AdvaCare Clinics provides certification for patients looking to use medical cannabis as treatment for their conditions under the Minnesota Medical Cannabis Program. We perform evaluations, determine eligibility, register the patient into the Minnesota Board of Medical Cannabis Registration System, and provide a signed Medical Cannabis Certificate. The patient is then directed to the nearest Medical Cannabis Dispensary.
The Minnesota Medical Cannabis Certification is a service that is not covered under traditional medical insurance and therefore is a cash only option.
This program is limited to patients who are already a resident of the state of Minnesota with current photo documentation verifying Minnesota residency and who qualify with the following conditions:
Patients can enroll starting July 1, 2018 and pick up medication August 1, 2018 for Autism and Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
We have developed a smooth process. You do your part, then we can do ours.
The Minnesota Medical Cannabis Certification is a service that is not covered under traditional medical insurance and therefore is a cash only option. There is NO insurance that will cover this. Our current fee for this evaluation is $250.00, payable in advance or on arrival with cash or credit card. We will not schedule your appointment until all of your requested records from other providers as well as our forms are completed and in our hands, ready for review. This can potentially save you a wasted trip to our clinic.
Here are the steps to get certified by one or our registered Advacare providers:
At this time, you can schedule an appointment. We take checks (once cleared), cash or credit cards to hold your visit date and time.
There is a non-refundable fee of $250.00 payable to AdvaCare Clinics due at your scheduled appointment. Veterans: There is a $50 discount for any US Military Veteran for in-office visits, valid only at our Bloomington location. This does not apply to satellite clinic visits. Please note: if you schedule and pre-pay but cannot make the appointment, we will allow you to reschedule with no penalty. However, if you are not pre-paid and cannot make the visit, the fee for the rescheduled visit will be $300.00
You must have access to a camera or a camera-equipped mobile phone to capture/scan images of your IDs on the registry website.
You, your parent, legal guardian or caregiver must visit the cannabis patient center, where a pharmacist will review your account, and recommend specific dosage and type. Payment will be made at that time, to the cannabis patient center.
Before returning for more medical cannabis you must login to the registry and fill out the patient self-evaluation form. This must be done each time you need more medical cannabis.
We believe ALL OF YOU should have access to effective treatment options! While there are approximately 1200 doctors in Minnesota authorized to certify a patient’s qualifying condition so they can join the Medical Cannabis Registry, the overwhelming majority of them remain silent or are “invisible” because clinics fear they could lose managed care payments from federal streams of payment and pressure from prescription programs, as well as the fact it is hard to get clinics and doctors to adopt to a new way of approaching or thinking. “Fear of breaking the status quo”. But NOT the dedicated providers at Advacare Clinics. We support freedom of choice!
The Minnesota Medical Cannabis Certification is a service that is not covered under any medical insurance and therefore is a cash only option. There is NO insurance that will cover this.
We will soon be accessible for ALL those who are in need and meet the conditions list criteria throughout the state, not just at our Bloomington office.
We have established a simple and smooth process to build and review your health case file and get you established as an eligible patient for the use of medical cannabis in Minnesota. You do your part, and then we can do ours.
At this time, you can schedule an appointment by paying the $250.00 visit fee. We take checks (once cleared), cash or credit cards to hold your visit date and time. We will allow you the option to make a $150.00 down payment and then pay the balance (in cash), as we will not have the ability for CC or check payment at the location at your visit; however this increases the cost of the visit to $300.
The additional $150.00 would be due at the time of the appointment and you will not be seen if you come to the appointment without it. We really do not want to be handling money at these appointments; we’d rather focus on each scheduled patient. If you fail to come to the appointment, there are no refunds or rescheduling without another prepayment of the $150. In other words, if you paid the initial $250 and were to miss your appointment, you will be required to pay an additional $150 to reschedule.
MEDICATION (MEDICAL CANNABIS) IS NOT DISPENSED AT THIS TIME, THIS IS ONLY PART 1 OF OUR 2-PART PROCESS.
Part 2 is your registration with the State of Minnesota. Please visit this link for details and information on how to register. Please pay close attention to the steps outlined on this page.
Our years of experience in working with people who live with chronic pain has lead us to this decision to provide statewide options for medical cannabis certification. We look forward to helping you.
Dennis Lenselink, Clinic Administrator Advacare Clinics