Apple Ridge Family Medicine
About the Pennsylvania
Medical Marijuana Program
In April of 2016 Pennsylvania approved Senate Bill 3, which allows for adults in Pennsylvania to consume and possess Medical Marijuana with a Doctor's Recommendation. The Pennsylvania Department of Health created and continues to monitor the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program.
Not all doctors are able to certify for Medical Marijuana usage. Only Medical Doctors and Doctors of Osteopathy may certify patients for Medical Marijuana. A physician must be registered with the Pennsylvania Department of Health and complete the mandatory training course administered by the Department,
Patients must have a Medical Marijuana Certification to consume and possess Marijuana in the State of Pennsylvania. Patients must also be registered with the Pennsylvania Department of Health before seeing a doctor for your Medical Marijuana Card. When you register, you will receive a Patient ID Number. Pennsylvania DOES NOT currently allow home cultivation for any purpose.
Registering with the
Department of Health
Prior to having your certification appointment with a Doctor, you must register with the Pennsylvania Department of Health. This registration process requires a state issued drivers license or ID card. They confirm that you are a registered state resident and issue you a 6-digit patient ID number. This number is required for your New Patient appointment so that the Doctors can find your account with the Department of Health to certify you qualify for a medical marijuana card. Please click the button below to take you to the Department of Health website to complete this registration process if you have never done it before.
How to Get Your
Medical Marijuana Card
Register with PA Department of Health
Click on the button below to take you to the Pennsylvania Department of Health website. Here you will register with their system to confirm that you are a qualifying state resident. You must have a state issued ID or Drivers License to participate in the PA Medical Card program. They will assign you a 6-digit patient ID number. For assistance please call their help line at: 888 733 5595
Schedule Certification Appointment with a Doctor
Click on the button below to take you to our scheduling page. After you have register with the PA DOH you must be certified that you medically qualify for the program by a Doctor. You can select a telephone appointment time and make payment through our scheduling portal below. You will receive a phone call from one of our Doctors within 20 minutes of your selected appointment time.
Appointment and Finalization
After your scheduled appointment, you will receive an email from the DOH. You must open and follow the instructions on this email. If you owe the state any fees for your card this will be when they are processed and where any fee waivers are confirmed. The DOH will then print and mail your card. Please allow 2 weeks for it to arrive via USPS. Upon arrival you may visit any dispensary in the state of Pennsylvania to purchase product.
* If this is your first time purchasing medical marijuana, we recommend that you make an appointment with a pharmacist at your local dispensary for assistance selecting the correct product for your needs.
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