Herbal Care RX: Apply For Your PA Medical Marijuana Card Today
Cannabis is medicine.
The Pennsylvania medical cannabis program was established to give patients who are seeking management and relief of qualifying medical conditions access to safe, regulated Medical Marijuana.
Patients that want to participate in the medical cannabis program must follow these steps:
For a full listing of the rules and regulations governing the dispensing of medicinal cannabis, please follow this link to the official site of the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program. Please see Qualifying Conditions for a list of medical conditions approved for medicinal cannabis use.
We provide the certification you need for the Department of Health to validate your Medical Cannabis card. Licensed clinical practitioners are private entities and not directly associated with the state government
Herbal Care Rx is a Philadelphia-based doctor's office that provides certifications for medical marijuana use across all of Pennsylvlania.
We believe that cannabis, or marijuana, is medicine. Our mission is to improve access to this medicine.
We are dedicated to compassionately assisting those in need of a medical marijuana card throughout the certification process. Let us help you find relief from your symptoms.
Medical cannabis can alleviate many symptoms depending on the type of product that is used and the way it is used. Using cannabis to decrease the severity of symptoms can lead to improved function and improved quality of life.
Under the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Act, “serious medical conditions” are defined as any one of the following: (listed in alphabetical order)
New MMJ Patients have never participated in the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana program previously
Renewing patients have previously had a Medical Marijuana card and certification and are renewing an expiring or already-expired card
Caregivers are designated by patients to procure medical marijuana from the dispensary on their behalf
All PA residents interested in obtaining their Medical Marijuana Cards must first register and create an account with the PA Department of Health (PA DoH).
Although it can seem complicated, the process of registering with the DoH for your medical marijuana card is surprisingly simple and easy to do completely online.
You'll only need a few things before you start:
Go to www.medicalmarijuana.pa.gov , and click on "Apply for ID/Access Account"
There will be an option to start a new account on the left-hand side called Adult Patient Registration. Click that link. Fill out the form using All-Caps with your name address and License number exactly how it appears on your PA ID. Once you've successfully registered, you'll be prompted to create a username and password for your account and you will be given a 6-digit Department of Health ID number. Keep that number and your account login for your records, you'll need them later!
Once you have your Pennsylvania Department of Health ID#, you're ready to book an appointment with us!
You'll be able to completely book your appointment using our forms, but you'll also get the option to have someone from our team contact you if you have any questions or issues you need addressed. In that case, please select "I would like to be contacted first" at the end of the first form. If you're ready to book now, you will be prompted to complete the steps below.
When it's time for your appointment, one of our licensed practitioners will give you a call on the phone. The practitioner will talk with you, submit the medical cannabis certification online, and answer any questions you have.
After you have received your certification for medical cannabis use by the physician, it's time to revisit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website to get your card!
Using your username and password from Step 1, log back into your account, then navigate to the "Make a Payment" tab. Having your medical card printed will cost $50 and you can use a debit or credit card to make the payment. If you receive Medicaid, PACE/PACENET, CHIP, SNAP, or WIC, you can have the $50 fee for the card waived completely.
Getting your card usually takes about 2-3 weeks after payment and it will be mailed to you. Your card's status can be checked on your profile page.
If you're having issues making your payment to the DoH after your appointment, email us at email@example.com and our staff will do their best to assist you.
"The process was pleasant and very simple. The people I had contact with were kind and helpful. The doctor was very thoughtful and helpful. She showed compassion for the issues I described and assisted with her opinion and information. I felt heard and understood. 10/10 would recommend to anyone looking to go the herbal route for their diseases."
"Excellent Customer Service. I love the text support. I was able to ask any questions. Thank you so much!"
"Dr Maury and the scheduling team were very pleasant and I got my renewal done at a great price and done quickly. They send you an email that details everything needing to be done to get renewed. And even if you forget a step they are very nice to remind you to complete the steps! Was just an all around good experience was over the phone too so it could not have been easier. Thank you Dr Maury!!"
Once you have your medical card, you will be able to purchase medical cannabis at any PA dispensary for 1 year, at which time your current card will expire.
Thankfully, renewing your card is a simpler, quicker process than a completely new registration.
You may renew your card up any time within 60 days of its expiration and in most cases you can still renew months after your card is no longer valid.
Renewing your card requires you:
To avoid disruptions to fulfilling your medical marijuana needs, we recommend beginning the renewing process between 30-60 days before your card's expiration date since it can take up to 2-4 weeks for new cards to be processed and shipped to you.
You'll only need a few things before you begin:
Important: Confirm that your current address is the one listed on your account. Your card will be shipped to that address!
Go to www.medicalmarijuana.pa.gov , and click on "Apply for ID/Access Account", or simply click on the button below. There will be an option on the right-hand side called Returning Users. Enter your login info there.
In total, you should expect to pay $125 annually, $75 for the recertification and $50 to the DOH for a new card. If you are a beneficiary of SNAP/WIC/PACE/MEDICARE/CHIP, the DOH will waive the card fee and your renewal will be $75.
Not finding the information you're looking for? Check out our page with detailed information about the renewing process here.
Here's what you should know
Caregivers are individuals who have been designated to assist patients with the procurement of Medical Marijuana.
Who can serve as a caregiver? An individual 21 years of age or older, unless authorized by the department, can serve as a caregiver. Caregivers must register with the Department of Health and follow the instructions to complete a criminal history background check with the commonwealth's authorized vendor.
All caregivers must complete a criminal history background check with the commonwealth's authorized vendor, before receiving their certification. This process takes 4-8 weeks after registration. Details can be found in the user’s DoH profile after registering. You cannot be approved as a caregiver if you have been convicted of a criminal offense relating to the sale or possession of drugs, narcotics or controlled substances within the last five years.
Who can have a caregiver? Any patient may designate a caregiver if they so choose. All minors are required to have a caregiver. There are three categories of patients who do not get an ID card, and thus need not enter a dispensary. Instead, a caregiver registers on their behalf and visits the dispensary for them. These categories include:
There are 4 ways to register as a caregiver:
No, all appointments are conducted over the phone so there's no need to travel anywhere!
Registration with the Department of Health creates an account that is used to track the status of your certification and is a prerequisite for being certified by a physician whereas certifications for cannabis use are issued by a licensed clinical practitioner and are required for a Medical Marijuana card.
The $50 fee is for the Pennsylvania Department of Health to print and issue your Medical Cannabis Card and is a separate fee from your certification consultation with the doctor.
If the doctor does not approve you for a medical marijuana card we will issue you a refund for your appointment.
Your patient ID number is issued by the Department of Health when you register. Click here for more detailed info and instructions
All patients are required to fill out an intake form every year.
The most common cause for delayed cards is forgetting to pay the Department of Health the $50 fee for your card after your appointment. Log into your account and go to "My Profile". It should tell you your card status. If it is blank, you may have to go to the "Make a Payment" tab and pay the Department of Health.
Please confirm that the address listed on your DoH account is your current address. If it is not, your card may have been shipped to another address. Please call the Department of Health helpline 888-733-5595.
If your correct address is listed, contact us and we will check in on the status of your certification.
7811 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118
(215) 671-6929 // HELP@HERBALCARERX.COM