WHY DO YOU NEED A DOCTOR’S NOTE?
YOU CAN BE REQUIRED BY LAW TO PRODUCE IT!
In order to prove that an animal is an emotional support animal, you may be asked to provide documentation from a licensed professional (doctor, psychiatrist, or other mental health professional) stating that the animal is an essential part of treatment for a disability. A landlord or business may ask you to provide a doctor’s note or they could deny you and your emotional support animal. All airlines require the letter.
Regardless of whether you are asked to show a doctor’s letter, it is very helpful to have one on file just in case.
- Call to see if you qualify for a free consultation or just to ask us a question about the process.
- A doctor in our network may be able to prescribe an emotional support animal with only one phone call
- You don’t pay anything unless the mental health professional approves you
- There’s absolutely no risk to you, so give us a call!
TRAVELING WITH ANIMALS
To travel with an emotional support animal on an airplane, you must provide supporting documentation that must be from a licensed mental health professional or a medical doctor which states the following:
- That you have a mental or emotional disability recognized in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition.
- That you need the emotional support animal as an accommodation for air travel and/or for an activity at your destination.
- That the individual providing the assessment is a licensed mental health professional or medical doctor, and you are under his or her professional care.
*** UPDATE! As of January 2021, the Department of Transportation has decided that people with mental and emotional disabilities no longer have the right to fly with their emotional support animals. It has now been left to the individual airlines how they want to treat emotional support animals, but we are encouraging them to continue accommodating people with disabilities. Please contact us for the most up-to-date information. In addition, this does not affect any of the below mentioned housing rights afforded under the Fair Housing Act.
LIVING WITH ANIMALS
Landlords are required to make a reasonable accommodation for a person who requires an emotional support animal that allows that person to live with the animal, even if the landlord has a no-pet policy. However, the landlord may require written documentation that the animal is truly a prescribed emotional support animal.
OUR NETWORK OF INDEPENDENT MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS WILL GET YOU YOUR REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION TODAY
Our Simple Process
- Call us or set up a time for our medical professional to call you and see if you qualify.
- Fill out your details and the details of your animal.
- Consult by phone with one of our medical professionals.
- Receive your Doctor Letter for Airline Travel and Housing immediately via email for print and use.