Medical Cannabis Programs
CA Clinics is proud to support a range of programs in partnership with other organisations to advance the industry’s treatment options in Australia. We work with the TGA and their guidelines to ease access to medicinal cannabis treatments.
Rural & Remote
Rural patients have access to experienced specialists through telehealth, bulk billed consultations. This means accessibility of quality care to people regardless of location.
How to access medicinal cannabis treatments in rural Australia?
CA Clinics can arrange for the prescription to be sent to select pharmacies which are able to post the medication directly to the patient’s door, which offers convenience and a competitive price. Patients wanting to use their own are welcome to nominate their local pharmacy where State and Territory legislation allow.
CA Clinics recognises the unique needs of Australia’s veteran community seeking medicinal cannabis treatments for DVA and TGA supported conditions such as chronic pain.
Our Veteran Health program aims to provide cost effective, safe and streamlined pathways to medical cannabis treatments and frameworks supported by the Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA).
We have aligned with Applied Cannabis Research to conduct studies on Australia’s veterans’ health responses to personalised medicinal cannabis therapies, constantly striving to improve outcomes. We have also expanded our specialist services to streamline funding pathways by the DVA.
A 15 minute call to assess suitability for medical cannabis therapies with our allied health professionals.
How CA Clinics' Veteran Health works?
Doctors who attend to Australian veterans can refer their patients to CA Clinics. We will then form the medicinal cannabis part of their therapy, contributing to their whole-of-person care plan.
CA Clinics has recently expanded to include a DVA health specialist, who can provide veteran patients with a required letter of support to accompany the applications we make to the DVA for the funding of their treatment.
How to help your veteran patient
Discuss medical cannabis treatment options available to them and suggest that they arrange a 15 minute Screening Appointment with CA Clinics to better understand their suitability for CBD therapies.
If suitable, we book them in for an Initial Consultation with one of our doctors or specialists to assess their case, create a cannabinoid treatment plan and submit approval applications.
TGA application and approval
- After an Initial Consultation, we will make required TGA approval applications for a patient’s treatments.
- Approved patients can start medication at own cost.
Pain specialist letter of support
- Veteran patients will consult with our specialist to assess their case for DVA funding and attain a letter of support to accompany applications.
DVA application and approval
- We submit a detailed application on behalf of a patient and their doctor citing their condition, specialist support and evidence supporting the recommended treatment.
- If DVA approves, the patient may be able to access funded medication.