Plant-based therapies to help improve your quality of life.

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64a Fullarton Rd
Norwood SA 5067
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Patient FAQ

Allevo Therapies is located at 64a Fullarton Road in Norwood, South Australia. There is ample on-site parking available.

The cannabis plant contains cannabinoids, which is used in the manufacture of medicinal cannabis products.

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is responsible for the psychoactive effects of cannabis. It is also thought to be responsible for some of the medicinal effects of cannabis such as reduction of nausea, vomiting, pain and muscle spasms as well as improvements in sleep and appetite.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is not psychoactive and may be useful in the management of seizures, pain, and may have anxiolytic and antipsychotic effects.

Different cannabis strains contain different ratios of THC to CBD.

Medicinal cannabis is available in many forms, including oils, liquids, oral sprays, gels, or creams. Your doctor will prescribe the most appropriate product form and dose to suit your individual needs.

Yes, the Commonwealth and State and Territory governments have passed specific laws to allow the prescribing and dispensing of medicinal cannabis products.

To find out if medicinal cannabis is right for you, please take our eligibility survey [link to Survey Monkey].

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) states that medicinal cannabis is not appropriate for:

  • People with an active or previous psychotic or active mood or anxiety disorder;
  • Women who are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding; or
  • People with unstable cardiovascular disease.

People with conditions of the nervous system may also be more likely to experience negative effects of medicinal cannabis use.

Medicinal cannabis can only be prescribed by a registered medical practitioner after a thorough assessment.

Before prescribing medicinal cannabis, our doctor will assess your individual circumstances to decide if the treatment is appropriate for your condition. This will include your medical and family health history, and any current medications that you may be taking.

If the doctor feels that medicinal cannabis is a suitable therapy for you, they will submit an application to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) on your behalf to request permission to access the medicine. They will also apply for approval to prescribe under South Australian law.

If the TGA grants approval, your doctor will provide you with a prescription and the details of the pharmacy that can dispense the medicine for you. Medicinal cannabis is generally not stocked on the shelf at the pharmacy. Therefore, you will need to take your prescription to our partner pharmacy and they will order the medicine for you to collect a few days later.

Allevo Therapies offer a Premium Care Plan for $499, including:

  1. Eligibility assessment and telehealth consult with our nurse or qualified reception staff.
  2. Two in-clinic consults with your doctor.
  3. One follow-up telehealth consult with your doctor.

This fee is for clinical services only and does not include the cost of the medicinal cannabis prescribed.

Allevo Therapies is a private billing clinic. Consultation fees are payable in full at the time of the first consultation by cash, EFTPOS, credit card.

The cost of medicinal cannabis products has reduced in recent years, making it more affordable for people. However, these products are not listed on the Commonwealth Government’s Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), meaning patients need to fund the cost of treatment themselves.

The cost of medicinal cannabis varies, depending on the nature of the condition treated, the type of product required, and the dose prescribed. Generally, products will vary from $30 to $100 per week.

Depending on your level of insurance, your health fund provider may cover non-PBS listed prescription costs. Please contact the provider directly for more information.

If you are a DVA healthcare cardholder, you might be eligible to receive items not listed on either the PBS or RPBS Schedules, if clinically justified. Please speak with your doctor at your consult for more information.

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) states that medicinal cannabis is not appropriate for women who are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

The cannabidiol (CBD) in medicinal cannabis is not psychoactive but may interact with other medications to cause drowsiness. Therefore, you should always seek your doctor’s advice before driving or operating machinery.

Some medicinal cannabis products may also include tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), in which case, there is a strict ban on driving and operating machinery.

Medicinal cannabis may interact with some prescription medications. Therefore, before prescribing medicinal cannabis as a treatment, your doctor will obtain a full medication history and assess whether there is potential for interactions with your other medications.

Further information about medicinal cannabis is available at the SA Health website at https://bit.ly/35S5a9n

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In a medical emergency, please call 000 and ask for an ambulance or go to your nearest hospital emergency department.