Tetra Health Care clinics, a California-based chain, is closing five of the six clinics it opened six months ago in Florida. Locations of closed clinics are Tampa, Clearwater, Winter Park and Brandon. A single Tampa clinic remains open. If you are a Tetra patient and you are concerned about the status of your medical marijuana recommendation, please call Access Marijuana RX in St. Petersburg at 727-209-5470. We can provide answers about what to do next.
Visit Dr. Brown for Continuation of Care
Were you a patient of Tetra? If you are searching for a doctor to take over your care, we encourage you to call the practice of Dr. Lora Brown, at 727-209-5470. You can book an appointment with Dr. Brown immediately. For a limited time, we are offering a discounted initial appointment fee of $150 for Tetra patients so that you can get your care plan back on track promptly. It is necessary to update your information with the State of Florida, so an in-person visit at our St. Petersburg office is necessary. We will also need to establish you as a patient by collecting some information. You will NOT need to reapply or wait an additional 30 days for processing, as you did in the beginning.
Because of state law, we cannot refund or credit any money you paid to a previous clinic, and we also cannot establish you as a patient until you have been deactivated by your former physician. Legally, two marijuana physicians cannot provide your care at the same time, which is why it is necessary for the last doctor to deactivate you in their registry.
What Happened to Tetra Health Care?
According to Tampa Bay Times, Tetra attributes the closings to the legislative changes to qualifying conditions and, in their view, delayed issuing of medical cards.
The legislative actions broadened the definition and scope of the qualifying conditions. And while the state was at first experiencing issues with getting people their medical ID cards in a timely manner, the wait times have decreased now that the initial push has happened. Dr. Brown and our staff are happy to answer any questions you have about the process.
Why Choose Dr. Lora Brown?
As someone who has already started a relationship with your previous physician, you probably want to find a new doctor quickly while also making sure they are experienced and qualified. When you choose Dr. Brown, you are choosing experience, skill and compassion:
- 20 years of experience managing pain for patients suffering from a variety of conditions
- One of the first doctors to become state-approved to provide Florida medical marijuana
- Personal dedication to helping you find effective pain relief
- Passionate about furthering medical marijuana knowledge
- Actively advocates for alternatives to addictive opioid medications, as evidenced by serving on the Florida Drug Policy Advisory Council for two governors
- Comfortable, private, state-of-the-art office setting
As she stated to Bay News 9, Dr. Brown has this practice because she is seeing great results for her patients. She wants to help patients. She has seen first-hand how painful these health conditions can be, and many of her patients are getting the relief they need and deserve from medical marijuana.
Arrange Your Consultation in St. Petersburg
Please call our St. Petersburg office at 727-209-5470. We're happy to arrange an appointment for former Tetra patients immediately, so that you can make sure you have access to the medical marijuana patient process as you expected. We proudly care for people from across Florida, including Tampa and the surrounding areas.