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Benefits of Having a Medical Cannabis Card in Illinois

Even if you live in a recreational-use state, there are several advantages to becoming a medical marijuana patient.

Fewer Restrictions

Recreational cannabis is typically limited to patients over 21 years of age and comes with strict possession limits. As a medical marijuana patient, you face fewer restrictions and have more freedom to access your medication in greater quantities.

Greater Selection

A medical marijuana card affords you the privilege of shopping in both medicinal and adult-use dispensaries. Greater access means more products to choose from and more freedom to compare prices and find the best deals.

More Protection

Some recreational-use states still allow employers, landlords, and family courts to discriminate against cannabis users. A medical marijuana certification provides you with legal documentation demonstrating that your use is medically warranted. This can protect you against discriminatory or punitive actions in many states.

Better Prices

As a medical marijuana patient, you won’t be subject to the same sales or excise taxes required of recreational buyers. You may be able to save 10% or more on every purchase.

How to Get an Illinois Medical Marijuana Card

Book an Appointment

Schedule by filling out the form above or call/text us at 240-356-1000 to set up your consultation over the phone. We offer same-day appointments, so you can be seen by our doctor within 15 minutes of scheduling!

Talk to a Doctor

Our doctor will determine whether you qualify for a medical card after a quick 10-15 minute evaluation.

Get Your Card

If approved, you'll receive your online certification the same day at which point you can then apply with the state for your card.

How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Illinois

We are currently only offering telemedicine evaluations in Illinois. Telemedicine means you can have an online video call with our doctor using a computer, smartphone or tablet. To get started, you can schedule online now.

You can also call our support team at 240-356-1000 and we will be happy to set up an appointment for you. We'll send you a link via email that you can use to access our virtual waiting room at your scheduled appointment time. From here our doctor will start the video call and evaluate you to determine whether you qualify for a medical marijuana card in Illinois. It's that easy!

Illinois Medical Card Requirements

You must be an Illinois resident. There is no age requirement, however patients under the age of 18 will need a parent or guardian to register as their caregiver.

To qualify, you must be diagnosed with one of the following state-approved debilitating medical conditions:

• Autism
• Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
• HIV/AIDS
• Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
• Anorexia nervosa
• Arnold-Chiari malformation
• Cancer
• Cachexia/wasting syndrome
• Causalgia
• Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
• Chronic pain
• Crohn’s disease
• CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome Type II)
• Dystonia
• Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
• Fibrous Dysplasia
• Glaucoma
• Hepatitis C
• Hydrocephalus
• Hydromyelia
• Interstitial cystitis
• Irritable bowel syndrome
• Lupus
• Migraines
• Multiple Sclerosis
• Muscular Dystrophy
• Myasthenia Gravis
• Myoclonus
• Nail-patella syndrome
• Neuro-Bechet’s autoimmune disease
• Neurofibromatosis
• Neuropathy
• Osteoarthritis
• Parkinson’s disease
• Polycystic kidney disease (PKD)
• Post-Concussion Syndrome
• Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
• Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
• Residual limb pain
• Rheumatoid arthritis
• Seizures (including those characteristic of Epilepsy)
• Severe fibromyalgia
• Sjogren’s syndrome
• Spinal cord disease
• Spinal cord injury with intractable spasticity
• Spinocerebellar ataxia
• Superior canal dehiscence syndrome
• Syringomyelia
• Tarlov cysts
• Tourette syndrome
• Traumatic brain injury
• Ulcerative colitis

NO MEDICAL DOCUMENTATION IS REQUIRED! Our doctor will speak with you about your current health condition and past medical history to determine if you qualify.

Our licensed marijuana doctor will evaluate you based on your current health condition, medical history, and any documentation you are able to provide as proof. If approved, we will then issue the written certification form needed to apply with the state as a patient within 24 hours.

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Illinois Medical Marijuana Certification Process

The certification process in Illinois is similar to many other medical states. Patients will need to obtain a Physician Written Certification Form from a licensed medical marijuana doctor first in order to apply with the state for a medical card.

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    Schedule an appointment with a licensed medical marijuana doctor.
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    Speak with the doctor to find out if you qualify.
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    Obtain your written certification form and apply with the state.
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    Get your electronic medical marijuana ID card and start purchasing at dispensaries!

