AIRLINE SAMPLE LETTER: Prescribes an Emotional Support Animal specifically for airline flights (the letter should be on the physician’s or mental health provider’s letterhead)


To Whom It May Concern:
[Full Name of Tenant] is my patient, and has been under my care since [date]. I am intimately familiar with his/her history and with the functional limitations imposed by his/her emotional/mental related illness.

Due to this emotional/mental disability, [first name] has certain limitations related to [social interaction/coping with stress/anxiety, etc.]. In order to help alleviate these difficulties, and to enhance his/her ability to function independently, I have prescribed [first name] to obtain a pet or emotional support animal. The presence of this animal is necessary for the emotional/mental health of [patient name] because its presence will mitigate the symptoms he/she is currently experiencing.

Please allow (patient’s full name) to be accompanied by his/her emotional support animal in the cabin of the aircraft, in accordance with the Air Carrier Access Act (49 U.S.C. 41705 and 14 C.F.R. 382).

I am licensed by the state of (state) to practice (medicine/psychiatry/therapy–choose applicable). My license number is (license number).


(Physician’s name and title)