The first step before your evaluation is to verify you have a debilitating medical condition that qualifies you for medical marijuana treatment under the Illinois Medical Marijuana Program statutes.
“Debilitating medical condition” means one or more of the following:
In order to schedule your patient evaluation, we’ll need to review your medical records to verify you have been diagnosed with a debilitating condition approved by the Illinois medical marijuana program. Without your medical records our physicians may be unable to provide certification required by state law.
We will need to see a specific diagnosis with your doctor’s name on the paperwork. The specific diagnosis must correspond (WORD FOR WORD) with the list appearing above. We also have to determine you have at least a one year relationship with the doctor who provided the diagnosis. If dates on the paperwork are unable to substantiate this, a letter from your doctor (on their letterhead) stating they have treated you for at least one year will suffice, along with the medical reports you bring in.
If you have your current medical records available describing your approved debilitating condition you may schedule your APPOINTMENT REQUEST now.
Step 3: Physician Evaluation
During your Medical Marijuana Evaluation appointment, a physician will communicate with you to determine your needs and assess if medical marijuana is the right choice for you. We will discuss your qualifying condition for medical marijuana treatment and upon approval; qualified patients will receive a signed Physician Certification Form required by the Illinois Department of Public Health. At your evaluation you must present a valid Illinois ID, such as a Illinois ID or Illinois driver’s license, along with the physician visit fee. Please be advised that nsurance companies do not cover medical marijuana consultations or the state’s medical marijuana application fee.
Step 4: Medical Marijuana Identification Card Application
After review and approval, qualified patients will receive a signed Physician Certification Form that will allow them to apply to the state for a Medical Marijuana Identification Card. In order to receive the Physician Certification Form, patients must present a valid Illinois ID, such as a Illinois Photo ID or Illinois driver’s license, along with the physician visitation fee. Please note that insurance companies do not cover medical marijuana consultations or the state’s medical marijuana application fee. You must be at least 18 years of age to be issued a medical cannabis card. PLEASE NOTE: A DRUG FELONY CONVICTION WILL DISQUALIFY YOU FROM GETTING A MEDICAL CANNABIS CARD FROM THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. YOU MAY CHECK THE LIST OF FELONIES HERE.
Step 5: Application for Medical Marijuana Identification Card
Once you receive your physician certification for medical marijuana we can assist you in applying for your medical marijuana identification card with the Illinois Department of Public Health.
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