Medical cannabis, or medical marijuana, describes cannabis and cannabinoids that are prescribed by physicians for their patients. When taken for medical purposes, these plants can offer benefits to patients who qualify for the use of this medical care method. However, medical marijuana is not available. To receive it, individuals must a) register for use of it with their state, and b) receive medical certifications that demonstrate their need for this type of treatment.
This is where we can help. Dr. Prisk of Prisk Orthopaedics and Wellness is registered to certify patients for medical marijuana use in the state of Pennsylvania. Note that, prior to receiving our care services, you will need to apply for and receive a state-issued medical marijuana card, through the state-run Medical Marijuana Registry. (The card costs $50.) Following this application, however, people are able to meet with our staff for an evaluation and certification. And should the registration and exam confirm that you are eligible for a medical marijuana ID card, you will be able to enter a dispensary and purchase medical marijuana.
If you are interested in discussing these services in-depth, or you have questions about your next steps, please give us a call at (412) 525-7692 or submit an online appointment request form.
In order to participate in the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program, a physician must register with the Department of Health Physician RegistryOpens In A New Window. Our medical license must be validated via the Department Of State. We must complete the required 4-hour training provided by a Department of Health. And we must undergo a final review and approval by the Department of Health in order to become a Practitioner who can issue patient certifications.
Before being certified, you will need to apply to receive Medical Marijuana, as well as demonstrate that you have a qualifying condition for this service.
Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program provides access to medical marijuana for patients with specific medical conditions. Registration is open to adult patients, as well as caregivers for adults or children, who qualify for medical marijuana.
In order to register and be evaluated, please follow the instructions here to register prior to your visit:
Only patients suffering from one of the following medical conditions may currently participate in Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program, following medical exams and state certifications to use medical marijuana:
Insurance payments will not be accepted for this service. The cost for service is $200 for a new patient initial certification evaluation. This fee will need to be paid at check-in by cash.
Follow up visits and existing patients will be charged $125.
(Paying for a certification visit is not a guarantee that you will be certified for medical marijuana. Please review the diagnoses allowed and read the information provided at the PA Department of Health website.)
If you have any questions, please contact us at (412) 525-7692 or submit an online appointment request form.