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How to Get Your Illinois Medical Card?

Get your Illinois Medical Card now from a doctor’s clinic that you can trust. Our patients can now use their own medical insurance to become patients at our primary care clinic. After two visits, the physician may recommend you for the Illinois Medical Card.

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.

Need to get your card or find out more? Just fill out the form and one of our specialists will give you a call. Please wait 1-2 business days, as we have a large amount of inquiries due to the new conditions added to the program, including osteoarthritis, IBS, chronic pain, and many more. We have plenty of availability and can get you in within 3 business days, but first one of our schedulers will reach out to make sure you meet the qualifications to apply for your card in Illinois.

What is Needed For the Illinois Medical Card?

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 appointments with Innovative Wellness Care 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 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 an appointment with Michelle Nagel, one of our Illinois Medical Card focused primary care providers.

How Much Does It Cost To See The Doctor? Does Innovative Accept Insurance?

We take insurance!

    1. Doctor visit #1* – We take these medical insurances.
    2. Doctor 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 Illinois Medical Card!

With insurance, Innovative Wellness is the most affordable place to get your card in Illinois. We are also a one-stop-shop offering scanning and photo services.

*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 $75 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 $75 per visit.

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

What You Get From Innovative Express Care

We are your advocates, answering any questions regarding the alternative treatments available via the Illinois Medical Card. A doctor who is knowledgeable and will honestly tell you the benefits of treatment, as well as the side effects. A staff who will help get your medical records after you fill out the release of medical records form. We take most commercial medical insurances. We will help you get certified, and most importantly, we will continue to be your healthcare provider even after certification.

We can even do telemedicine for your follow-up visits if you live far away!

How Do You Book An Appointment?

Fill out the form to the left! Because 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 appointment with the physician and email you all the necessary forms to get started.

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.

If you have the necessary documentation, we can get your first appointment scheduled within the next week!

If you are confident that you qualify and you understand the IDPH process and fees, feel free to book an appointment:

Conditions

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
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
• Interstitial Cystitis
• Lupus
• 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
• 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)

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.

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 an appointment with Michelle Nagel, one of our Illinois Medical Card focused primary care providers.

If you are diagnosed with a condition on the list, you qualify for MCPP.

If you do not have any condition on the list, then you may qualify under the Opioid Alternative Pilot Program (OAPP). OAPP is for patients who do not have a condition on the list, but do have a current opioid prescription or a documented medical condition that could warrant an opioid prescription.

Important Things to Know
  • 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 LEFT and our intake specialists will call you within 2 business days. We make this process easy and painless!
  • We can do your second visit 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 print it off here.

What is the difference between the MCPP and the OAPP cards?

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 visits for cannabis certification and one follow-up

 

OAPP offers a 90-day card for patients who don’t have a diagnosis on the list, but need an alternative to opioids

 

  • Requirements: You must have a current opioid prescription or medical documentation to bring showing a condition that warrants an opioid prescription
  • Card Duration: You will need to renew every 90 days
  • IDPH Application Fee: $10 to apply and $10 for each renewal
  • Doctor visits: 2 visits to apply and one in-person visit required by law every 90 days to renew
How Long Does This Process Take?

Applying for your Medical Card in Illinois is now easier and faster! 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 email your card to you. You can pull up the card on your phone and/or print it and go straight to your dispensary.

Email us: Info@InnovativeWell.com

We have free parking, take most medical insurance plans, almost no wait, and we will get this process going! We are a one-stop-shop for all your medical needs!

As seen on 02/10/2016 Dr. Khare video and Chicago Tribune Article.

How Do I Get Started?

If you have the necessary documentation, we can get your first appointment scheduled within the next week!

If you are confident that you qualify and you understand the IDPH process and fees, feel free to fill out this form:

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We are happy to answer your questions and let you know if you qualify for a Medical Card in Illinois – please fill out the form to request a callback from one of our specialists so that we can make sure you qualify before you make the trip to our office.

We look forward to assisting you on your journey to wellness!