The vast majority of physicians and other medical professionals are not comfortable with certifying patients for the Illinois medical cannabis program because marijuana remains illegal on a federal level. In addition, a doctor or medical provider must be registered with the Illinois Medical Cannabis Commission in order to certify patients for the program. It can be difficult for patients to find a provider who will certify them.

All Green Health Docs providers are certified with the Illinois Medical Cannabis Commission and can legally certify you for the program. In order to see one of our providers, you must bring in medical documentation to verify that you have a qualifying condition. Our physician will then evaluate you, review your medical records, and certify you for the program. Once certified, you will be able to obtain your medicinal cannabis at any of the Illinois dispensaries.

The next step after being certified by a doctor is to apply online with the Illinois Department of Health. In order to apply, patients will need to have the signed physician written certification form and a state-issued identification card (such as a driver’s license). If you're having trouble submitting your application to the state or any part of the registration process, we recommend contacting the state directly for support at 855-636-3688.

Illinois Medical Marijuana Card Information from our Physician

Recently several dispensaries finally opened their doors in the state of Illinois. This is an exciting time for patients who have waited so long to get the medicine they need. Even with dispensaries opening and Illinois's medical marijuana program gaining momentum, many patients are still unclear on how to obtain an Illinois medical marijuana card. Green Health Docs have helped over 100,000 patients navigate through this confusing process, and we can help you get certified as well.

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If you're an Illinois resident and believe that you have one of the state-approved medical conditions with at least one form of proof, then you will most likely qualify. You will first need to be evaluated by a licensed medical marijuana doctor. Once approved, you will receive your written certification that you can use to apply with the state as a patient to get your card. If you have any questions, give our local support center a call or text at 240-356-1000 and we will be happy to assist you.

Schedule now or give us a call at 240-356-1000; our friendly support team is available 7 days per week to set up a date and time for you to get evaluated by a medical marijuana doctor in Illinois and to answer any questions you may have.

You'll just need to submit a valid photo ID for your appointment.

Once your telemedicine appointment is booked, you'll receive a confirmation email shortly after. This email will have the link to your intake form which is where you will fill out your medical information as well as upload your ID and any medical documentation you are able to provide.

The cost to be seen by our doctor for the initial Illinois medical marijuana certification is $150. The annual cost to renew is also $150. The price includes assistance with state registration, medical marijuana education, the doctor’s visit, and any other help needed throughout the process. We accept credit or debit only for Telemedicine appointments. The required state application fee is $100 for a one-year registration, $200 for a two-year, or $250 for a three-year each payable by credit or debit only.

Only a licensed medical marijuana doctor can determine if you qualify for the program, so we cannot guarantee your approval. However, if you do not get approved by our doctor you will receive a FULL refund! Our knowledgeable and friendly support staff is ready to help get you fully prepared for your appointment so that you have the best chance of approval, just give us a call at 240-356-1000 if you would like to know more.

An Illinois licensed medical marijuana doctor will examine you, review any medical documentation you are able to provide, and assess your medical history. Appointments are typically about 10-15 minutes. We will also maintain your patient records and provide follow-up care as needed.

You must be diagnosed with one of the following state-approved medical conditions to qualify:

• Autism
• Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
• HIV/AIDS
• Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
• Anorexia nervosa
• Arnold-Chiari malformation
• Cancer
• Cachexia/wasting syndrome
• Causalgia
• Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
• Chronic pain
• Crohn’s disease
• CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome Type II)
• Dystonia
• Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
• Fibrous Dysplasia
• Glaucoma
• Hepatitis C
• Hydrocephalus
• Hydromyelia
• Interstitial cystitis
• Irritable bowel syndrome
• Lupus
• Migraines
• Multiple Sclerosis
• Muscular Dystrophy
• Myasthenia Gravis
• Myoclonus
• Nail-patella syndrome
• Neuro-Bechet’s autoimmune disease
• Neurofibromatosis
• Neuropathy
• Osteoarthritis
• Parkinson’s disease
• Polycystic kidney disease (PKD)
• Post-Concussion Syndrome
• Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
• Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
• Residual limb pain
• Rheumatoid arthritis
• Seizures (including those characteristic of Epilepsy)
• Severe fibromyalgia
• Sjogren’s syndrome
• Spinal cord disease
• Spinal cord injury with intractable spasticity
• Spinocerebellar ataxia
• Superior canal dehiscence syndrome
• Syringomyelia
• Tarlov cysts
• Tourette syndrome
• Traumatic brain injury
• Ulcerative colitis

You can fax your records to 240-366-1932 or you can have them emailed to info@greenhealthdocs.com.

