We are usually able to provide documentation of services or letters of support for current and former clients. However, if you have never been a client of SHCC Psychiatry, we will not be able to provide you a letter.
Current and former clients may need documentation of services received at SHCC Psychiatry. For example, documentation of services is typically required for petitions related to withdrawal from classes or arrangements with financial aid. Follow the steps below to obtain documentation.
Types of Documentation
Note that petition committees generally only view support letters favorably when they are written by a provider with whom you have established a working relationship. If you have met with a psychiatric provider for only 1-2 visits, the provider may only offer a visit verification form.
Note that for the purpose of petitions, a visit verification form typically is not an adequate substitute for a support letter from a provider with whom you have an established working relationship.
Only a forensic psychologist is qualified to determine whether an emotional support animal will help someone with a specific mental health disability. Given the insufficient evidence regarding the benefits of ESAs there are a limited number of providers in the community who may be willing to write these letters. If you have insurance please contact them regarding details about referral and coverage.
Bring a photo ID and visit SHCC Psychiatry to sign a release of information form. SHCC Psychiatry cannot release any information about you without your signed authorization. You may retrieve your letter or documentation when you sign this form, provided that it is available at that time.
- Bring a photo ID when retrieving your documentation from SHCC Psychiatry.
- Allow up to 30 days for the processing of documentation requests.
- SHCC Psychiatry does not keep records beyond 10 years.