Becoming a Patient
Our physicians require that each patient have current medical records that document the existence of one of the conditions for which medical marijuana is authorized under their state law. You must either obtain your medical records yourself (which may involve a fee) and bring them in to us, or you may authorize that your medical records be faxed or mailed to one of our offices.
Since our doctors are consulting with patients solely about their qualification for medicinal cannabis, and can not act as a patient's primary physician, we require that all of our patients have at least one other current physician.
Three Key Steps to Setting an Appointment:
Step 1: If you are a NEW PATIENT, in order to schedule an appointment you must first have:
A) CHART NOTES (The notes your doctor keeps in your medical file.) The records need to be current within the past three years and must pertain to your qualifying condition. We only need chart notes from 2-3 recent visits on your condition. These can be UP TO three years old. For example, if you saw the doctor in September of 2006, those records could be used until September of 2009. Please do not send older documents unless requested.
B) CHART NOTES must be from an MD (medical doctor) or a DO (doctor of osteopathy). Oregon patients may be able to use records from a NP (nurse practitioner). In other states, our doctors cannot use records from a NP or PA.
C) Any recent MRI or x-ray REPORTS (not required, but desirable if applicable). Please don't send the film, just the report.
Step 2: You can have your doctor's office fax or mail your medical records to us directly, or send them in yourself. In either case, we need the documents and YOUR telephone number. Note: Please BE SURE to clarify with the doctor's office that you only need 2-3 visits of chart notes pertaining to your qualifying condition, NOT your entire medical record. We love trees and don't want to kill any more than necessary. Also ask your doctor's office to include your phone # with the fax.
Please fax medical records to: your clinic or deliver/mail them to your local THCF clinic.
Step 3: Wait for several days for us to review your records and contact you. If you don't hear from us after that time, contact us by phone:
Call Us Toll-Free - 1.800.723.0188
Portland, Oregon - 503.281.5100 - (Clinics also in: Bend, Brookings, Eugene, Medford, Grants Pass and Umatilla)
Seattle/Bellevue, Washington - 425.869.6186 - (Clinics also in: Kennewick, Spokane and Vancouver)
Honolulu, Hawaii - 800.823.0188 - (Clinics also in: Hilo and Kapaa)
Denver, Colorado - 303.403.9996 - (Clinics also in: Durango and Glenwood Springs)
Missoula, Montana - 406.728.2858 - (Clinics also in: Billings and Helena)
Riverside, California - 951.782.9898
Las Vegas, Nevada - 800.723.0188
Detroit/Southfield, Michigan -248.353.2337