No. Doctors must hold a valid license to practice medicine in Illinois and register with the Department of Public Health in order to certify patients for a medical marijuana card. All of our doctors here at Green Health Docs are registered with the state and demonstrate the knowledge and compassion necessary to give you the highest possible quality of care.

Yes. Veterans can obtain medical marijuana in the same way as any other patient at Green Health Docs. We are proud to help our veterans combat their medical conditions with medical marijuana!

Yes. Children (under the age of 18) can become medical marijuana patients in Illinois. However, the child must have a parent or guardian register as his/her caregiver.

A caregiver is an Illinois resident at least 21 years of age who is designated to be able to purchase medical marijuana products from dispensaries on behalf of a qualified patient.

The Illinois Department of Public Health online medical marijuana registry is open and can be accessed here. Patients and caregivers can choose to pay for a one-year, two-year, or three-year registration. If you're having trouble getting registered, you can contact us at 240-356-1000 for assistance 7 days per week.

The registration process itself only takes about 15 minutes to complete and submit to the state. Once they receive your application, it typically takes up to 30 days for them to either approve or deny your submission. If approved, you will then be prompted to purchase your ID card online. You will then receive your ID card in the mail within 7-10 days. Once received you can use your card to start purchasing from dispensaries.

No. Insurance companies do not cover any costs associated with medical marijuana due to conflicts with federal law.

Legal patients can obtain medical marijuana products from licensed dispensaries located throughout the state. Patients will also be able to use their card in other medical states that offer reciprocity.

Qualified patients can purchase and possess up to 3 ounces of medical marijuana from state-licensed dispensaries within a 14-day period.

Dispensaries in Illinois currently carry a wide range of medical marijuana products including raw flower, concentrates, vapable products such as cartridges, oral products such as capsules and tinctures, topicals such as patches and creams, and more. Our doctor along with dispensary staff can help determine which forms may be best for you.

No. The Department of Public Health does not allow patients or caregivers to cultivate medical marijuana. Only a state-licensed cultivation facility can grow medical marijuana.

No, as a medical patient you are protected by HIPAA. Green Health Docs makes the privacy and security of our patients’ confidential information a top priority. No one will be able to find out your status as a medical marijuana patient unless you openly tell them or if you are administered a drug test for marijuana.

Yes. With Illinois being an at-will state and there not currently being any legislation in place that protects medical marijuana patients in the workplace, medical cardholders can still be administered drug screenings and receive disciplinary action regarding the results of drug screenings. For this reason, we recommend making sure you are fully aware of your employer’s policy regarding drug screenings and medical marijuana before moving forward with the process.

Illinois does not have any restrictions regarding patients on probation or parole, however, you must get permission from your probation or parole officer first before pursuing a medical marijuana card.

As a legal medical marijuana patient, you are protected. Patients do not have to disclose that they possess medical marijuana and do not have to consent to a search. However, if a search is conducted and medical marijuana is found, the patient should immediately present their patient ID card or direct law enforcement to the state database to show that they are a legal patient.

No. Although Illinois is a recreational marijuana state, only patients with an Illinois medical marijuana card will be able to enjoy the benefits of the medical side of the program such as lower taxes when purchasing from dispensaries as well as larger selection and better availability of marijuana products.

Yes, there are multiple states currently accepting Illinois medical cards. The laws for using out-of-state medical cards vary from state to state, so the best way to find out is by contacting a dispensary in the state you're interested in visiting.

Yes! You do not have to be seen by the same doctor each year. If you were certified by another medical marijuana doctor last year and would like to switch to Green Health Docs, we will be happy to take care of you!

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