How to get a Medical Marijuana card in Illinois

Getting an Illinois medical marijuana card is a process that involves speaking with a doctor and filling out some quick online state paperwork. To become an Illinois medical marijuana patient, you can first talk with one of our doctors (100% online via secure video chat) to see if you qualify and we will help you through the application process.

Qualifying Conditions:

Before you begin the process, it is first important to understand if you have a qualifying condition for a medical marijuana card. Here are the approved conditions that qualify you for the program in Illinois:

  • Chronic Pain
  • Autism
  • Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Arnold-Chiari malformation
  • Cancer
  • Cachexia/wasting syndrome
  • Causalgia
  • Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
  • Crohn’s disease
  • CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome Type II)
  • Dystonia
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
  • Fibrous Dysplasia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hydromyelia
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Lupus
  • Migraines
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myoclonus
  • Nail-patella syndrome
  • Neuro-Bechet’s autoimmune disease
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neuropathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Polycystic kidney disease (PKD)
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Residual limb pain
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Seizures (including those characteristic of Epilepsy)
  • Severe fibromyalgia
  • Sjogren’s syndrome
  • Spinal cord disease (including but not limited to arachnoiditis)
  • Spinal cord injury is 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

Source: Illinois Department of Public Health

Documentation Needed:

When registering with the state after your appointment, you’ll need to provide one of the following (unexpired):

  • Illinois Driver’s License
  • Illinois State ID Card
  • Passport

For proof of residency, you’ll need two of the following items; documents must match the name and address on your application:

  • Pay stub or electronic deposit receipt issued less than 60 days prior to the application, which shows evidence of the applicant’s withholding for State income tax
  • Valid voter registration card with an address in Illinois
  • Valid, unexpired Illinois driver’s license or other State identification card issued by the Illinois Secretary of State
  • Bank Statement, dated less than 60 days prior to application
  • Deed/Title, Mortgage, Rental/Lease agreement
  • Insurance Policy (homeowner’s or renter’s)
  • Medical Claim or Statement of Benefits (from private insurance company or public (government) agency, dated less than 90 days prior to application) or
  • Social Security Disability Insurance Statement or Supplemental Security Income Benefits Statement
  • Tuition invoice/official mail from college or university, dated less than 12 months prior to application
  • Utility bill including, but not limited to, those for electric, water, refuse, telephone land-line, cable or gas, issued less than 60 days prior to application
  • Notarized Homeless status certification (if you are using this form you only need this single document to prove residency)

Who can not apply for a card?

You may not apply for a medical marijuana card in Illinois if you have any of the following:

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

Talk to our doctors to get your Illinois medical marijuana card online

Simply visit to schedule your secure video chat appointment and talk to one of our board-certified doctors to get your medical marijuana recommendation letter. We generally have same-day appointments available, or you can schedule an appointment in the future.

Illinois State Application Fee

What is the price of an Illinois cannabis card evaluation?

The price of your PrestoDoctor appointment to get a certification in Illinois is $199.99. Note that the state charges a separate application fee:

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

How do I schedule an appointment for an Illinois marijuana card evaluation?

To get started with PrestoDoctor – just navigate to and fill out your account information. We’ll guide you through the process, and you can always reach out to us with any questions. Live chat support is standing by to answer any questions or assist you with getting your medical card.