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Among KindlyMD's services is assistance in obtaining and renewing a Utah Medical Card. A Med Card gives you access to certain plant-based medicines that would otherwise be out of reach. Plant-based medicine is something we strongly believe in. That being the case, we do not want patients to confuse it with herbal medicine.

Herbal and plant-based medicine share some similarities. However, they are not identical. There are enough differences between the two disciplines to make understanding them worthwhile. And for the record, KindlyMD is not opposed to herbal medicine in principle.

Herbal Medicine Is a Broader Concept

One of the things that herbal and plant-based medicine have in common is the emphasis on treating diseases and medical conditions with a variety of plants and plant parts. In herbal medicine, any part of a given plant is up for grabs. This includes leaves, roots, flowers, seeds, etc.

Herbal medicine takes a much broader approach to treatment. It is recognized by the following characteristics:

When you apply for a Utah Medical Card, you are not asking for permission to practice herbal medicine. As long as people are not using illegal substances, they are free to practice herbal medicine as they see fit. In fact, cultures have been doing so for millennia. You could make the argument that herbal medicine is the oldest form of medicine known to man.

Plant-Based Medicine Is More Defined

Where herbal medicine is a much broader concept, plant-based medicine is more defined. It does not have to be scientifically based but almost always is. Plant-based medicine combines the potential plants have as medicines with the scientific approach of isolating plant parts and compounds to treat specific illnesses.

Plant-based medicine has some unique characteristics as well:

When you apply for a Utah Medical Card, you are seeking the legal right to use certain plant-based medicines that are otherwise unavailable. You might prefer actual plant material. On the other hand, you might prefer medicines derived from the plants.

Regardless, a Medical Card gives you access to medicines that are gradually proving themselves to be effective. As scientific research continues, the data in support of such medicines is growing.

The Decision Is Ultimately Yours

Our mindset at KindlyMD is that patients should be in control. That includes you. Whether you are interested in learning more about plant-based medicine or are content with traditional Western medicine, you should have the right to make all your healthcare decisions. We are here to help you with advice, answers to your questions, and a range of services designed to guide you along your healthcare journey.

It could be that plant-based medicine is just what you have been looking for. Maybe you have been thinking about getting a Medical Card so that you can treat chronic pain, PTSD, or another condition with plant-based medicines. Or perhaps what you're really looking for is assistance with medication management.
We are here to help in whatever way we can. Just know that when we speak of plant-based medicine, we are not referring to the broader discipline known as herbal medicine. We are referring to the medicines made available through the Utah Medical Card.

Are There Alternative Therapies for Managing PTSD

It has been estimated that upwards of 6% of the U.S. population will experience PTSD at least once in their lives. Interestingly, PTSD does not have to be a permanent condition. For most people, it is not. They eventually recover and get back to life as normal. But for those for whom PTSD is a permanent thing, management is critical.

One of the questions we get asked a lot, at least in terms of obtaining a Utah Med Card, is whether there are alternative therapies for managing PTSD. In a word, yes. The Utah Med Card represents just one of them. Every case of PTSD doesn't have to be treated with either a prescription or cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). It is not that either of those options is bad or inappropriate. Rather, it is simply that there are other options available.

The Basics of PTSD

Known formally as post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD is a mental health condition triggered by some sort of event traumatic enough to have a lasting impact on mental health. It is most often associated with active military service. In that regard, the condition existed long before we began calling it PTSD.

Soldiers returning from WWI and WWII were said to be suffering from battle fatigue if they exhibited PTSD symptoms. But even as far back as the mid-19th century, the condition was observed among soldiers. Perhaps that's why we associate PTSD with military service.

Nonetheless, PTSD can be triggered by all sorts of traumatic events, including:

It is also worth noting that an individual does not have to experience the traumatic event firsthand. Just watching it unfold can be enough to trigger PTSD. If PTSD is severe enough, it can completely disrupt a person's life. It can even damage relationships.

