. The clinical assessment will evaluate your visual, cognitive, perceptual and motor skills that are necessary for safe driving.
- The second portion of the assessment is completed at a local driving school and will measure your ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
What do I need to schedule an assessment?
A doctor’s referral is needed to schedule the evaluation.
How much does it cost?
This is a self-pay assessment and generally not covered by a majority of health insurances.
How will you get your results?
A final report will be sent to the health care provider that referred you for the assessment. They will discuss the results of the driving assessment.
People with the following may benefit from the assessment:
- Neurological conditions
- Disease/Dementia Diabetes/Neuropathy
- Orthopaedic conditions
For more information or to schedule an appointment please call the Guthrie Rehabilitation Department at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital at 570-887-4801.