Get Your Medical Cannabis Card Using Insurance

At Innovative Wellness, you can see a doctor via telemedicine and use your insurance for the appointment.

If you have a qualifying condition, complete the adjacent form and a team member will contact you within 2 business days.

Not yet diagnosed?

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. Schedule a telemedicine appointment with Emma Raider, one of our primary care providers.

We take insurance!

  1. Doctor telemedicine visit #1* – We take these medical insurances.
  2. Doctor telemedicine visit #2* – We take insurance for this visit
  3. Illinois Application Fee – You pay this directly to IDPH

*If we do not take your insurance, you qualify for the Self Pay Plan, which is $100 per visit. Normally, a patient-physician relationship takes at least 2 visits.


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, including medicare, 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

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 Department of Public Health 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. However, we can evaluate for post-concussive syndrome and PTSD.  For patients who do not have any previous diagnoses or medical records, you can schedule an appointment with Emma Raider, primary care provider, to complete a Chronic Pain Assessment.

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.

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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.

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