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Complete Online Exam

All individuals seeking an Emotional Support Animal prescription must complete an online medical examination consisting of 74 questions. It takes anywhere from 15 – 20 minutes to complete so please make sure that you are ready to fill it out and move forward, since you won't be able to save your exam and come back to it later. You can begin the exam by clicking on the “online medical exam”tab located in the main navigation menu or by clicking the “get started now” tab below.

Make Payment

Potential patients should keep in mind that if the evaluating medical doctor does not feel comfortable writing you a prescription for an emotional support animal, then you will receive a same-day refund. Refunds are granted only to those who are not approved by the evaluating physician. After completing your online exam you will be required to make a payment and choose a treatment plan that best applies to you. If you need an ESA letter for housing, please choose the housing plan. The entry level housing plan is called the “care plan” and is 159.00. If you need a letter only for travel, then please choose the travel plan for 149.00. If you need documentation for both, you will need to select the Compassion Plan for 199.00, which will cover both travel and housing. Regardless, you must submit payment at that time or your exam will not be processed.

The DOGtor Reviews Your Exam

The Dogtor reviews your exam & you'll receive a notification within 48 hours if approved or not. Approval is typically the same day on a normal work week. In the event that the Dogtor needs to do a further evaluation he may want to speak to you over Skype. However, it's very rare.

You've Been Approved!

All individuals who have submitted an online exam will hear back from the evaluating physician within 24-48 hours. The doctor will email you from this or her personal email address to the email address that you have on file, so please make sure to check spam folders and wait patiently for the correspondence from the M.D. A doctor may ask you more questions about your exam so please be prepared to provide further details if they want more info in order for them to make an informed decision. Usually these questions are about asking for more clarity or that you have been vague in answering a specific question. As stated in Step 3, if the doctor does not approve you, you will receive a same-day refund. However, in the event that you are approved, you will receive your emailed PDF copy of the prescription letter typically on the same day. You will also receive a courtesy hard copy that will be mailed to the address that you have on file when taking the online exam. The hard copy take a few business days to arrive, depending on where you are located in the USA.

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San Jose, California

There are many different things that can trigger anxiety, including some medications. If you are struggling with anxiety or know someone who is, remember to consider the different treatment options. Although medication is sometimes the best treatment option, Emotional Support Animals are also able to help alleviate symptoms of anxiety and other disorders. 

Dogs are one of the most sought after types of Emotional Support Animals in San Jose. Dogs are incredibly lovable and will be there for their owners no matter what, without expecting anything in return. Just the presence of a dog or other animal can alleviate the signs and attacks of anxiety. More and more patients have shown improved progress on their conditions since obtaining an Emotional Support Animal.

Emotional Support Animals are one of the most preferred ways to help people deal with mental disabilities. Doctors, specifically psychiatrists and therapists, recommend this method of treatment to help their patients. You can choose the type of pet you want your Emotional Support Animal to be whether it be a dog, cat, or even bird. However, you must first get the approval and certificate from your doctor regarding the present state of your mental health before obtaining an Emotional Support Animal in  San Jose, California.

Although having an Emotional Support Animal can be incredibly beneficial, there are some establishments and airlines that will not allow your animal. Because of this, it is necessary you obtain an Emotional Support Animal patch and vest for your animal so that it will be recognized as a certified support animal. These establishments have the legal right to not allow the entrance of your Emotional Support Animal if not provided with the correct paperwork provided to you by your doctor.

It is important that you have this Emotional Support Animal patch at all times whether you are flying or just going to the supermarket. You can easily buy this Emotional Support Animal patch online or you can ask your doctor about where to find one. The patch must be registered and ironed or sewn onto the leash, vest, or article of clothing. Consider this method of treatment and you will surely be able to experience all of the wonderful benefits of having an Emotional Support Animal.

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