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Clinic Exam Fees

The Initial New Patient Physical Exam and Evaluation with Dr. Ellis is $250.00 total if you qualify and a recommendation is issued.  

There is an initial interview with Dr. Ellis to see if you qualify and the cost is included in the $250.00 new patient total fee. All patients that we will be able to assist then continue to undergo a physician performed medical history and physical exam as part of the initial visit. Those patients that we will not be able to help are immediately refunded all but $25 (for pre-screening assessment) of the total $250 new patient fee. The $250 new patient fee includes all follow-up visits needed as well as associated administrative services for the entire initial 6 month period. New Patients are covered for up to six months with their initial letter of recommendation. If you are in need of a new Cannabis doctor, bring in your prior doctor's Cannabis Letter and / or "215" card with your initial visit to our clinic and receive a $50 dollars off "Start-Over" discount from the current $250.00 New Patient Exam Fee.  Proof of diagnosis required from medical records or doctor's note.

At this time, we are also offering a discounted New Patient rate of $200 for Veterans and persons facing financial hardship.*

The established patient fee (for ALL patients established with Dr. Ellis) for a renewel exam is just $135.00.

Once you are an established patient (six months after your initial visit), expired letters can be re-issued if the condition is still valid. You must see Dr. Ellis at a scheduled appointment in person in order to have an expired letter re-issued.  Unfortunately, recommendations / physician statements can not be issued by telephone or mail at this practice. Any available updates to your medical records from your doctors confirming that your diagnosis is still valid are expected (and MAY be necessary) to complete the renewal process. The office visit and exam fee for established patients is currently $135.00 and any includes and all follow-up visits needed as well as associated administrative services for entire 1 year period. Established patients recommendations can be issued for up to one year duration as indicated.

* Examples of hardship situations may include: Medical, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, SSI, Disability, etc.

Due to potential patient privacy issues, all fees are due and payable in full in CASH only at the time of your visit. Patients are to bring the entire $250 payment at their initial visit. Multiple banks and ATMs are in the immediate vicinity. The San Francisco Clinic is very conveniently located in downtown San Francisco in the 450 Sutter St. Medical Building (Suite # 1415), between Stockton and Powell Streets, just one block North of Union Square. We are a short walk from Powell Street Station for convenient BART / MUNI (and hence SFO, OAK, & Cal Train) access from all of California. Multiple non-validated parking options on-site and very nearby. Call for simplified directions. Practice Profile page updated on 2 September, 2005.


M.M.P.E. Clinic Hours

Monday Hours Are 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (Phones Only)

Patients Are Generally Seen Tuesday Through Saturday

Tuesday Through Saturday Patient Hours Are 11:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Dr. R. Stephen Ellis, M.D.

Telephone Number for Information and Appointments:

CA Toll Free Phone Number

1-888-pot-docs (1-888-768-3627)

San Francisco Clinic Phone Number

(415) 681-0823


M.M.P.E. Medical Clinic Address:

Medical Marijuana Physician Evaluations Medical Clinic (M.M.P.E.)

450 Sutter Street, Suite 1415

San Francisco, CA  94108

Located One Block North of Union Square in Downtown San Francisco

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