A new way of treating patients with chronic pain, the Opioid Alternative Pilot Program (OAPP) will give the people of Illinois more options. Here are some details of this groundbreaking new project:
To qualify, you must:
If you have these three qualifications, you can get your IL medical card.
*A condition that warrants an opiate includes migraines, chronic neck or back pain, trigeminal neuralgia, intractable pain, neuropathic pain, musculoskeletal pain, pelvic pain, endometriosis, joint pains, shoulder pain, post-operative pain, etc. But, you must have medical records showing you have seen a doctor for this condition and you have this condition (we do not make these diagnoses for you unless you see our primary care providers).
**Bona fide patient-physician relationships mean that you must see us at least twice to get your medical card. You do not already need a bona fide patient-physician relationship (you can create that relationship), we just want to be clear that we’ll have to see you twice in order to get your card.