#1 Confirm Qualification
Your journey to enrollment goes a lot smoother the more proactive you are. Check with the Department of Health to ensure you have a qualifying condition for medical marijuana
#2 Get a Patient ID
Patient ID's are issued only by the Department of Health. You must complete their enrollment form (free) and get your unique Patient ID before beginning your journey with us.
#3 Collect Your Info
Our application requires state or federal proof of identification and our physicians require proof of medical history in order to confirm a patient into the program. No exceptions.
How it really works.
Once a patient has confirmed their qualifying condition, obtained a Patient ID (from the DOH), and organized their proof of identification and medical history (records), they may apply for an appointment with one of our certifying physicians.
Following submission of application for certification via our site, customers immediately receive (via email) an invitation to book their appointment with the doctor. Appointments are first-come-first-served and require payment in full at the time of booking in order to hold the slot. New Patient Certifications are $185 and renewals are $85.
Browse our most frequently asked questions below.
How do I know if I qualify for entry into the medical marijuana patient program?
Every market is different. The best route of discovery is to explore the Department of Health website for your home state.
What are the qualifying conditions for entry into the MMJ program in Pennsylvania?
Pennsylvania permits medical marijuana or medical cannabis use upon diagnosis or confirmation of a number of physical and psychological ailments, including anxiety.
You can find the full list here.
What is a Patient ID and why do I need it?
In Pennsylvania, the Department of Health uses Patient IDs to identify a patient—pending and approved. This unique number follows you from approving physician to official registration to dispensary and beyond. These records are not public. You'll want to hold onto it.
How do I obtain a Patient ID and what is required in the process?
In Pennsylvania, the Department of Health has a very simple form that collects the personal information required to enter you into the system for approval. The Patient ID is sent to you via email immediately after submission.
The information they collect is surface level in terms of name, contact, and physical location. The entire process can be completed in under 2-3 minutes.
What do I need in order to be certified into the medical marijuana program?
First, register for a Patient ID with the Department of Health
Collect your proof of identification and medical history (we'll need this!)
Next complete our application and wait for the confirmation email with an invitation to book your appointment
Book your appointment, via the confirmation email. (Payment is required here.)
Meet with the doctor on your scheduled appointment date.
Complete the final payment of issuance ($50) to the department of health.
Receive your card! (Cards typically arrive within 3-4 weeks, from the DOH.)
How much does certification cost?
JSBCertifications.com charges $189 for new certifications into the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Patient Program and $99 for annual renewals, maintaining access to the program.
How long does the process take?
Assuming all of your ducks are in a row, our application takes approximately 3-5 minutes to complete. Appointments are approximately 15-20mins in length and the follow-up tasks (final payment to the Department of Health) takes approximately 3-5mins thereafter. It takes about three weeks for the DOH to send you the official card, after that. (Four to six weeks, total.)
What if I do not have medical records?
No worries, depending on the circumstances and/or qualifying condition, we have a number of partnerships in-place to support the diagnosis and retention of records. Check out our Resources page, here.
What qualifies as a medical record?
JSBCertifications.com accepts Primary Care Physician (PCP) Visit Summaries, PCP-Issued Letter of Diagnosis, and Mental / Behavioral Health Evaluations as record of diagnosis. If you're not sure whether your item or record qualifies, please get in touch.
What qualifies as a medical record?
JSBCertifications.com accepts Primary Care Physician (PCP) Visit Summaries, PCP-Issued Letter of Diagnosis, Active Prescriptions (Bottles + Labels Fulfilled within 90 Days), and Mental / Behavioral Health Evaluations as record of diagnosis. If you're not sure whether your item or record qualifies, please get in touch.
How can I contact the team?
You can direct all inquiries via email to hello [at] jsbcertifications [dot] com or engage our team via the live chat, here on the site, during normal business hours (10a-6p ET, Monday thru Friday).