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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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Columbus, Ohio

There is nothing more exciting than getting to spend time away from work. There are many places you can visit and have a wonderful time with your friends and family. Ohio can be a great place to visit and has many different daytime tours as well as nightlife. Ohio is known for its strong economy based on education, business, fashion, food and much more. If you decide to visit Ohio with your friends or family then you may want to visit places such as The Ohio Statehouse, LeVeque Tower, Santa Maria, Franklin Park Conservatory, and even the Green Lawn Cemetery. If you’re looking for a more artistic visit to Ohio there are incredible museums such as the Columbus Museum of Art, Center of Science and Industry, Ohio History Connect, Kelton House Museum and Garden and the Wexner Center for the Arts.

If you wish to attend a mass during your stay here in Ohio then you can choose from a diverse number of options like churches such as Xenos Christian Fellowship, Vineyard Columbus, World Harvest Church, Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Bexley Hall Episcopal Seminary, Methodist Theological School in Ohio, Ohio Christian University and the Pontifical College Josephinum. 

During the night, there are many performing arts theaters to visit. The most popular theaters in the area include the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Opera Columbus, BalletMet Columbus, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, CATCO, Columbus Children’s Theatre, Shadowbox Cabaret and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra. There are also theaters such as the  New York City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Martha Graham Contemporary Dance Company, and BalletMet Columbus that are popular options as well.

During the day, there are many Ohio parks that tend to attract visitors as well. Here you will find popular parks such as the Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District that includes the Inniswood Metro Gardens and a collection of public gardens like the Highbanks Metro Park and the Battelle-Darby Creek Metro Park. There are also festivals held year-round such as the Hot Times Festival, Ohio State Fair—one of the largest state fairs in the country—as well as the Columbus Arts Festival and the Jazz and Ribs Festival.

Because Ohio is one of the busiest states in the U.S., people dealing with mental health issues such as depression, panic attacks, anxiety, and insomnia can find it a stressful area to reside in. Luckily, there are many different support options available for people dealing with these issues, such as emotional support animals. Emotional support animals are easy to obtain and you will just need your psychiatrist to diagnose your mental health issue and provide you with an emotional support animal certificate. Once you have your certificate, you will be able to find the right provider for you and enjoy visiting and living in places like Ohio while stress-free.


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