Medical Marijuana Certification
As supporters of alternative and natural medicines, we proudly offer medical marijuana certification services. With a compassionate understanding that not all benefit from prescription medication and are, therefore, looking for a natural remedy to alleviate their symptoms, our staff provides the legal services needed to legally obtain a medical marijuana card. Allowing card holders to obtain, use and possess low-THC or medical cannabis, doctor certification is required in order to qualify for one.
In order to be considered for Florida Marijuana Card qualification, you must:
- Be a permanent resident of Florida.
- Be a patient of the ordering physician for at least 3 months
- Be diagnosed with a qualifying physical medical condition
Qualifying physical medical condition for the Florida Low-THC Cannabis Program
- Physical medical condition that chronically produces symptoms of seizures or severe and persistent muscle spasms.
Qualifying physical medical condition for The Medical Marijuana Program in Florida (Amendment 2)
- Human Immune deficiency Virus (HIV)
- Auto Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
- Crohn’s Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Or other debilitating conditions of the same kind or class as or comparable to those enumerated, and for which a physician believes that the medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the potential health risks for a patient.
The steps necessary in order to receive treatment are the following:
Step 1: Medical Record Collection
The first step in the medical marijuana application process is extensive documentation of your medical condition. Without current and verifiable medical records, our physicians will be unable to certify your condition under Florida Medical Marijuana law. All records should be current within the last 12 months documenting your qualifying condition.
If you already have your medical records, you can fax, mail or bring them to us at your initial visit, whichever is more convenient.
- Fax records to 1-813-371-1259
- Email records to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mail records to: VIP Medical Aesthetics, PLLC 3902 Henderson Blvd, Suite 208#286, Tampa, FL 33629
Step 2: Certification Appointment/Initial visit
At your certification appointment, our physicians will talk with you about your qualification for certification of a medical condition that may qualify you for the Florida Medical Marijuana Program. By law, our physicians must only discuss your qualification for the program. After review and approval, qualified patients will be entered into the Compassionate Use Registry and be assigned a registry number that will be used to apply for the Registry ID Card. In order to be entered into the Compassionate use Registry, patients must present a valid Florida ID, such as a State issued Florida ID or a Florida driver’s license, along with the physician visit fee. Please note that insurance companies do not cover medical marijuana consultations or the state’s medical marijuana application fee.
- Up to a 70 day supply may be ordered at any time by the physician.
- If the patient is to remain active on the Compassionate Use Registry, the patient must have a follow-up appointment every 30 weeks, so the physician may evaluate the patient and determine the proper course of treatment. An updated treatment plan will be submitted to the University of Florida College of Pharmacology. Without receiving the updated treatment plan, the patient cannot remain active in the Compassionate Use Registry.
Our prices: *
- $200 Review Medical records to determine if you qualify for the Florida Medical Marijuana Program and initial Consultation and Examination (Certification Appointment), includes recurring doctor resubmission up to state mandated maximum.
- $175 Established Patient (follow up) Visit every 30 weeks.
* Does not include: Medications, ID Card, State Fees, ..etc.
* Insurance companies do not cover the cost of certification process, consultation or application for Medical marijuana at the current time.