If your college housing provider requires a stated diagnosis, the purchase of two additional 30-minute sessions is required and must be ordered along with ESA Pro 2022.
HIPAA requires licensed practitioners to not overshare, ethically providing the least amount of data necessary when disclosing Protected Health Information (PHI). Our standard Emotional Support Animal letters follow this guideline, and do not contain the client’s diagnosis or respective current procedural terminology (CPT) codes.
Because of its sensitive nature, our clinicians will not release an ESA letter containing a stated diagnosis to a third party (sorry, there are no exceptions). It’s your responsibility to provide this documentation to the requesting party.
We note that according to HUD’s FHEO 2020 guidance, “housing providers are not entitled to know an individual’s diagnosis.”
Keep in mind, once submitted to an educational institution, your diagnosis will become a permanent part of your mental health record.
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Access our extensive network of licensed, accredited, and truly exceptional clinicians who use animal-assisted therapy to help you deal with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and more. Enjoy 24/7 access to our amazing ESAD Int’l Care Team with your questions or concerns.
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Before placing an order, please verify that we have active clinical coverage in your state/province.