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 be 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.

Let us help you through this madness of forms, fingerprints, and background checks! Let our professional staff answer questions regarding the process, forms, doctor’s visit, and application. We can even submit your application to the state for you!

  1. You must have 1 of the medical conditions listed below as required by the state of Illinois
  2. You will need to provide proof of your identity, Illinois residency, and age (you must be 18 or older to be eligible for certification)
  3. Other important details: fingerprinting (we do this in-house) and 2×2 photo (we’ll take this for you)

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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.

I know you want to know the cost:

  1. Doctor visit #1* – We take these medical insurances.
  2. Doctor visit #2*
  3. Illinois Application Fee (Illinois charges you $100, $200, or $250 for 1, 2, or 3 year certifications, respectively or half if you are on disability or are a veteran).
  4. Fingerprinting/background check, application processing, and the photo is $135 – this is done by an outside vendor: www.IllinoisGreenlight.com

*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, however there are cases that may take longer. This is determined by the physician on a case-by-case basis.

The total cost to get an Illinois Medical Card here in Illinois depends on your insurance, but for a 1 year application not including doctor’s fees, the total cost is: $237.35 ($102.35 for Illinois certification for 1 year and $135 for background check/photo/processing application) or if you are on disability or are a veteran, the total is $186.18 ($51.18 for Illinois 1 year certification). To our knowledge, we are the only office that helps you with your application and takes insurance for your physician 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.

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 right! 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.

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)
• Arnold-Chiari malformation and Syringomelia
• Cachexia/wasting syndrome
• Cancer
• Causalgia
• Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
• Crohn’s disease
• CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndromes Type II)
• Dystonia
• Fibromyalgia (severe)
• Fibrous dysplasia
• Glaucoma
• Hepatitis C
• Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
• Hydrocephalus
• Interstitial Cystitis
• Lupus
• Multiple Sclerosis
• Muscular dystrophy
• Myasthenia Gravis
• Myoclonus
• Nail-patella syndrome
• Neurofibromatosis
• Parkinson’s 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)
• 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.

  • 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.
  • 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 if you have one of the medical conditions and our intake specialists will call you within 1 business day. 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.

After your physician certifies you, the state has been taking 40-50 days for certificates to come to you in the mail. You will be asked to see your doctor on a continuous basis, and we recommend seeing your doctor 4 weeks after you start using your medical treatment.

Email us: mmj@InnovativeExpressCare.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.

Illinois Medical Card Certification Form:

  • + You will need to provide proof of your identity, Illinois residency, and
    age (you must be 18 or older to be eligible for certification).

  • We take most commercial insurance, please click on yours below. If you chose not to use insurance or we do not take your insurance, please click on “Self Pay” - Note - there is a 2 visit minimum.