How to Get a Legitimate Emotional Support Animal (or ESA Letter) in 48 Hours

The Bottom Line.

An emotional support animal is a dog, or cat, or other pet that helps alleviate symptoms of an emotional or mental disability through companionship and affection.

Emotional support animals have improved and changed the lives of so many, and for those truly in need, having one of your own is only a letter away.

Can't Wait to Get Started?

The ESA Application process at CertaPet starts with a fast, free screening test that you can take right now. It takes only 5 minutes and shows if you may qualify for an ESA right away.

Once you receive the result, you can choose and pay for your desired ESA letter consultation.

CertaPet understands that all animals can provide emotional support, but our policy is to work with only dogs, cats, and rabbits.

In order for your dog, cat, or rabbit to be accepted as an ESA, you must have an Emotional Support Animal Letter (ESA Letter, sometimes called an emotional support animal prescription) from a Licensed Mental Health Professional or Medical Professional.

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Emotional Support Animal Letter

As mentioned, an Emotional Support Animal letter can only be issued by an LMHP or medical professional, and should recognize that you are a patient under his/her care for mental and emotional disabilities.

The letter should prescribe an emotional support dog or cat for you as a necessary reinforcement for your mental well-being.

Letters are usually issued under the LMHP's letterhead and include licensing details and information for further correspondence with the LMHP if required.

Appropriate Emotional Support Animal

The ESA Letter Consultation options at CertaPet are as follows:

  • ESA Letter Consultation for Housing
  • ESA Letter Consultation for Travel
  • ESA Travel + Housing Combo Letter Consultation 

ESA Letter for Housing

Like the name suggests, an ESA letter for Housing, or an ESA Housing Letter, is written specifically for your housing needs in reference to the Fair Housing Act and relevant regulations in your state.

The ESA letter for housing enables access for your emotional support animal even in a no-pets housing complex, and helps you avoid pet fees and deposits if there is any.

The cost to get an ESA Housing Letter Consultation through CertaPet is just $149.

The price covers screening, evaluation, therapist consultation, treatment planning, check-ins, and free shipping - everything involved in getting an ESA Letter delivered to you.

You may also choose to get the House + Travel Combo letter for just $199.

Physical letter delivery not available in Canada.

To learn more about the Fair Housing Act, click here. 

If you are considering getting an ESA Letter for Housing, start by taking the free screening test here.

ESA Letter for Travel

ESA letter for Travel, or ESA Travel Letter, is written specifically for your flying needs in reference to the Air Carrier Access Act and relevant regulations in your state.

All US domestic Airlines allow ESA owners to travel with their Emotional Support Animals, with some exceptions depending on the Airlines.

The cost to get an ESA Travel Letter Consultation through CertaPet is just $149.

You may also choose to get the House + Travel Combo letter Consultation for just $199.

The price covers screening, evaluation, therapist consultation, treatment planning, check-ins, and free shipping - everything involved in getting an ESA Letter delivered to you.

Physical letter delivery not available in Canada.

To learn more about Air Carrier Access Act, click here.

If you are considering getting an ESA Letter for Travel, start by taking the free screening test here.

How to Get an Emotional Support Animal Letter

The process to obtain an ESA letter is simple.

Behind every letter is a Licensed Mental Health Professional (LMHP), such as a Psychiatrist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, or Psychologist, or a medical professional, evaluating, working with, and testifying to their patient’s need of an emotional support animal.

An Emotional Support Animal letter will typically include the name of the patient plus details about the animal (name of the animal, breed type, etc).

Conditions that may qualify you for an emotional support animal.

CertaPet is an online telehealth platform that helps you get connected with a LMHP in your state and receive your ESA letter Consultation in as little as 48 hours right from the comfort of your home. CertaPet LMHPs are experts about animal-assisted therapy and understand the benefits emotional support animals bring to people in need.  

ESA application Process

The CertaPet Process

To better clarify, watch the process and see just how CertaPet helps you get the treatment you need. The right way.

An ESA Letter from CertaPet provides:

  • Recognition that you are a patient on a case-by-case basis under a licensed mental health professional’s care for mental or emotional disabilities.
  • Verification that you are significantly limited by an individual disability, such as depression or a similar condition, affecting your mental well-being.
  • Prescription for an emotional support dog (also known as a companion dog), or other support animal, as a necessary reinforcement for your mental health within 48 business hour

Once you receive the letter, you are free to use it whenever you travel or live with your animal.

That’s it.

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How much does CertaPet Cost?

The cost to get an ESA Travel Letter Consultation or an ESA Housing Letter Consultation through CertaPet is just $149.

You may also choose to get the House + Travel Combo letter consultation for just $199.

ESA TRAVEL LETTER consultation

$

149

  • Letter for air travel.
  • No airlines fees for your ESA.
  • ESA flies in cabin.