Is there a charge to see the doctor?
No. All in-person physician consultations are covered by provincial health care plans
Is there a TCN membership fee?
TCN is a membership-driven organization. We do charge an annual membership fee of $49.00 (plus applicable taxes) which helps us cover the costs of the various services we provide that are not covered by provincial health insurance plans. TCN also offers a 35% discount to low-income earners and patients with disabilities.
A TCN membership guarantees you year-round access to trained educators and physicians; acquisition of medical documentation, development of personalized treatment plans and continuous follow-up care. Our membership also provides our members with special product discounts from the best-licensed producers.
Do I need a referral?
A referral from your own family physician is helpful but not mandatory. We have referral forms available for download that you can give to your family physician.
What do I need to bring to my appointment?
For your appointment day, you would only be required to provide your provincial health insurance card or some form of personal ID. However, in order to obtain an appointment with one of the TCN physicians, you would be required to provide us with supporting documentation which elaborates on your medical conditions; this primarily includes documentation confirming your diagnosis and treatments exhausted for your condition.
Will I qualify for medical cannabis?
Health Canada lists a range of medical conditions and symptoms that dried cannabis can be used for, these include but are not limited to Canadians suffering from:
- Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia
- Anxiety and depression
- Chronic Pain
- Crohn’s Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Nausea and vomiting
- Palliative care
- Sleep disorders
If you are unsure if your condition would be suitable for this treatment feel free to contact the TCN intake coordinator or nurse educator to get more information.
Can I legally grow my own cannabis?
Under the ACMPR, you can opt to grow your own medical cannabis at home, however, currently the TCN assists with this process on a case by case basis. Please contact the TCN intake to inquire about more information regarding personal production.
Do I have to purchase my medical cannabis from a Licensed Producer?
In Canada, the only legal way to obtain medical cannabis is from a licensed producer. Our Nurse Educators are familiar with each of the licensed producers in Canada and can help you make an informed choice. You can find a current list of licensed producers here.
Can I legally obtain medical cannabis from a dispensary?
At this time, no. Health Canada stipulates that medical cannabis be sold to patients by a registered licensed producer only.
If I am not near one of your clinics - can I still arrange to see a physician?
For all our clients that cannot come into one of our clinics – The Clinic Network will arrange an appointment with one of our physicians via our telemedicine platform
Does provincial Health care cover the costs of my appointment?
The clinic Network charges an annual fee of $49.95 for patient assessment & education and 1 year of unlimited patient support.
Medical plans do not cover the costs of medication, however cost of the appointment and all product purchases are tax deductible (keep your receipts)
How do I obtain and receive my medication?
The Clinic Network Educators will help you register with a Licensed Producer and guide you through the ordering process and product receipt.
What is the cost of Cannabis from a License Producer?
Typically prices vary from $5.00-$12.00/gram