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How to Get Your Illinois Medical Card? TELEMEDICINE NOW AVAILABLE

Get your medical card from a clinic you can trust. 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 form to your left 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 telemedicine 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.

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 via telemedicine 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 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 Emma Raider, 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 insurance plans and can do visits via telemedicine
    2. Doctor visit #2 (also via telemedicine)
    3. Illinois Application Fee (Illinois charges $99, $200 or $250 for 1, 2 or 3 year certifications respectively. Patients on disability and veterans are charged half of that 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.

*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 telemedicine 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.**

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.

Plus, now all appointments are done through telemedicine!

*Per IDPH New Guidelines*

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 telemedicine 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 telemedicine appointment scheduled within the next week!

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 Emma Raider, one of our Illinois Medical Card focused primary care providers.

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

Important Things to Know

If you have your medical records, please have them ready to give to us. We must have these prior to making the certification appointments. If you do NOT have a qualifying condition, but you feel you have a condition, we can help you get your diagnosis if you do not have one. This can be done with our primary care providers or our therapists. If you feel you have these conditions: post-concussive syndrome or PTSD or you may have chronic Pain, migraines, or Arthritis, we can help you make appointments with our mental health therapists or primary providers.

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 all your visits through telemedicine visits (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.
How Long Does This Process Take?

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 telemedicine 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

 

How Do I Get Started?

If you have the necessary documentation, we can get your first telemedicine 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.

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