Treating PTSD

Unfortunately, not all our attempts to treat PTSD have worked. Over the last hundred years or so, we have tried a combination of prescription medications and psychotherapy. Some combinations have worked quite well while others have not. In addition, it is no secret that people react differently to their treatments.

One of the alternative treatments that seems to be gaining traction is plant-based medicines made available through Med Cards. Here in Utah, PTSD is a qualifying condition for our Med Card program, and it’s the second most common condition for which patients receive Med Cards. Obtaining a card gives a PTSD patient access to medicines that are not available in any other way.

Will plant-based medicines do the trick all by themselves? There is no way to know for sure. Again, each PTSD patient responds to treatment differently. But if plant-based medicines are not enough, they can be combined with a variety of additional treatments. Here at Kindly MD, those treatments include mental health services provided by trained therapists.

Getting Better Is the Goal

Our philosophy is one of keeping an open mind regarding alternative treatments. We believe alternative treatments deserve more attention for one particularly important reason: getting better is the goal. Whether you are dealing with PTSD, chronic pain, cancer, or any other condition, you seek out healthcare services because you want to get better. We offer them because we want the same thing for you.
Maintaining a closed-minded approach to medicine does not help anyone. It certainly doesn't help a patient who has tried every conventional treatment without success. Fortunately, there are alternative treatments for most conditions. It is a matter of finding available treatments and then talking them over with a healthcare provider. We encourage doing just that if you have been diagnosed with PTSD.

Obtaining a medical card in Utah is a vital step for individuals seeking access to medical canna-medicine for various health conditions. Medical canna-therapy, when prescribed by a qualified medical professional, can provide relief for a range of ailments, from chronic pain to PTSD. However, for many, the process of acquiring a Utah medical card can be scary and expensive! Don't worry, in this quick guide, we will walk you through the steps on how to get the best deal on a medical card in Utah, ensuring you receive the care you need without breaking the bank.

The Fastest and Simplest Way

Call 801-851-5554 and ask what the best deal on a Utah Medical Card is right now.

Utah Medical Card Deals

The best deals happen twice a year - 4/20 and Black Friday. However, there are other deals happening all throughout the year. At KindlyMD, we try to have an active promotion happening all the time, but the best deals happen on 4/20 and Black Friday.

Get it Covered by Insurance


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If you are covered by one of these two insurances and you have a qualifying medical condition you may be eligible for coverage. Utah's medical marijuana program has an approved list of conditions that can be treated with medical cannabis. These conditions include, but are not limited to, chronic pain, epilepsy, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, and Crohn's disease. Pain is the most common qualifying medical condition.

Use your HSA

Many may not be aware that a medical cannabis card, prescribed for certain health conditions, qualifies as a legitimate medical expense eligible for HSA funds. By leveraging this approach, individuals can utilize pre-tax dollars to cover the costs associated with obtaining and renewing their medical cannabis card. This not only provides a financial advantage but also promotes responsible healthcare planning. It's essential to check with local regulations and HSA providers for specific guidelines, but strategically using HSA funds for a medical cannabis card can be a savvy and legal way to manage healthcare expenses effectively.

Where to Get the Best Deal? We'll make it easy and guide you to a convenient location.

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How Much Is the state fee for a Medical Card in Utah?

As of the last available information in 2023, the application fee for a medical card was $15. This fee is non-refundable and covers the cost of processing your application.

When Will I Get My Card?

Immediately. While you are still in the KindlyMD office we will process your application. Upon approval from the state, you will walk out of the office with an active digital Utah Medical Card. You will also receive your physical Utah medical card in the mail. The card is typically valid for one year, and you can apply for a renewal as long as your qualifying condition still requires medical cannabis treatment.

Dispensary Coupons

Ask KindlyMD about dispensary coupons! Our partner dispensaries often offer major discounts for new Medical Card holders. With your Utah medical card in hand, you are now ready to visit a licensed dispensary to purchase medical cannabis. Utah has a limited number of licensed dispensaries, so it's crucial to research and find the one that best suits your needs and offers competitive prices. Having your medical card will allow you to purchase medical cannabis at a discounted rate compared to recreational users, providing you with the best deal on your medication.

