Illinois Medical Cannabis Certification

We’ll help you get your Illinois Medical Cannabis Card.

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NOW offering telemedicine for all certification visits.

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We take insurance.

Get your medical cannabis card from a clinic you can trust. At Innovative Wellness, you can see a doctor via telemedicine and use your insurance for the appointment. Our services include medical cannabis certification, cannabis consulting and cannabis-focused primary care. 

If you have a qualifying condition, complete the form below and a team member will call you within two business days. There are many new conditions, including osteoarthritis, IBS, chronic pain and more. We will schedule your appointment within three business days of confirming your eligibility.

If you feel you have PTSD but have never been officially diagnosed, click here for an evaluation done by telemedicine.

If you have had concussions and believe you have post-concussion syndrome, click here for an evaluation done by telemedicine.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) application requirements are as follows:

  1. You must provide your Illinois Driver’s License or State ID plus another proof of your Illinois address (such as a bank statement, utility bill, voter’s card, lease, etc…)
  2. You cannot have a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) to drive a truck or school bus
  3. You must have a physician certify you – and that is where we come in!

In order to obtain the necessary Physician Certification, you must provide medical documentation of a condition and/or opioid prescription that qualifies in Illinois. You must complete a minimum of two telemedicine appointments with Innovative Wellness to establish a patient-physician relationship.

Once the physician certification is completed, you will be able to complete your online IDPH application to obtain your Medical Cannabis Card.

Think you have post-concussive syndrome, but you don’t have the diagnosis? You can get evaluated for this at Innovative Express Care. Click here for more information.

Think you have PTSD, but you don’t have the diagnosis? You can also get evaluated for this at Innovative Express Care. Click here for more information.

If you have a condition causing chronic pain, but do not have medical records to provide from a primary care provider, specialist, or hospital – then your first step is to have your chronic pain evaluated and documented. Click here to schedule a telemedicine appointment with Emma Raider, one of our one of our cannabis-friendly primary care providers.

We take insurance!

    1. Doctor telemedicine visit #1* – We take these medical insurances.
    2. Doctor telemedicine visit #2*
    3. Illinois Application Fee

So, imagine, if you use your insurance and have hit your deductible, you will only need to pay the $100 state fee for your Medical Cannabis Card!

With insurance, Innovative Wellness is the most affordable place to get your card in Illinois. (And now you can do it from the comfort of your own home via telemedicine!)

*If we do not take your insurance, you qualify for the Self Pay Plan, which is $175 per visit. Normally, a patient-physician relationship takes at least 2 visits.

By the way, this is a one-stop-shop for you to get your application sent to the Illinois Department of Public Health. It is also the most cost efficient. WE TAKE MOST COMMERCIAL INSURANCES.

Medicaid patients – Innovative Wellness cannot bill medicaid for your appointments, but we do offer a reduced self-pay rate of $100 for anyone on Medicaid – please bring your Medicaid insurance card(s) to receive the reduced rate.

Veterans – Veterans who are self-pay are also able to take advantage of the Reduced Self-pay rate of $100 per visit.

** Proof of Medicaid and/or veteran status will be required to be eligible for the reduced rate.**

The Innovative Wellness Care staff will guide you by answering any questions regarding combinational treatments available via the Illinois Medical Cannabis Card. Our knowledgeable compassionate staff will, with integrity and responsibility to your healthcare needs and goals, advise you on the benefits of treatment as well as the side effects.

What you get from Innovative Wellness:

• Most commercial medical insurances are accepted

• Provide telemedicine if you live far away

• Ability to continue your healthcare needs as a provider even after certification

• Education for patients and caregivers on Medical Cannabis based on individual needs

• Answers to questions you have regarding the application paperwork

How do you book an appointment?

Fill out the form provided on this page! We need to screen you prior to the visit, please fill out the form and we will get back to you.

