Medicinal Cannabis Sydney
Accessing medical cannabis clinics in NSW
CA Clinics in Sydney is located on Walker Street in North Sydney. The clinic does not accept walk-in patients as there are qualifying criteria that must be met for the prescription of medical cannabis or CBD oil in NSW.
So to save you the travel, we have simple and easy to arrange screening consultations available via telehealth. This allows for a brief assessment of your condition to determine if there is evidence available showing medical cannabis treatment may benefit your symptoms, and that you’ve already tried conventional treatments available.
What conditions can medical cannabis be approved for?
The five main conditions that the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) provides guidance for the use of medical cannabis are:
Other common conditions where medical cannabis may be prescribed include, but certainly aren’t limited to:
It is a requirement for TGA approval that there is some preclinical or clinical evidence that medical cannabis or CBD oil will benefit your condition or reduce symptoms.
How much does medical cannabis in NSW cost?
Screening Appointments are free and can be accessed by booking one here or calling 1300 991 477. Following that, the Initial Consultation price is $99. Thereafter, additional costs for patients who continue through the government application as well as ongoing treatment are applicable.
On average, data shows Australian medical cannabis patients to be paying between $5-$10 per day for their medical cannabis prescription.
Medical cannabis and CBD medicines are not currently covered by the Pharmaceuticals Benefits Scheme, so patients will incur the full cost of the medicine. More information on medical cannabis clinic cost.
How long does it take to be approved for a medical cannabis prescription?
Generally, medical cannabis applications approvals arrive within a week following the application submission date. Recently CA Clinics have found the timeline to be 3-4 days. Times can differ depending on the complexity of the case, though some applications are granted as quickly as less than 24 hours.
How long does it take for my medicinal cannabis to arrive?
Once approved, medicinal cannabis medicine needs to be ordered by your prescribing pharmacist, as pharmacies aren’t legally allowed to hold stock of medical cannabis items. Depending on whether your cannabis medicine is sourced from a local or international supplier will determine how long it takes to receive your prescription.
Generally, once approved it will take somewhere between 1-3 weeks for prescriptions to arrive.
What does a medical cannabis telehealth appointment look like?
Telehealth appointments are conducted over the phone or via video call. Telehealth doctors appointments are conducted much like if they are face-to-face, with the doctor inquiring into your presenting condition and reviewing your case history.
The main difference in a telehealth consultation is the doctor cannot conduct any physical exams, like blood pressure or blood tests. Therefore there may be a few more questions or ask or further investigations depending on the conditions, symptoms and case history.
Telehealth removes some of the barriers to accessing healthcare for those with whom mobility, time constraints, geographic location or health status may impact their ability to access health care.
Why CA Clinics?
CA Clinics is the first and largest medical cannabis network in Australia since the sector’s inception in 2016. Our experienced doctors and nurses have extensive knowledge and training in medical cannabis and the endocannabinoid system.
CA Clinic doctors are well versed in the numerous medical cannabis and CBD oil products available and use the tenants of personalised medicine to ensure the most appropriate prescription and dose for your condition and unique needs.
Our doctors are leaders in the local medical cannabis community with many being involved in research and clinical trials to expand the knowledge base of medical cannabis professionals and patients alike.
Can I access medicinal cannabis outside of NSW?
If you don’t live close enough to access our Sydney clinic or are located in regional areas you can still access CA Clinic services via telehealth from anywhere in the state or country. Some other common questions about medical cannabis and access can be found on our FAQs page, or contact us via email [email protected] or on 1300 991 477.