FAQs – The Clinic Network


Is there a charge to see the doctor?
No. All in-person physician consultations are covered by provincial health care plans
Is there a TCN membership fee?
TCN charges a clinic fee of $29.00 (plus applicable taxes) prior to the first visit, to cover the costs of the various services, such as acquisition of medical records, that are not covered by provincial health insurance plans.

TCN charges seniors (over 60) a clinic fee of $19.00 (plus applicable taxes) prior to the first appointment.

TCN charges patients on social assistance or low income (under $30,000 yr.) $19.00 (plus applicable taxes) prior to the first appointment

TCN charges patients $19.00 (plus applicable taxes) for each follow-up appointment 6 months following their first clinic appointment

If a patient intends on applying to “Grow for Self” TCN will provide all application information and guidance as well as a “medical document” from a physician enabling the patient to order medicinal cannabis from a Licensed Producer (L.P.) while the application is being processed by Health Canada.

Note: current wait times for a “Grow for Self” license to be processed can be up to 18 weeks.

Charge $69.00 (plus applicable taxes).

A TCN membership guarantees year-round access to trained educators and physicians; acquisition of medical documentation, development of personalized treatment plans and continuous follow-up care. Our membership also provides our members with special product discounts from the best-licensed producers.

Do I need a referral?
A referral from your own family physician is helpful but not mandatory. We have referral forms available for download that you can give to your family physician.
What do I need to bring to my appointment?
For your appointment day, you would only be required to provide your provincial health insurance card or some form of personal ID. However, in order to obtain an appointment with one of the TCN physicians, you would be required to provide us with supporting documentation which elaborates on your medical conditions; this primarily includes documentation confirming your diagnosis and treatments exhausted for your condition.
Will I qualify for medicinal cannabis?
Health Canada lists a range of medical conditions and symptoms that dried cannabis can be used for, these include but are not limited to Canadians suffering from:

Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia
Anxiety and depression
Chronic Pain
Crohn’s Disease
Multiple Sclerosis
Nausea and vomiting
Palliative care
Sleep disorders
If you are unsure if your condition would be suitable for this treatment feel free to contact the TCN intake coordinator or nurse educator to get more information.

Can I legally grow my own cannabis?
Currently the TCN assists with this process on a case by case basis. Please contact the TCN intake to inquire about more information regarding personal production.
Do I have to purchase my medicinal cannabis from a Licensed Producer?
In Canada, the only legal way to obtain medicinal cannabis is from a licensed producer. Our Nurse Educators are familiar with each of the licensed producers in Canada and can help you make an informed choice. You can find a current list of licensed producers here.
Can I legally obtain medicinal cannabis from a dispensary?
At this time, no. Health Canada stipulates that medicinal cannabis be sold to patients by a registered licensed producer only.
If I am not near one of your clinics - can I still arrange to see a physician?
For all our clients that cannot come into one of our clinics – The Clinic Network will arrange an appointment with one of our physicians via our telemedicine platform.
How do I obtain and receive my medication?
The Clinic Network Educators will help you register with a Licensed Producer and guide you through the ordering process and product receipt.
What is the cost of Cannabis from a Licensed Producer?
Typically prices vary from $5.00-$12.00/gram for dried flower.
Oils range from $55.00-$160.00/bottle.