After a pre-screening process, we will book your telemedicine appointment with the physician and email you all the necessary forms to get started.

Below are the medical conditions you must have by Illinois law. You must also have medical records from the last year that state you have this condition (doctor’s note is fine, but real medical records is the best). Again, we will help get this for you.

  • • PTSD & Terminal Illnesses
  • • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
  • • Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
  • • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • • Anorexia Nervosa
  • • Arnold-Chiari malformation and Syringomelia
  • • Autism
  • • Cachexia/wasting syndrome
  • • Cancer
  • • Causalgia
  • • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • • Chronic Pain
  • • Crohn’s disease (Now Includes Ulcerative Colitis)
  • • CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndromes Type II)
  • • Dystonia
  • • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • • Fibromyalgia (severe)
  • • Fibrous dysplasia
  • • Glaucoma
  • • Hepatitis C
  • • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • • Hydrocephalus
  • • Interstitial Cystitis
  • • Lupus
  • • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • • Migraines
  • • Multiple Sclerosis
  • • Muscular dystrophy
  • • Myasthenia Gravis
  • • Myoclonus
  • • Nail-patella syndrome
  • • Neuro-Behcet’s Autoimmune Disease
  • • Neurofibromatosis
  • • Neuropathy
  • • Osteoarthritis
  • • Parkinson’s disease
  • • Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • • Post-concussion syndrome
  • • RSD (Complex Regional Pain Syndromes Type I)
  • • Residual limb pain
  • • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
  • • Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy (Starting January 1, 2015)
  • • Sjogren’s syndrome
  • • Spinal cord disease, including, but not limited to, arachnoiditis, Tarlov cysts, hydromyelia, syringomyelia (You must have a documented MRI showing herniated disc)
  • • Spinal cord injury
  • • Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA)
  • • Superior canal dehiscence syndrome
  • • Tourette’s syndrome
  • • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Generally, we do not make these diagnoses. They are done by your specialist or doctor, and our doctor reviews these records to make sure you have the condition. The exceptions to this: post-concussive syndrome and PTSD and for patients who do not have any medical records, you may want to complete a Chronic Pain Assessment.
  • If you do not have any of the conditions above, you may have post-concussive syndrome or PTSD.

If you feel you have PTSD but have never been officially diagnosed, click here for an evaluation done by telemedicine.

If you have had concussions and believe you have post-concussion syndrome, click here for an evaluation done by telemedicine.

  • Please be honest with our intake specialists. They are screening you to make sure you will not waste your time and money.
  • Fill out the form to the RIGHT and our intake specialists will call you within 2 business days. We make this process easy and painless!
  • All visits will be with the doctor as a telemedicine visit (through video-chat) – Now if that’s not innovative, I don’t know what is!
  • To get disability benefit verification: either visit your local social security office or apply here.

What does an MCPP card provide?

MCPP offers a long-term card for patients with a qualifying debilitating condition on the list

  • Card Duration: You can apply for 1, 2, or 3 years
  • IDPH Application Fee: $100 per year or $250 for 3 years (50% off for veterans and persons on disability)
  • Doctor visits: 2 telemedicine visits for cannabis certification and one follow-up

Applying for your Medical Card in Illinois is now easier and faster than ever! You can complete your telemedicine visits with us within one week. Once you complete the required visits with our doctors, we will provide you with the Physician Certification. Then you will be able to submit your IDPH application online and the state will provide a temporary card that you can start using within 24 hours.

Email us: info@innovativewell.com

Appointment

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Recreational marijuana use is now legal in Illinois, but that doesn’t mean you should put off getting your medical card.

Medical cannabis patients will pay significantly less for cannabis products compared to recreational buyers who will be taxed heavily (30 percent). In addition, medical card holders will have priority access at the dispensary. You can even skip the dispensary altogether and grow cannabis at home if you wish. With more than 50 qualifying conditions, including chronic pain, it’s quick and easy to get your medical cannabis card.