How to Get a Medical card in New York
You can apply for a New York Medical Card online in a few easy steps. Simply register with us then you can easily book an online consultation with a licensed MJ doctor. Our team here at QuickMedCards is here to help you get your certification today.
If you’re not approved by our doctor, you’ll get your money back, guaranteed.
We strive to offer the lowest price in the state and the fastest service because we believe in putting patients before profit.
Speak with our New York doctor
All of our doctors are licensed in New York State to legally certify patients for a Medical Card. The online consultation only takes 10 minutes.
Once you get approved by our doctor, you will receive your Signed Certification available for instant PDF download.
Get Your New York Medical Card
After you register as a patient with the NY Department of Health, your Medical Card will arrive in the mail within 14 days.
Benefits of QuickMedCards
What You Receive
1 Year MJ Recommendation
24/7 Dispensary Verification
Instant PDF Download
Includes State Paperwork Fee
Our prices include the State Paperwork Fee that other providers usually charge for separately. Other fees that a patient must pay directly to the government must be paid by the patient.
We will donate to charity for every appointment booking.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How does the video call with the doctor happen?
You will video call with our doctor on Doxy.me. Doxy is free, simple, and secure. Therefore, the best way to video call with a healthcare provider.
When it’s time for your appointment, we send you a secure video call link a few minutes beforehand.
During your video call, you and your doctor will discuss how MJ could help treat your condition. It should take about 10-15 minutes.
Please note that your computer or mobile device must have a camera and a stable internet connection during the video call.
To avoid any issues during your appointment, ensure that your device is ready by doing a test call with the link: https://doxy.me/precall-test.
Does my insurance or Medicare cover the cost of MJ?
No. The FDA hasn’t yet approved medical MJ treatment. Therefore, Medicare or insurance does not cover your consultation or MJ medicine.
Can I travel with my MJ to another state?
No. Crossing state lines with medical MJ products is a serious offense.
Can I use medical MJ without smoking?
Yes. There are many options for patients who prefer not to smoke their medicine. For example:
Where can I use MJ in NYS?
Patients should only use MJ within the privacy of their homes. Smoking or otherwise administering MJ in public spaces is not allowed anywhere in New York State.
Where in New York can I buy MJ after I get my medical card?
Once you receive your medical card you can buy MJ products from any dispensary in the State of New York (NYS). Note that some dispensaries may need a prior appointment before your first visit, we recommend calling ahead to make sure.
Is MJ legal in new york city yet?
Yes, New York legalized medical MJ in 2014 for the whole state, including NYC. That being said, there are still strict rules and regulations that have to be followed by patients, caregivers and practitioners.
If you want to learn more about the MJ laws and regulations then you should always go to The New York State MMP for the most accurate information.
Does New York allow Medical Cards?
Yes, MJ is available as a treatment option in New York State, for qualifying patients. To find out if you qualify, make sure you meet all the requirements listed below:
- You must be a valid New York resident with a valid New York State issued ID.
- You must have one of the qualifying conditions
- You need written certification from a healthcare practitioner licensed in the state of New York
- Register with the New York MMP through the Department of Health’s online Patient Registration System
Can I use a Medical Card from another state in New York?
No. New York does not accept out-of-state medical cards.
Do I qualify with chronic pain for a medical card in New York?
Yes, chronic pain is one of the qualifying conditions in New York, in fact, it’s the most common reason patients get a medical card.
However, you should be aware that patients suffering from chronic pain will need to provide additional information when booking a consultation. You will be asked to give a copy of a letter from your physician that states you have unsuccessfully tried other treatment methods which have not worked such as prescription drugs or surgery. Your medical diagnosis must show that you have been suffering from your condition for 3 months or anticipate that it will last more than 3 months from when you were diagnosed.
Can you get a medical card in New York for PTSD?
Yes, in severe cases patients suffering from PTSD have been recommended by our doctors for MJ treatment. If you are a NY PTSD patient, note that your condition must also be accompanied by one or more of the following associated or complicating conditions:
- Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
- Severe or chronic pain
- Severe nausea
- Seizures (or severe or persistent muscle spasms)
- Opioid use disorder
How much does it cost to get certified for a med card in NY?
It costs $139 for the doctor’s consultation and the signed certification is included in the fee.
What happens if the provider rejects me?
In the rare instance that the provider believes that MJ is not suitable for your situation, we will waive your consultation fee and refund your payment.
New York Patient Community
Recommendations from our patients
Sometimes our ailments can get in the way of us living the lives we want to live. New York is home to many of our MJ patients who like to share their experiences. Some of our patients find that with their new treatment, they can enjoy the activities they used to with their family and friends. If you are new to MJ , you might be wondering what are some of the best ways to relax after your new treatment routine? Or perhaps you’re simply looking for fun activities to enjoy alongside the benefits of your new treatment. We have gathered the highlights recommended to us by some of our patients.
Destinations & activities
New York City – Whether you are a local New Yorker or just visiting, there are several popular tourist attractions worth seeing in the city. From the Empire State Building to the Statue of Liberty, Times Square and the Brooklyn Bridge.
NYC also has a great deal of art and culture to offer at places like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, the Museum of Modern Art, or the Natural history museum.
For those of you who prefer to be outdoors, you could check out the High Line or Central Park for weekend activities. Here you can picnic in the park, row a boat in the lake or hike through the Ramble.
Upstate New York
Albany – It is worth a visit to the capital city of New York state itself. You can tour the State Capitol building or see the New York State Museum. Or perhaps you prefer to spend the afternoon at the picturesque Lake George Village.
Hiking – you can immerse yourself in nature and trail through the Catskills. The practice of forest bathing, sometimes referred to as Nature therapy, is the simple method of surrounding yourself with nature. This method is a rejuvenating exercise that can help reduce stress and increase overall wellbeing.