Solarc
Phototherapy Device
Information

 

Since the Solarc product comes from Canada, a physician’s prescription is mandatory for USA shipments (optional for International shipments), and this is as per the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations.

The prescription can be written by any medical doctor (MD) or nurse-practitioner, including, of course, your own General Practitioner (GP) – it does not have to be written by a dermatologist. Solarc uses the words “physician” and “healthcare professional” interchangeably to define this group.

Your physician can write your prescription:

  • On a traditional paper prescription pad
  • In the form of a letter on the physician’s letterhead
  • Using the “Physician’s Approval” section in the paper Solarc Ordering Form (a PDF doc)

To submit your prescription to Solarc, please upload it during the online ordering process.

Alternatively, you can:

  • Scan it and email it to orders@solarcsystems.com
  • Take a picture of it on your smartphone and email it to orders@solarcsystems.com
  • Fax it to 1-705-739-9684
  • Send it by letter mail to:

    Solarc Systems
    1515 Snow Valley Road
    Minesing, ON, L9X 1K3
    Canada

If using the paper Solarc Ordering Form, tape the top edge of the prescription where indicated and submit the completed signed Ordering Form using any of the four methods listed above.

Remember to keep a copy of your prescription for your records. Solarc does not require the original.

What Should the Prescription Say?

What the prescription says is up to your Healthcare Professional, but probably the best generic choice is:

“UV Home Phototherapy Device for xxxxxx”

Where xxxxxx is your “intended purpose / indication for use”, such as: psoriasis, vitiligo, atopic dermatitis (eczema), Vitamin D deficiency, or any one of many other photoresponsive skin disorders.

There are no particular requirements for what the prescription says, but it should, as a minimum, say that it is for an “ultraviolet device”, and ideally that it is for use in the “home”.

So it can be simply: “Ultraviolet home phototherapy device” or even just “home UV unit”, but that puts the onus on the Responsible Person to know what waveband they should be using, which for almost everyone is “UVB-Narrowband”.

The choice is up to your Healthcare Professional, but probably the best generic choice is therefore:

“UV Home Phototherapy Device for xxxxxxx” where xxxxxxx is the “intended purpose / indication for use”, such as: psoriasis, vitiligo, atopic dermatitis (eczema), Vitamin D deficiency, or any one of many other skin disorders responsive to UV phototherapy.