HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT

What to do before your appointment

In order for your appointment to go smoothly, you’ll need to collect some information for our doctor. This is so that we know who your doctor is and what treatments you have tried in the past. This helps us create an appropriate treatment plan for you.

If you are new to our office, please obtain records for the past 5 years, including records from the past year. We do require at least one document from care in the past year. All types of care are helpful for us to see- including medical doctors, naturopathic doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, etc. If you cannot get records for the past 5 years, please get what you can. This is to show who you see for care and that you are currently being treated by this healthcare provider. Many qualifying conditions require that we show your condition is “chronic”- meaning long-term and that your condition impacts your ability to perform activities such as sleep, work, care for home, cooking, walking, etc. Pain fits into this category, for an intractable pain diagnosis you’ll need to show documents that prove that you’ve been in pain for at least a year and that you have tried other treatments without success.

If you are a returning patient from our office we only need records from the past year so we know what care you have received in the past year, who you see for care, that you are currently being treated by this healthcare provider. In the event that you did not provide past records at your initial appointments, we appreciate you bringing older records to complete your chart.

Some patients wish to bring a note from their doctor stating that they wish to add cannabis/marijuana to your current treatment plan. If so, that is very helpful for us. The note will need to be dated in the past year. Please bring that note to your appointment.

If you don’t have a doctor’s note, it is best to have your doctor’s office fax copies of your chart, including imaging reports and lab reports directly to us at (888) 204 1280 . You’ll need to sign a “Release of Information Form” from us or your doctor’s office allowing your doctor to send this information to us. It can take up to 3 weeks for records to be transferred, so please take care of this as soon as you can. Faxed records are usually sent free of charge. It is common to charge a fee if you want to pick up the records from your doctor. If you pick up the records, please bring them to your appointment.

Records from a “Patient Portal” aren’t the same as the chart notes provided from doctor to doctor but they can be helpful if you don’t have time to get the records faxed to us.

If you do not bring enough information to your appointment, we will ask you to return for another appointment after you obtain the necessary records from your doctor.

IF YOU WISH TO DISCUSS  WANTING ADDITIONAL PLANT COUNTS OVER 6 PLANTS

**YOU MUST DISCUSS THIS AT YOUR VISIT AND REQUEST THE ADDITIONAL REQUEST PAPERWORK AT THE TIME YOU SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT**

** ALL PATIENTS WHO RECEIVE 6-15 PLANTS MUST REGISTER WITH THE WA ST DOH AT A MEDICAL ENDORSED RETAIL OUTLET IMMEDIATELY AFTER GETTING THEIR RECOMMENDATION FROM THEIR PHYSICIAN **

You will also need to bring your Washington State ID or Driver’s License to your appointment.

**DESIGNATED PROVIDERS

ALL PATIENT DESIGNATED PROVIDER’S MUST  BE PRESENT AT TIME OF PATIENTS APPOINTMENT TO SIGN THEIR CONSENT FOR PROVIDER AGREEMENT PER WASHINGTON STATE LAW , DOH REQUIREMENTS AND MUST REGISTER WITH THE WA ST DOH AT A MEDICAL ENDORSED RETAIL OUTLET IMMEDIATELY AFTER GETTING THE RECOMMENDATION 

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