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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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Chicago, Illinois ESAs

Emotional Support Animals – Chicago, Illinois

Having the third-highest population in the United States as well as being one of the most important business centers in the world, it is no surprise that Chicago is a popular destination amongst travelers. Chicago has one of the world’s largest, most diversified economies and is filled with many popular tourist destinations. Among these destinations include landmarks such as the John Hancock Center, Michigan Avenue, State Street, Clark Street, and Belmont Avenue. The parkways and boulevards in the city are also heavily inspired by the City Beautiful movement, making it a great area to roam and admire architecturally. Chicago is also known for its outdoor public art, such as the Chagall’s Four Seasons, the Chicago Picasso, Miro’s Chicago, Calder’s Flamingo, Oldenburg’s Batcolumn, Moore’s Large Interior Form, Man Enters the Cosmos, and many more.

If you like nightlife, then the unique culture and atmosphere of Chicago will definitely draw you in. Tourists love the city’s upscale dining establishments as well as the many ethnic restaurant districts. A few of these districts include the Pilsen, Paseo Boricua, Little Italy, Chinatown, Little Vietnam, and Broadway. Other tourist destinations include government and commercial establishments such as Grant Park, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (which is located in a part of downtown called “The Loop”), the Chicago Bears stadium, and many other facilities and convention centers. For those of you who are more interested in outdoor wildlife attractions, Chicago is also famous for the Lincoln Park Zoo and the Lincoln Park Conservatory.

These are just a few of the popular tourist attractions within the city. But unfortunately, because Chicago is known for its fast-paced and busy lifestyle, there is a growing number of people being diagnosed with mental health issues. Fortunately, there are various support options available for people dealing with these types of issues. One of the most popular and least invasive support options available are emotional support animals. Emotional support animals help their owners feel relaxed and comfortable and can even help alleviate symptoms that cause sudden attacks. If this is something that you are interested in, discuss it with your psychiatrist. Your psychiatrist will be able to determine whether or not an emotional support animal is the right option for you. Once diagnosed, your psychiatrist will be able to provide you with a certificate that you will allow you to obtain your animal. The support animal you choose can be any breed such as a cat or a dog, as long as it provides you with the comfort that you need. Finding the best emotional support animal provider for you will assist in making your trip to Chicago, Illinois as stress-free and enjoyable as possible.



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