PTSD: Frequently Asked Questions
What payment methods do you accept at ARCannabisClinic?
We currently accept major credit cards and debit. No cash or personal checks are accepted.
Do you accept insurance?
Unfortunately medical marijuana/cannabis is still federally illegal, therefore no insurance company has elected to cover cannabis-related treatments or related office visits.
How much does it cost for a PTSD Evaluation Visit?
PTSD Evaluation Visit Is Only $99*. *100% Risk Free Consultation Price of $99 is after bundled discount with our
Marijuana Card Approval Visit.
Discounts can not be combined with other offers and are subject to change without notice. Normal fee for PTSD diagnosis consult is $199 if Marijuana Card Approval Visit is not also purchased.
Is PTSD a qualifying condition to get a marijuana card?
Yes. PTSD is recognized as a qualifying condition for a medical marijuana card in just about every state with a medical marijuana program. ARCannabisClinic providers can
diagnose you with PTSD, if you qualify, same day so you can get your medical marijuana card FAST.
What are the steps to get a PTSD Diagnosis consultation?
There are four steps to see if you can be diagnosed with PTSD:
Book a PTSD appointment
3. Sign your
4. Wait for our provider to reach out to you at your appointment time.
*IMPORTANT* Our providers can not reach out to you until a correct consent form is signed AND your payment is made in full. Please note each appointment type has it's own unique consent form that MUST be signed by you BEFORE your appointment.
How can ARCannabisClinic help me get diagnosed with PTSD?
ARCannabisClinic providers can evaluate you and determine whether you meet criteria for PTSD. If you meet criteria based on the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), you will be diagnosed with PTSD and then you will qualify for a medical marijuana card in the state in which you are applying for a card.
Do I need to provide medical records to get diagnosed for PTSD?
No, records are not required to get diagnosed for PTSD with our providers. Our providers will conduct an independent assessment to see if you qualify.
Is PTSD diagnosis all I need to get a medical marijuana card approval?
No. PTSD diagnosis visit, if diagnosed, fulfills only the required medical records part of the approval process. You must also visit with our provider for a medical marijuana card approval visit.
What is the DSM - 5 and why is it important?
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is the handbook used by health care professionals in the United States and much of the world as the authoritative guide to the diagnosis of mental disorders. DSM contains descriptions, symptoms, and other criteria for diagnosing mental disorders. It provides a common language for clinicians to communicate about their patients and establishes consistent and reliable diagnoses that can be used in the research of mental disorders. ARCannabisClinic Providers will base your diagnosis of PTSD on the DSM - 5 criteria.
Source: American Psychiatric Association
I have PTSD but it was diagnosed a long time ago, can you help?
If you were diagnosed with PTSD and several years have passed without seeking treatment or followup of your PTSD, you need to have it re-evaluated. You may contact your existing mental health provider to schedule a follow-up or you may consult with an ARCannabisClinic provider who will be happy to perform the evaluation. If you meet criteria, you will be diagnosed for PTSD and will be eligible to get a medical marijuana card. ARCannabisClinic offers a same-day, RISK-FREE evaluation for PTSD. If you do not qualify for the diagnosis, you will be refunded the PTSD evaluation fee.
What if I have PTSD but don't want to wait for records to come in?
We have several patients who have a PTSD diagnosis, but do not want to ask or wait for records to come in from their existing providers. We are happy to re-diagnose you (if you qualify) for PTSD to expedite your card application process. Having an ARCannabisClinic provider diagnose you for PTSD is the fastest way to get a medical marijuana card, short of already having records in hand and uploading to us. Since it takes time for a doctor's office to send us medical records (sometimes several weeks), some patients would rather just get re-diagnosed by an ARCannabisClinic provider so they can go directly to applying with the state.
Do I have to get re-diagnosed every year for PTSD to get renewed for a card?
It depends. The decision whether you need additional records are based on the provider's clinical judgement. In most cases records under 12 months are consider recent. You can speak to our providers risk-free to discuss your unique situation.