Our Medical Guide
As part of the intake process, The Leaf & deVine Church will perform a medical screening process on all member-participants, by a licensed medical professional, by conducting a survey of your health as well as any drugs or medications, prescribed or otherwise, that you are presently, or in the past have taken. We will also ask that you disclose any medical and/or mental health conditions that you are presently or in the past, or in your family history, have experienced or are experiencing. We will want to know about any disabilities, wounds, surgeries, physical challenges, allergies, conditions, or syndromes, all past or present. We will also take your vital signs and you will be medically monitored as necessary, throughout the ceremony.
2. Mental health screening:
The Leaf and deVine Church will perform a 10-point mental health screening, by a licensed mental health professional, to make sure that all member-participants are mentally and emotionally fit to partake in the Ayahuasca ceremony. We will ask you to disclose any mental health challenges that you are or have experienced in the past. Whether or not you are under a mental health professional’s care, if you are on any medications or under a doctor’s care for any mental health conditions such as, but not limited to: bi-polar, schizophrenia, chronic depression, social anxiety, disassociation disorder, phobias, panic disorder, PTSD, somatic disorder, paranoia, anorexia, bulimia, narcolepsy, kleptomania, intermittent explosive disorder, substance abuse, obsessive compulsive disorders, borderline personality disorder, etc., as part of the intake process.
` 3. COVID screening:
The Leaf and deVine Church will screen every member-participant with a 5-point questionnaire, as well as take their temperature, and will administer a blood screener to test for COVID by a licensed medical professional, prior to entering into the ceremony space, as part of the intake process.
4. Drug screening:
The Leaf and deVine Church will ask every member-participant to partake in a UA as part of the intake process.