Emotional Support Animals are beneficial anxiety coping tool for many people struggling with grief, depression, or other difficult situations. For an animal to be recognized as an ESA, a physician must provide an ESA prescription that confirms your mental or emotional illness and states that you could benefit from an ESA. One of these letters must be solidified by your mental health professional or a doctor. Keep your ESA pet close and book your ESA letter appointment today!If you decide to travel and need to take your support animal on a plane, the date on your ESA letter will be one of the first things the airline checks for when you hand over this documentation. Without a valid letter, you may be required to pay a pet fee or asked to store your pet in the luggage compartment beneath the aircraft. Without this letter, you may even be asked to leave your support animal behind.
What ESA Letters CoverTo be considered valid, an ESA letter must cover a pre-determined set of points, which include the following:
- That you are a current patient of the mental health professional or doctor who certified your mental disability in the ESA letter.
- That you are under a care plan provided by the doctor or mental care professional who provided you with the ESA letter.
- That your emotional difficulties keep you from being able to participate in at least one regular daily activity.