It’s been nearly two years since the Canadian federal government legalized adult-use recreational cannabis and in that time many more Canadians have learned about and accessed cannabis for medicinal reasons.
You may wonder why a medical consumer might go to the trouble of seeing a physician for a medical document when they could just as easily pop into their local licensed retailer to pick up what they need. While each person has their own reasons to seek a medical document, some reasons might include the ability to claim medical cannabis on your taxes, establishing a patient file and historical usage with a health care provider, or because as medical patients they can access a variety of trusted brands and products along with exclusive access to craft cannabis offered through providers like Shelter Market.
Whatever your reasoning, it's a pretty straight forward process when you utilize a cannabis specific clinic, like Apollo Cannabis Clinics for example.
What Patients Can Expect When Seeking A Medical Document from Apollo Cannabis Clinic
Especially now in the era of Covid-19 social distancing, visiting a health care provider in person may prove much more difficult than in previous years. The good news is, to make an appointment with an Apollo physician you will not require a referral from your own family doctor and to get the process started you only need to use the online form found on their website here.
If you live in Ontario, your consultation with the Apollo physician is free as it is covered by OHIP. Outside of Ontario, Apollo offers a free, secure video appointment available across Canada.
Once you’ve filled out the form, an Apollo Patient Care Specialist will call you to set up your initial appointment. They’ll ask a series of questions to determine your eligibility for medical cannabis such as have you ever been diagnosed with schizophrenia, been in a car accident and are you a veteran or a first responder?
Then they’ll send you a medical history questionnaire which you will need to fill out and return prior to your scheduled appointment.
You’ll receive a treatment plan during your first appointment and then you’ll have an opportunity to discuss which providers and products would be best suited to your needs. At this point you can request a specific provider, such as Shelter Market, and the Apollo team will ensure your medical document is sent to our client care team. You will also need to fill out a Shelter Market registration form, which can be found here.
It’s worth noting that many patients split their daily limit across two or more medical documents so that they can access multiple providers. Transferring a medical document from one provider to another is a simple process and one you can request at any point.
Three months after your initial appointment, you’ll get a follow up where you can discuss your current treatment plan and make adjustments if necessary. In the meantime, Patient Care Specialists are available seven days a week via phone, email, or chat to answer any ongoing questions you may have.
For a list of Canadian Cannabis Clinics please click here.
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