FAQ

    How do I set up an appointment with San Diego Evaluation?

    Setting up an appointment is simple! Go to the Contact Us page and locate the office closest to you, call for more information.

    Do I need to be referred to San Diego Evaluation by another physician?

    No. San Diego Evaluation can evaluate anyone who feels that they can benefit from Medical Marijuana.

    Do I have to pay the fee if I do not receive a recommendation?

    No, your fee will be returned to you if you do not receive a recommendation.

    Will my name be on a state or federal list if I get a medical marijuana recommendation?

    Absolutely not! We consider your privacy the utmost importance. We follow HIPAA guidelines to ensure patient privacy.

    Does San Diego Evaluation accept insurance?

    Currently San Diego Evaluation does not accept insurance. Veterans and people with Medi-Cal or Medi-Care cards may receive a discounted price.

    Can you tell me the process of getting a recommendation?

    When you arrive at our office you will be asked to fill out a medical history form, along with some other documents and disclosures. You must provide a valid state-issued CA ID or Driver’s License prior to your evaluation. Your application will then be evaluated by our Physician who will determine if you qualify as a Prop 215 patient. If you qualify you will receive everything you need that very same day.

    What medical documentation should I bring?

    Please bring any medical documentation you have available (from previous physician visits, ER visits, chiropractor visits, etc.) that supports your diagnosis. This includes: recent medical records, prescriptions, physician’s letter, chiropractor’s letter, x-rays, MRI’s or any other documentation that you think can help.

    What happens if I have never seen a physician but I know medical marijuana will help my condition?

    You can still be evaluated at San Diego Evaluation. Our physician may offer you a temporary recommendation with conditions that you must meet within a specified timeframe, typically 3 months.

    What happens if I've lost or cannot retrieve my records or documentation?

    You can still be evaluated at San Diego Evaluation. Our physician may offer you a temporary recommendation with conditions that you must meet within a specified timeframe, typically 3 months.

    Do I have to be 18?

    Yes. You must be at least 18 to be a San Diego Evaluation patient.

    If I become a medical marijuana patient, where do I obtain marijuana?

    San Diego Evaluation cannot help you purchase medical marijuana nor recommend any dispensary, collective or cooperative. There are numerous organizations, websites, and publications that can help you.

    What exactly do I get if I receive a recommendation from San Diego Evaluation?

    You will receive two original signed and sealed physician’s recommendations. This is the document that allows you access to medical marijuana dispensaries.

    What are some of the qualifying medical ailments?

    Medical Problems and Conditions which Qualify You to Receive a Recommendation for the Medical Use of Marijuana.

    Below, you will find additional qualifying medical conditions that are chronic and or persistent and as a result affect the patient's qualify of life. (Click Here for More Info)

    • Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), HIV infection
    • Anorexia, Cachexia
    • Arthritis
    • Cancer
    • Chronic pain
    • Glaucoma
    • - Migraine
    • Persistent muscle spasms, multiple sclerosis
    • - Seizures and Epilepsy
    • Severe nausea

    Below, you will find additional qualifying medical conditions might include a chronic or persistent medical condition that limits the ability of the patient to conduct one or more major life activities.

    • Back/Neck pain
    • Panic Attacks
    • Muscular Dystrophy
    • Depression
    • Sports Injury
    • Auto Accidents
    • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Anxiety
    • Sleep Disorders
    • Loss of Appetite
    • Insomnia
    • Nausea
    • ADD, ADHD
    • PMS
    • Painful Periods
    • Hepatitis C (in conjunction with anti-viral treatment)
    • Neuropathy
    • Chronic low back pain
    • Asthma (treated via vaporizer only, smoking is not recommended)
    • Parkinson's disease
    • Wasting syndrome
    • As well as other medical conditions that are not listed