The Ryan Haight Act requires that patients receiving prescriptions for controlled substances via telemedicine first be evaluated in person by their medical provider. Through the Public Health Emergency declared during the pandemic, an exemption allows for controlled prescriptions to be issued without an in person appointment. We anticipate that the Public Health Emergency will end and that patients will need to be seen in person before they can continue to receive these prescriptions via telemedicine.
The Public Health Emergency will end on May 11, 2023. Once the Public Health Emergency expires, and unless other changes to the regulations are made, an in-person appointment will be needed prior to the issuance of controlled substances via telemedicine. We recommend booking this appointment now in order to avoid a potential disruption of care.
In order to maintain an exceptional in-clinic experience while serving the maximum number of patients possible, we focus on opening a small number of clinics in central city locations.
Once you've had an in-person appointment, you will not need to come see us again for at least two years. The rest of your appointments can still be held over video.
The cost of the in-person appointment is the same as what you would pay for an ADHD video appointment, which is the copay determined by your insurance company or $100 if paying cash.
We are making every effort to provide you the opportunity to book your in person appointment with your existing provider. There will be cases where this is not logistically possible. If and when the Ryan Haight act comes back into force, your telemedicine appointments that involve controlled substances will need to be with the same provider you met in person.
Circle Medical is working on expanding its network of physical locations in order to meet the needs of our patients. We will notify you when a location is available in your area.
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