I remember it was fall when a friend of mine, let’s call her Nancy, was called in the middle of the night with a message none of us wants to hear: her daughter who was studying medicine in Chicago had had an accident and Nancy had to rush to her side.
Nancy got off the bed half-asleep, booked the next flight online and started packing, once she was ready she realized her big omission, Candy, her animal support companion for the last seven years did not have an official Emotional Support Animal Letter (ESA for short).
What Is An Emotional Support Animal Letter (ESA)?
An ESA letter is an official document issued by a licensed mental health professional stating that your pet alleviates anxiety or stress caused by a mental illness or emotional disability.
Airlines in the United States require that your ESA letter be renewed every year. ESA housing letters do not required renewal.
What Are The Steps To Get An ESA Letter?
- Get in touch with a licensed institution like My ESA Doctor
- Decide which letter, Travel or Housing (or both) you need
- Complete a qualifying questionnaire
- A mental health professional will contact you for a brief interview over the phone
- Receive your ESA letter via email and/or regular mail
Visit My ESA Doctor to get started today (don’t be like Nancy)