Patient Information

PlantMed welcomes all patients seeking access to medicinal cannabis to our clinic.

We have listed as much information here however if we do not answer your questions or you are having trouble gathering referring documentation, please call us at the office and one of our team will be sure to assist.

Not from Brisbane or QLD?
That’s ok, Plantmed work with patients Australia wide via telehealth consultation. We have telehealth appointments available at our satellite clinics or via Skype, Zoom or Phone.

Our patient consultation process involves:

Book an Appointment

  • Book an appointment to see one or our PlantMed Doctors and gather your referral or patient health summary and any medical history that will assist with your appointment.

Patient Initial Consult

  • Initial consult with your Plantmed Doctor, including detailed and thorough full health history, Medication selection and Cannabis Education. Completion of Governmental SAS B Application forms completed for up to 3 Medications depending on your condition and your Plantmed doctors discretion.

Approval

  • Approval of SAS B Application (approximately 7 day turn around, longer for more complex applications).

Follow-up Consultation

  • Patient medication dosing adjustment (titration) and review of treatment plan and completion of paperwork (45min-1hr).

Obtaining Medication

  • Medication dispensed to you by your nominated pharmacy.

Commencement of medication

  • At this point you start taking your prescribed medication.

Notifying Your Treating Specialist/s

  • Your PlantMed Doctor will notify your treating specialist/s of your approval, approved medications and dosing rates.

Complimentary Nurse Call

  • Three weeks into your treatment you'll be contacted by a PlantMed nurse, this is to see how you are going, take clinical notes for your Doctor and answer any questions you may have.

Monthly Prescription Repeats

  • Monthly prescription repeats via phone or Skype consultation with your PlantMed doctor (15 mins) including tracking patient progress and dosing.

Please call to book an appointment with one of our Doctors or book via our website. In order to secure your time with the doctor a $50 booking deposit is required, this amount is deducted off your initial consult with your doctor. Payment of your consult is required at the end of your consult with your Doctor via either Eftpos or credit card. Payment via direct deposit must be arranged prior to your consultation.

DVA:

Many patients would like DVA to pay for their treatment or medication. This requires an application to DVA to gain approval for funding. Plantmed will supply supporting documentation in regards to this application but will not launch the application on behalf of a patient.

DVA applications require a specialist involved in the long term treatment of your condition.

As a referral based shared care clinic Plantmed will supply and assist your treating specialists launching your application with the following:

  • Medical Cannabis approvals from both state and federal health
  • Several high quality studies to support your application
  • Supporting letter outlining requested information including the dosage, type and frequency of medication