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Medical Marijuana Clinic of Louisiana

  • We opened in March 2018, making us the first medical marijuana specialty clinic in Louisiana.
  • Our official website MarijuanaClinicLa.com has received over 47,000 total page views, making it one of the most visited medical marijuana websites in Louisiana. 
  • We provide frequent updates through our official website MarijuanaClinicLa.com, Facebook Page, and patient newsletter, keeping our patients continuously informed and updated.
  • Over 1,300 people have requested a consultation at our clinic, making us one of the most sought after medical marijuana experts in Louisiana.
  • Our new patient consultation lasts up to 60 minutes, making it the most extensive medical marijuana consultation in Louisiana.

 

Dr. Victor H Chou, M.D.

Dr. Victor H Chou, M.D.
Dr. Victor H Chou, M.D.

 

Ask Dr. Chou LIVE

Every month, we offer Ask Dr. Chou LIVE, an opportunity for you to interact LIVE with Dr. Chou on our official Medical Marijuana Clinic of Louisiana Facebook Page.

During our video broadcast, Dr. Chou will take your questions about medical marijuana and answer them LIVE.

Join us on Monday February 25th at 11am for our next Ask Dr. Chou Live to ask your questions about Medical Marijuana!

This event is FREE and everyone is welcome to participate.

Until our next broadcast, please enjoy a replay of our most recent session.

 

Hours

Our office is open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

However, our schedule, services, and hours of operation are subject to change without advanced notice.

We can be reached by phone, text, and email for NON-EMERGENCY communications.

We are glad to offer our services during our operating hours, but we DO NOT offer consultations, advice, services, care, or refills after hours.

If medical care is required when our office is closed, we request that you contact your regular doctor or call 911 if there is a medical emergency.

 

Locations

We are conveniently located off I-12 in Baton Rouge at Exit 4 – Sherwood Forest Blvd.  For your privacy, our clinic address is available only to our patients and will be provided to you when making your appointment.

 

Fees

Medical Marijuana Recommendations

Most patients receiving medical marijuana are seen in person at our clinic every 3 to 6 months.  However, the consultation schedule is determined on a case by case basis and may be more or less frequent.  Each in person consultation at our clinic costs $200 and lasts 40 minutes.

Baring extraordinary circumstances, your consultation does not expire and you will not be required to followup with us until your recommendation has been submitted and you begin treatment with medical marijuana.

During your visit, the doctor will confirm your qualifying medical diagnosis, discuss your symptoms and goals, review your medication history including medical marijuana usage, formulate an individualized treatment plan, provide followup plans, answer any questions that you may have, and submit a medical marijuana recommendation to your dispensary (if appropriate).

Because the state of Louisiana limits medical marijuana recommendations to 30 days, refill consultations are usually necessary in between the in person consultations.

For patient convenience, these refill consultations can be done over the phone.  The phone refill consultations usually last 5-10 minutes and cost $25-$50.

Due to the length and individualized nature of your consultation, A NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is collected at the time a new patient consultation is scheduled.  This deposit is applied towards your $200 consultation fee.  If you miss your scheduled consultation for any reason (such as cancellation, no-show, or rescheduling), you will forfeit your deposit.

Additional Services

You may incur a separate fee for services which are NOT included in the consultation fee.  Additional fees are always disclosed upfront.

These include, but are not limited to, completion of forms, coordination with your health care providers, consultation taking longer than the scheduled appointment time, work on your behalf outside of scheduled consultation times, or providing medical records.

Please note that the only clinical service we provide is medical marijuana recommendations for patients participating in the Louisiana medical marijuana program.  We do not provide any other treatments or prescribe any other medications.

Payment

Due to the specialized and extensive consultation that we provide, insurance does not adequately reimburse us for our services.  Thus, we do not accept insurance.  We accept credit cards and debit cards.  We do not accept cash or checks.

 

Policies

Appointments

Due to the nature of our business, we do not take walkins.  All in person consultations must be scheduled at least one week in advance.

Due to the length and individualized nature of your consultation, A NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is collected at the time a new patient consultation is scheduled.

If you cancel, no-show, or reschedule your consultation for any reason, you will forfeit your deposit or be subject to an additional fee.

Refills

We do not refill medications without a doctor’s consultation.  For your convenience, refill consultations can be done over the phone.

Forms

We may elect to complete forms, such as work excuses, school excuses, FMLA forms, or insurance forms, at our discretion.  There may be a fee to complete these forms.

Completion of medical marijuana recommendation forms are included in your consultation fee.

Medical Records

If you would like a copy of your medical records, please contact our office.  There may be a fee to provide a copy of your medical records.

Privacy Policy

  • We collect protected health information.
  • We use your protected health information to provide medical marijuana consultations and recommendations.
  • We use email, text, phone, voice mail, social media, and postal mail to communicate with our patients.
  • Some methods of communications are unsecured and inadvertent release of protected health information may occur.
  • Please contact us for more information about our clinic’s privacy policies.

 

Items to Bring

Unexpired Government issued photo ID

For example unexpired Driver’s License, State Identification Card, Military ID, or Passport.  The ID must have your name, date of birth, and your picture.  The picture on the ID must be an accurate representation of your current appearance.

Proof of Louisiana Residency

For example Utility Bill, Bank Statement, or Government letter, with a Louisiana address.

Relevant Medical Records 

The medical records must be dated within the past 12 months and from your current treating physician.  The records must state your diagnosis, how long you’ve had your medical condition, your previous treatments, and your current treatment plan. 

These records must be on paper as we are unable to access records on electronic media or online. 

We also want to know all medications you currently take or have tried, including marijuana products.  Pictures of labels or packaging are very helpful.

Information Packet

An information packet will be sent to you after your consultation has been scheduled.

Method of Payment

We accept credit and debit cards.  We do not accept cash or checks.

Urine Sample

You will need to provide a urine sample at the clinic for urine drug screening.

 

Disclosures

Usage of our online services or obtaining information about our clinic does not constitute a physician-patient relationship.  A physician-patient relationship is established only when you have presented to our clinic for an in person consultation and we agree to provide medical marijuana treatment to you.  Even if you are a patient of our clinic, information provided online may not be suitable for your individual health situation and you should always consult with Dr. Chou about your specific medical situation.

Information provided online is for educational purposes only.  While we offer information that we feel is beneficial, this advice is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice.  The information we provide may not be right for your individual circumstance.  You should always consult with your own doctor for individualized medical advice.

We do collect personally identifiable information on our website.  This may include information like your name, email address, phone number, computer address, and other personally identifiable information.  We use cookies on our website for a variety of functions.  They include, but are not limited to, tracking your usage of this site, sending email communications, and booking appointments.

We do not ask for or collect protected health information online, unless you voluntarily provide it to us.  We ask that you refrain from leaving protected health information through electronic means, such as appointment scheduling, email, voice mail, or text.  We cannot guarantee the protection of your protected health information if you voluntarily provide it to us through unsecured channels.

While we will not generally release your online information to third parties and while we will try our utmost to protect your online privacy, we do not guarantee that your online privacy will be protected from hacking, malicious activity, or other disclosures, and we do not guarantee that you or your devices will not be adversely affected by malware, spam, offensive content, or other malicious behavior from using our website.

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Medical Marijuana Clinic of Louisiana

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