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How to Get a Medical Card in Utah – It's Not Hard at All

May 12, 2023
How to Get a Medical Card in Utah – It's Not Hard at All

Chronic pain patients in Utah have access to plant-based medicine through state-issued Medical Cards. As the largest QMP specialty group in the Beehive State, we help patients obtain their cards. We are ready and waiting to assist you. If you are asking "how to get a medical card in Utah", we want you to know that getting a card is not as hard as you might think. The process is, in fact, pretty straightforward.

Tens of thousands of Utah residents already have their Medical Cards. There are eligibility requirements, including being diagnosed with a legally recognized qualifying condition. Pain clinic patients generally qualify, given that both chronic and acute pain are on the state list. If you suffer from chronic pain that hasn't been made better through traditional treatments, we invite you to consider getting your Medical Card.

Start the Application Online

Rest assured we can walk you through the entire process of obtaining a Medical Card. It starts with an online application. You visit the state website and create an account. It only takes a couple of minutes to submit the initial information. After that, you make an appointment to see a medical provider.

There are two types of medical providers who can help you obtain a Utah Medical Card. KindlyMD employs Qualified Medical Providers (QMPs) at a number of clinics throughout the state. There are also limited medical providers (LMPs) as well. You can choose either type.

You Undergo a Physical Evaluation

The medical provider's job is to perform a standard medical evaluation. They need to understand your medical condition along with your current health. The evaluation is nothing to be concerned about; it involves a typical exam along with a frank discussion. Following the evaluation, your medical provider completes their part of the application to recommend a Medical Card for you.

During the evaluation, feel free to ask questions about plant-based medicine. Your medical provider should be able to answer them. If you choose KindlyMD, know that we sincerely want you to know everything you can about plant-based medicine in support of your decision. The more you know, the better equipped you are to make the best decision for you.

Finish Up the Application

Following your medical evaluation, the final step is to finish up your application. There is just a little bit more information to submit along with the card fee. Provided you are approved, you will receive your state-issued card shortly thereafter. Just know that Medical Cards in Utah are not paper documents; they are digital documents sent to patients via email.

Once you receive your card via email, you’ll want to print a paper copy. You’ll need to show your card and ID (such as a driver’s license) every time you visit a plant-based medicine pharmacy. Some pharmacies may allow you to show them your card on your smartphone, but it’s a good idea to have a paper copy too, just in case.

As Easy As Possible

We are happy to say that Utah has made the process of applying for a Medical Card as easy as possible. And because they have, tens of thousands of patients now have their cards. In addition, patients expecting to experience acute pain can apply for their cards well in advance. That gives doctors and patients alike access to yet another treatment option.

Do you suffer from chronic pain? Are you scheduled for a medical procedure likely to result in severe acute pain for a limited time? If you answered 'yes' to either question, you may be a candidate for a Utah Medical Card. Feel free to contact KindlyMD to make an appointment to see one of our QMPs. We can walk you through the process step-by-step.

By KindlyMD
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