FAQ

You qualify for Medical Card in Arizona if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
  • Hepatitis C
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
  • A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or the treatment for a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition that causes:
    • Cachexia or wasting syndrome;
    • Severe and chronic pain;
    • Severe nausea;
    • Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy;
    • Severe or persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis

 

If qualified here is what you need to bring for your appointment:

The State of Arizona requires you to have seen a physician besides us in the past 12 months.  We need to see your Medical Records from your other physican and they must be within the past 12 months.  You can:

  • Bring your records with you for your appointment if you have them
  • Call your doctor and have them fax them directly to us at (602) 467-3287 Attn. RECORDS
  • Swing by your doctors office and pick them up yourself and bring them with you for your appointment
  • Have us email you a Medical Release form and have us send away for them

 

 

You get your Medical Card within 7 days!

Yes, the Arizona Department of Health is so efficient they are getting these cards out and in your hands within 7 days

 

I’m qualified, I got my card …. How long is this card good for?

The Arizona Department of Health Medical cards are valid for one year.  From 90 days of your expiration date, you will receive and email reminding you your card expires and to make arrangements to get your renewal.  The good thing is you will not lose any days and your new card will expire one day after your old one even if you renew 90 days from expiration.

 

Has the federal government punished practitioners who recommend this form of treatment?

No. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that doctors cannot be punished — or even investigated — solely for recommending this treatment, because doing so is protected free speech (Conant v. Walters). The U.S. Supreme Court let the decision stand.