Medical Marijuana Specialist

Philadelphia Women's Health & Wellness -  - Gynecology

Philadelphia Women's Health & Wellness

Gynecology & Aesthetic Medicine Practice located in Philadelphia, PA

Medical marijuana can give patients relief from symptoms of severe, chronic conditions even when other treatments do not work. If you think you might benefit from using medical marijuana, Philadelphia Women’s Health & Wellness in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is an approved prescriber. Their experienced physicians can assess your suitability for a medical marijuana prescription and help you with the registration process. To find out more call Philadelphia Women’s Health & Wellness today or schedule an appointment online.

Medical Marijuana Q & A

What is medical marijuana?

Marijuana is a product made from the cannabis plant.  Research shows it can have a beneficial effect for people living with a range of medical disorders.  Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program restricts use to people with specific qualifying conditions.

What are some of the qualifying conditions for which Philadelphia Women’s Health & Wellness will prescribe medical marijuana?

The conditions are: 

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Severe, chronic pain

A detailed list of qualifying conditions is available from the PA Department of Health’s Medical Marijuana Program.

Pricing:  Initial consult $200,  Renewal $125

Should I consider a medical marijuana prescription?

In most cases, medical marijuana prescriptions are an option when other treatments fail to improve your symptoms.

Your provider at Philadelphia Women’s Health & Wellness can determine whether you’re a good candidate for a medical marijuana prescription after reviewing your medical history and current symptoms.

Like any other medicine, marijuana can cause side effects in some patients. It’s important for you to understand the potential risks and for you and your provider to agree that the benefits to your health make medical marijuana a viable option.

How do I get a prescription for medical marijuana?

To obtain a medical marijuana prescription in Pennsylvania, you need to apply to the state’s Medical Marijuana Registry. This is a simple registration process requiring your name and address with proof of ID.

Next, you need to visit Philadelphia Women’s Health & Wellness so they can certify that you have a qualifying medical condition. The team can access the Medical Marijuana Registry directly to submit their certifications.

You can then go back to the Medical Marijuana Registry to complete your medical marijuana ID card application. There’s a charge for the card, but you may get a fee reduction if you’re eligible for Medicaid or similar medical assistance programs.

When you have your card, you can visit an approved medical marijuana dispensary to get your prescription.

Find out if medical marijuana could help you by calling Philadelphia Women’s Health & Wellness today or booking an appointment online.