When it comes to finding a genuine source for an emotional support animal letter, it can be challenging. There are many online resources, but not all of them can be trusted. Thankfully, Mango Clinic can provide potential patients with a genuine ESA letter that they can use for travel, housing, or both. We want to make sure our patients have the best options available to them, which is why we also look at other sites to let you know how they are and if they are legitimate.
What Is An Emotional Support Animal?
Some people have health disorders or ailments that traditional forms of medicine do not always treat effectively. Not everyone will have the same reaction to the same drugs as others, which is part of the reason why so many drug types exist. However, it can be much harder for others to adjust and recover from their ailments or disorder. Some people need a different form of treatment if they are expected to recover happily and healthily.
For some people, an emotional support animal can provide the right amount of treatment for them. Unlike a service animal or even a therapy pet, an emotional support animal is nothing more than an animal that you may already have as a pet. If you own a pet, they make you feel better, and you can’t bear to be without them, they might qualify as an emotional support animal.
What Is An Emotional Support Animal Certification?
An ESA certification is a document that confirms that your pet, be it a dog, cat, rabbit, bird, or any other domesticated animal, qualifies as your therapy pet. With this document, you and your animal companion can live in a home, such as a residential complex, without having to pay any additional fees or risk being kicked out.
An ESA letter can also help you when you are planning to go on a trip, such as a flight. It is very easy for people to think they can bring their pets with them on a flight, only to be rejected or hit with expensive fees. Sometimes they are barred from boarding, other times they must put their pet in cargo. With this document, airlines will not be allowed to dismiss you and your animal companion, especially if you let the airline know ahead of time.
When it comes to getting an emotional support animal letter, there are many sites online that claim to offer the service either quickly or at a noticeable discount. Figuring out whether one of these sites is legitimate or not can be tricky if you do not know what to look out for.
CertaPet is among the most popular and easily accessible websites for getting an ESA letter. According to their homepage, you can get a “Letter You Can Trust For Less Than $1/Day,” a very bold claim. As far as we can tell, this just means that the letter in question will cost you less than a dollar a day were you to pay for it daily.
The home page—where most of the info you need is located—talks about how they are “The Most Trusted ESA Letter Service Online,” which, by the looks of their website, is likely to be true. They also mention how they are “Compliant with Federal and State Laws” and feature “Real Licensed Mental Health Professionals.” The homepage also features pictures of people with their ESAs (almost exclusively dogs), including pictures of a few of the staff who run the site.
The one other notable thing that can be found on the homepage is the “Fast, Simple and Secure” process which details how you would get an ESA letter. According to CertaPet, it is a three-step process: a “Free 5-Minute Online Pre-Screening,” followed by a “15-Minute Mental Health Professional Online Consultation,” which results in you receiving your letter.
One more thing to note is that the homepage contains many buttons which state “Get Started with a Free Pre-Screening Now.” Pressing this button will take you to a new page that, as the text states, has you do a pre-screening, which is made up of questions that take you a mere few minutes to answer. Once you have responded to these questions, the website will let you know whether you qualify or not, providing you the option to reserve time with a therapist immediately. Presumably, after this therapist consultation, is when you will receive your letter.
Is CertaPet Legit?
Among the many ESA websites that are all across the internet, CertaPet might be the most legitimate-looking. Their website is stacked with helpful information, blog posts, and even photographs of real people and not just stock images. They also have a provided phone number, physical address, and social media links. Additionally, they do not want to sell you anything more than the ESA letter; this is an interesting distinction, as many other ESA sites will try to sell you vests and packages with things you do not need.
However, in order to make sure your ESA letter is as legitimate as can be, you must speak directly with a licensed doctor. After speaking with them, this same doctor will write and sign your letter for you, thus making it completely official. If you do not speak directly with a doctor, who will then be able to write your letter for you, your letter can be claimed as illegitimate.
Why Choose Mango Clinic?
While CertaPet does appear to provide genuine service for people wanting to get an ESA letter, there is a lack of evidence proving that you will speak directly with a licensed doctor. For this reason, we are reluctant to recommend them for your ESA needs.
With Mango Clinic, we make sure each patient speaks with a licensed physician who can write a legitimate ESA letter. Our staff of doctors will be able to evaluate you in person or over the phone, making it easier than ever to get a genuine ESA document that you can use for housing or travel. Visit our website, or contact us at 786-391-0269 to schedule your appointment with a licensed doctor today.