Covid-19 Updates

Medical Cannabis Patient Registry Program

On August 12, 2019, changes to the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program became effective. The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program Act is a permanent program and the “pilot” designation has been removed. The Medical Cannabis Patient Registry Program allows persons who are diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition to register with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) in order to obtain access to cannabis (marijuana) for medical use. Currently 28 states and Washington, DC have legalized the medical use of cannabis.

What will I need for an appointment?

At your appointment application assistants will help you complete all parts of the application.

  • Physician Written Certification Form- your doctor must complete this form within 90 days of your application appointment
  • State Application Fee- select a one, two, or three-year fee (pay online during appointment)
  • Photograph- 2×2 inch passport-sized photo (can be taken at appointment)
  • Proof of Age & Identity- valid, unexpired drivers license or government issued photo ID
  • Additional Proof of Residency

*Patient can designate a caregiver to assist with the use and purchase of medical cannabis. Caregiver will need to complete an application along with the patient.

For more information on the Medical Cannabis Patient Registry Program visit

For free application assistance contact us:

Phone: 815-748-2489

Fax: 815-748-2491


Important Update/Actualización Importante

Please be patient with us, we are experiencing extremely high call volume at this time. To reach a specific program, please call the program’s direct phone line for assistance. For a listing of program phone numbers, click here. Your call will be returned within 24 business hours.

If you are calling about the COVID-19 vaccine, you need to sign-up for our notification system in order to be notified when you are eligible. Please click here to sign-up. If you have specific questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, please email

Note: All services are currently by appointment only.


Tenga paciencia con nosotros, estamos experimentando un volumen de llamadas extremadamente alto en este momento. Para comunicarse con un programa específico, llame a la línea telefónica directa del programa para obtener ayuda. Para obtener una lista de los números de teléfono del programa, haga clic aquí. Su llamada será devuelta dentro de 24 horas en horario de oficina. Si llama por la vacuna COVID-19, debe registrarse en nuestro sistema de notificación para que se le notifique cuando sea elegible. Por favor, haga clic aquí para inscribirse. Si tiene preguntas específicas sobre la vacuna COVID-19, envíe un correo electrónico a

Nota: Todos los servicios son actualmente solo con cita previa.