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How to Get an Emotional Support Animal Letter

With an ESA letter, your animal companion can officially qualify as an emotional support animal (ESA). ESA owners have special rights when it comes to housing and on certain airlines. Under federal law, the only legitimate way to have an ESA is to obtain a recommendation letter (known as an ESA letter) from a licensed health care professional. Despite what you may have read and heard, you cannot qualify an ESA with registration, license, vest or ID card. ESA Doctors is a technology company that advocates for emotional support animal owners and helps connect clients to real licensed health care professionals. We are proud of our mission to help people suffering from mental and emotional issues, especially those that are having trouble finding a therapist in person or have limited financial means.

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How Do I Get An ESA in Florida

Complete the Free Online Exam

It’s free to complete the online exam. Find out in a few minutes if you likely qualify for your Emotional Support Animal (ESA) Certified Letter. The proprietary questionnaire developed allows you to quickly and easily determine if you’re a candidate for an ESA Certification Letter.

Choose to Have a Dr Review Your File

Once you complete the free online exam you can decide if you would like us to match you with a licensed Dr in your state to further review your file and give his/her final approval and authorization. If you choose to submit your results to a Doctor for review you will have your ESA Certification Letter sent directly to your email for download. Dr’s are on standby and most reviews are conducted in just a few minutes.

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Add Your Pet to the American Service Pets International Directory

If you choose to add your pet’s profile to the American Service Pets International directory you will be sent a link along with your Certified ESA Letter via email. This link will lead you to a simple website that helps you build a pet profile in the international registry. This profile will give you as well as others the opportunity to verify your pet’s letter and status at any time.

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Here are some common questions clients have about obtaining an ESA Letter

Please allow 1 full business day for your application to be processed and reviewed.

Yes. Our doctors will review each application individually and decide if the patient is in need of an Emotional Support Animal.

Yes, we will automatically refund your purchase minus the $25 doctor evaluation fee.

You can contact us by phone or email. We advise sending an email for a quicker response. You can email us at hello@my.americanservicepets.com

Of course! All of the doctors in our network are registered and licensed, and actively practicing in their field of work.

Please email any additional forms to hello@my.americanservicepets.com for us to complete for you. Depending on the required questions being asked, a $20 fee may apply.

No. If you request any kind of refund on your letter, you will become inactive as a patient. If you try to submit your inactive letter, your patent ID will show as “denied” to your housing complex or preferred airline.

We only offer certification for Emotional Support Animals. This animal is one that you currently own and need its companionship for any personal reasons such as anxiety, depression, social anxiety disorder, etc.

A Service Animal is an animal that has been trained to perform and/or take certain measures in life threatening situations. For example, but not limited to seizures, alerting people who are blind or deaf, reminding their owner to take medication, etc.

A psychiatric service dog is a recognized sub-category of service dog trained to assist their handler with a psychiatric disability or a mental disability.

Please email hello@my.americanservicepets.com immediately after your purchase with an updated shipping address.

No. The doctor still needs to review your application. You will receive an email as soon as your status changes.

No. Each individual needs to be separately evaluated by our doctors as each individual person will have varying symptoms and/or reasons for an Emotional Support Animal.

Please allow 1 full business day after you have been approved for your items to ship.

Please email hello@my.americanservicepets.com to place an additional order. We can get those items ordered for you right away.

The new law is not a ban. It is simply stating that airlines are no longer required to accept ESAs. Now airlines have the option to decide whether or not they want to accept them at their discretion. Individual airlines will set their own policies regarding whether or not they will continue to accept ESAs in the cabin.

Good question. Because this is a fairly new ruling and airlines are still making their announcements, we highly recommend you call the airline to verify their ESA policies prior to booking.

Housing laws regarding accommodations for ESA owners have not changed. Therefore, you may continue to utilize your ESA letter for your housing needs.

Most airlines are honoring ESAs for flights booked prior to January 11th. Each airline has its own policies with regards to how long they will honor the exception.

An ESA can be any animal species within reasonable limits, however typically they are a dog or a cat. A psychiatric service animal can only be a dog. Additionally, an ESA does not need to be trained to perform a specific task. A psychiatric service animal needs to be trained to perform a specific task or tasks.

To receive the Love and Support you deserve!
Attention: Due to the new Department of Transportation (DOT) policy, Emotional Support Animals are NO longer allowed to fly in airplane cabins for free. However, Psychiatric Service Dogs are eligible. Click here to see if you qualify.