How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Illinois?

It’s easy, private and 100% online – only pay if you're approved.

Register online & provide basic information about yourself. Pay $159 for your consult.


Talk with a Illinois practitioner online via Telehealth.


Receive your medical authorization and visit a legal dispensary in Illinois.

Speak to a practitioner in Illinois to see if cannabis is right for you

  • Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Autism
  • Arnold-Chiari malformation
  • Cachexia/Wasting syndrome
  • Causalgia
  • Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP)
  • Crohn’s disease
  • CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome Type II)
  • Dystonia
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
  • Fibrous dysplasia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hydromyelia
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Lupus
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Myoclonus
  • Nail-patella syndrome
  • Neuro-Behcet’s autoimmune disease
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Post-concussion syndrome
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Residual limb pain
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Seizures (including those characteristics of epilepsy)
  • Severe fibromyalgia
  • Sjogren’s syndrome
  • Spinal cord disease (including but not limited to Arachnoiditis)
  • Spinal cord injury (damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity)
  • Spinocerebellar ataxia
  • Superior canal dehiscence syndrome.
  • Syringomyelia
  • Tarlov cysts
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Ulcerative colitis


For a limited time, it costs $159 to see the practitioner online. And there is a one-time fee from the state of Illinois (see below) to receive your official medical card. We accept all major credit cards.

*Please note that Illinois has a separate application fee:

  • • $100 for a 1-year card
  • • $200 for a 2-year card
  • • $250 for a 3-year card

You receive high quality medical advice from a licensed practitioner, and you save money. The practitioner can offer you advice on how best to use medical cannabis and on its potential benefits. You will also save money by avoiding additional taxes on your medical cannabis purchases – as much as 30% in savings.

A typical consult takes between 15-30 minutes. Please be prepared to have your consult in a private, well-lit space, away from distraction. Your practitioner will also want to discuss any medications you may be on and your prior medical history.

Yes. Our practitioners will guide you in determining if cannabis is right for you. From the privacy of your own home or office, ask all of your cannabis questions and be sure you’re getting sound medical advice.

Once you receive an approval certification for medical cannabis from your HelloMD practitioner, there is a process dictated by Illinois state regulations for granting your physical medical card. Please note that Illinois charges an additional application fee.

Once you are approved by the HelloMD practitioner, you will need to register your certification with Illinois’ online Medical Cannabis Patient Program. You will need proof of residency in addition to proof of identification. Once registered, you will receive your medical card in the mail.

If you are having difficulty applying for the program, the state of Illinois offers free assistance with the application process. Or you can consult with our Customer Service team.

After you register your HelloMD certification, your application needs to be approved by the state. Once approved, you will receive a temporary card number which can be used to purchase medical cannabis. A typical turnaround is about 24 hours. The program recommends calling the desired dispensary ahead of time to make sure your provisional registration card is active before going to the location.

Unfortunately, if you are or have any of the following you may not apply:

  • • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
  • • School Bus Permit
  • • Currently employed as: Law Enforcement, Correctional Officer, Probation Officer, or Firefighter

We have been helping patients understand and make the most of medical cannabis since 2015, throughout the United States and Canada. We have been rated #1 on Trust Pilot, and our Customer Service team is always here to support you through every step of the process.


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