At Alternative Care Clinics we believe in serving the doctors and their patients in a safe, comfortable, and professional environment. Patients can be evaluated by a reliable, qualified and compassionate California licensed physician.
Each clinic is centrally located and all of the clinics are wheelchair accessible. The clinics encompass a holistic feel, balanced with a professional and comfortable environment. You will find ample parking conveniently located close to all of the clinics.
Fee for the Clinic
The fee for the evaluation depends on which office you are interested in being evaluated at, as well as if you are a new or returning patient. We accept cash or credit (VISA, MC and Discover). The physician's fee for the clinic is valid for one year of service with the doctor. This means if you need a follow up appointment, there will be no extra charge to you for up to one year. Payment can be made in cash, credit or debit cards. Full payment is collected at the time of the visit.
Arriving at the Clinic
After arriving at the clinic, a well-trained and friendly clinic manager will greet you and have you start on your patient intake forms. It will take approximately 15 minutes to complete the paperwork. You will also receive a patient information packet filled with practical information about the laws concerning medical marijuana, as well as patient resources that you may find helpful. The packet is designed to educate patients and have you leaving the clinic as prepared as possible. After you complete the paperwork, you will consult with the physician about your medical history.
During an evaluation the physician evaluates a patient’s medical condition, reviews the patient’s medical records, discusses alternative treatment plans, and explains the effects and benefits of medical marijuana. You and the doctor will develop a plan for your use of cannabis. In some cases the physician may refer you to another doctor for an additional diagnosis or opinion. Please discuss your medical condition and address any medical questions you have with the physician.
Letter of Recommendation
If you qualify, you will be issued a letter of recommendation from the physician. This will be your proof that you are now a legal cannabis patient in California. You will be able to exercise all of the rights under Prop 215 and SB 420. As long as you act within the guidelines of the state law you will be able to consume, carry and grow cannabis legally in California. You will be able to legally integrate medical marijuana into your treatment plan. Your recommendation will be signed by the physician and embossed. We will give the patient their original letter of recommendation. If you lose your original we can supply you with a replacement for an additional service charge.
Please note that the physician has appointed ACC as the custodians of records and that ACC will have a copy of your paperwork. We value and protect the privacy of our patients and their records. We will not release your records to anyone, unless you come into our office and request a release of records.
We DO NOT report or turn in any lists to any agency state or federal agency. Patient's records are strictly confidential. We strive to make this experience as comfortable and informative as possible for the patients. We make a difference one patient at a time.