All patients must have at least one of the qualifying conditions to apply for a medical certification. After verifying you meet at least one qualifying condition, ensure you have what you need for a smooth appointment process by reviewing what to bring with our helpful guide.
We offer recertification for patients who have either lost their doctor or relocated.
What to Have Available for Your Telemedicine Appointment With MCO Agents
- Current state identification or state driver’s license.
- One proof of residency.
- If your state identification or driver’s license does not reflect your current address, you must provide one proof of residency.
- A copy of current medical records.
- Including information about your qualifying condition for our provider.
- Mandated state fees.
- $50 for one year, $100 for 2 years, and $125 for 3 years. Discounted rates for veterans need a DD214. Applicants on Social Security Disability need to provide their benefit verification letter. Applicants over the age of 65 automatically qualify for discounted pricing.Discounted pricing is $25 for one year, $50 for two years, and $75 for three years.
- Caregiver information.
- If you are adding a caregiver to your medical certification application, the caregiver will need to provide their state-issued ID.
- Patients must be a resident of Illinois and remain a resident during the medical certification application process and after approval.
- Medical Condition
- Medical cannabis patients must have one of the chronic or debilitating health conditions listed here as well as medical records of the condition.
- Minor Applicant
- Any medical cannabis patient with a qualifying condition under the age of 18 can apply with a parent as their caregiver.
Qualifying Conditions for a Medical Cannabis Certification
- Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
- Agitation of Alzheimer’s Disease
- AIDS / HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Anorexia Nervosa
- Arnold-Chiari Malformation and Syringomyelia
- Cachexia/Wasting Syndrome
- Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
- Chronic Pain
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) Type I (formerly RSD)
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) Type II
- Crohn’s Disease
- Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
- Fibromyalgia (Severe)
- Fibrous Dysplasia
- Hepatitis C
- Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
- Interstitial Cystitis
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Myasthenia Gravis
- Nail-Patella Syndrome
- Neuro-Bechet’s Autoimmune Disease
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)
- Post-Concussion Syndrome
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
- Residual Limb Pain
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
- Seizures (including those associated with Epilepsy)
- Sjogren’s Syndrome
- Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA)
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Spinal Cord Disease (including, but not limited to, Arachnoiditis)
- Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome
- Tarlov Cysts
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Tourette’s Syndrome
- Ulcerative Colitis
Medical Cannabis Certification & Ongoing Treatment
Medical Cannabis Outreach is now providing remote telemedicine services for all our patients to continue to provide care through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
Examinations for Medical Cannabis Certification completion may be done by telemedicine until further notice without requiring in-person appointments. Patients can now have their evaluation conducted in the privacy and safety of their own home or a location of their choosing.
Frequently Asked Questions
Medical cannabis telemedicine uses real-time, live-video technology to provide medical cannabis certification at a distance. This provides remote patients the opportunity to meet with a qualified physician to discuss their ailments and determine if medical cannabis is a good option for them.
Medical cannabis telemedicine is specifically designed to cater to patients living in remote regions or medically-underserved communities. It is also ideal for patients who are bedridden, quarantined, or too ill to travel. Telemedicine is a quick, simple, and convenient way to obtain a cannabis certification for those who qualify.
- You Can Get Your Cannabis Card From Home
Telemedicine allows you to be evaluated by our physicians for medical cannabis treatment in the comfort of your own home. Staying home will also help patients limit exposure due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Telemedicine is also more accommodating for busy schedules and provides the convenience of not having to leave your house.
- Save Time
Telemedicine allows you to eliminate transportation time and waiting time in the doctor’s office. You will be able to continue your daily activities until it is time to meet with the doctor.
- Better Access
No matter where you reside in Illinois, Missouri, or Colorado, we can assist you. Telemedicine allows our physicians to reach patients and help them gain access to treatment.
Telemedicine appointments are completed in the privacy of your own home with a HIPAA-compliant system.
Our expert staff and cannabis-friendly physicians are the trusted way to gain safe, legal access to the Illinois Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program, as well as the medical cannabis programs in Colorado and Missouri.
Patients trust Medical Cannabis Outreach because we provide safe, professional clinics, offer extensive resources, and partner each patient with a knowledgeable cannabis doctor for medical advice.