Patient ServicesMedicinal cannabis assessment, physician appointments and nursing support
Services for Tetra Health Patients
Medical cannabis is not like other prescription medications. Pathways to access are complex, and treatment response is highly individual due to a number of factors.
Currently in Australia, patients are only eligible for medicinal cannabis if they have a chronic condition and they have trialled conventional pharmaceutical drugs and experience adverse effects, or their symptoms are not fully controlled.
At this time, Medical Cannabis is NOT a first line therapy.
We assist patients in making informed choices and offer support to your doctor based on clinical research and real patient data. If deemed suitable for treatment by your doctor or our nursing team, you can expect personalised treatment plans, ongoing support from our specialist nurses, a 1800 support line and a review of cannabinoid medicines that best suit your symptoms.
Tetra has access to a number of difference medications that vary in cannabinoid content. Tetra is product agnostic and works with any TGO93 approved supplier of medical cannabis products in Australia.
Become a Patient at Tetra Health
Our team of specialist physicians accept patient referrals for a wide range of conditions. You can find out more about these below. At Tetra Health, we require a Referral or Health Summary to be assessed by our team for medical cannabis.
Your GP or specialist can refer you by emailing our faxing our Referral Form, or by using our E-Referral Option
Our Physician Information Pack can be taken to your doctor which explains Tetra Health, our process, and how your doctor can refer you quickly and simply. If your doctor has questions – they can contact our medical team directly through email@example.com or 1800 861 099.
Having trouble getting a referral? You can alternatively call your clinic reception and ask for your Health Summary to be faxed to Tetra Health at +61280790656.
What is Medicinal Cannabis?
The cannabis plant has been utilised for its medicinal properties for centuries. It produces more than 700 active ingredients, and over 100 of those are cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are a diverse group of compounds which act via humans’ own cannabis pathways called the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is responsible for regulating appetite, sleep, metabolism, modulation of pain, muscle function and the immune system. You can read more about the Endocannabinoid System here.
The most widely studied cannabinoids are THC and CBD. THC and CBD interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system. THC may be effective for nausea and vomiting, pain relief, muscle spasticity, sleep disorders and improving appetite. CBD may be used for seizure management, pain relief, inflammation and alleviating anxiety. The different combinations of these compounds in cannabis medications have a wide range of effects on our individual endocannabinoid systems. Read more about THC and CBD here.
Why Choose Tetra Health
At Tetra, we are product agnostic and our doctors prescribe a wide range of medications. Every patient is unique, so that means we find the best medication for you.
As a leader in patient care, we offer 5-star support. Tetra believes in full transparency and have no hidden fees. You can read about patient experiences here.
We obtain TGA approvals within 24-48 hours after your physician consult. Our phone / video consults are done from the comfort of your home – a quick and pain-free process.
When you choose Tetra, you choose ongoing support and expertise. Our medical team is beside you every step of the way, ensuring you get the most out of your medication.
Therapeutic Areas & Indications for Use
Medicinal cannabis may be helpful with the management of symptoms associated with a wide variety of conditions that have not responded to conventional treatments. The TGA does not have an approved list of indications that may be applied for.
Tetra has received approvals for over 50 different conditions, such as:
- Cancer-Related Pain
- Chronic Pain
- Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
- Ehlers Danlos Syndromes (EDS)
- Musculoskeletal Pain
- Cluster Headache
- Neuropathic Pain
- Palliative Care
- Aggressive Behaviour
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Epilepsy – Adult/Child
- Essential Tremor
- Movement disorder
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Restless leg syndrome
- Tourette’s Syndrome
- Bi-Polar Disorder
- Mood Disorder
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Anxiety / Sleep Issues
- Chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting (CINV)
- Cancer-Related Appetite Loss
- Cancer-Related Pain
- Palliative care
- Crohn’s Disease
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Join the Tetra community to advance your knowledge in cannabinoid medicines and gain access to our global network of medical specialists that can support your clinical decisions to prescribe medical cannabis for your patients.