What do I do if my Medical Card is not approved? Can I buy cannabis without a Medical Card?

If you are not approved or simply do not have the budget to purchase a Utah Medical Card we have great option for you. Visit The KindlyMD Store sells 100% federally legal medical grade cannabis gummies. These gummies are top of the line quality and are designed specifically for medical support. Each product contains specific cannabinoids for specific health concerns. Stop in our physical location at 5097 S 900 E Suite 100, Murray UT 84117 to browse our products or call 801-851-5554 for assistance.


Obtaining a Utah medical card is a multi-step process yet simple through the KindlyMD process. If you're dealing with a qualifying medical condition and believe that medical cannabis could offer relief, don't hesitate to start the process of obtaining your Utah medical card. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can ensure that you receive the best deal on your medical card and, more importantly, access the care you need to improve your quality of life. Call 801-851-5554 and ask about the current promotion.

Dear valued community,

We have some thrilling news to share with you all regarding a significant leap in the world of Medical Cannabis in Utah. This change is set to transform the way many patients access Medical Cannabis and allows for more savings to patients seeking alternative care. Patients who see specific providers at KindlyMD are now given the opportunity to receive 1-year Medical Cannabis Card certifications for only $25. This will help those in our community customize their treatment plan to suit their specific requirements, incorporating mental health services, traditional medications, and alternative medicine as needed. This offer is available now in our SLC/Murray location, with plans to expand to our other clinics very soon.

Why the Excitement?

The dawn of a new era — one where you no longer need to empty your wallet for quality care or the renewal of your Medical Card — is upon us! This is thanks to a groundbreaking approach that KindlyMD has implemented, integrating complete, whole-person healthcare visits with a Medical Cannabis recommendation.

For the past three years, many in our community have felt the burden of out-of-pocket payments for visits to obtain Medical Cannabis access in Utah. Luckily, that narrative has changed. Patients can now establish care under their insurance plan for pain, primary care, anxiety, depression, weight loss, therapy, prescription management, and alternative medicine, to name a few.

Select Insurance Plans Accepted at KindlyMD:
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Once seen, established patients are then eligible to receive a Medical Cannabis certification (if qualified for cannabis use under Utah state law) for just $25.

A Look at the KindlyMD Journey

As the founder of KindlyMD, I have always been at the forefront of the fight for affordable and accessible Medical Cannabis care. It's an honor to say that my vision and relentless efforts thus far have ensured that patients in Utah not only get higher quality care at lower costs, but also enjoy continuity in their treatment. With recent legislative changes, credentialed KindlyMD providers can treat an unlimited number of patients, unhindered by patient caps previously limiting them from doing so. This means consistent, quality care without breaking the bank.

Self-Pay (cash) Visits vs. the KindlyMD Insurance Copay Model

*QMP costs vary for Medical Cannabis evaluations. QMPs may offer or require more frequent renewals at various rates. Please review the cost comparison chart on the Utah Department of Health and Human Services website.
**Annual fee for patients that require Medical Cannabis certification or recertification. This is not due each visit.

The world of Medical Cannabis has been shrouded in misconceptions, with many hesitant to share their use of cannabis with primary care or other providers. Our dual mission with and KindlyMD remains clear: de-stigmatize alternative medicine for seamless integration in traditional healthcare. This integration is about more than just access; it's about establishing a gold standard of complete care for all patients across our great nation.

Why Choose KindlyMD?

The most evident advantage to establishing care with KindlyMD is reduced cost. But, KindlyMD is so much more than that. We dedicate our efforts to the elevation of patient care standards, integrating alternative treatment, prescription medicine, and behavioral health services into comprehensive care plans. KindlyMD commits to patient care, affordable access, and the destruction of barriers to quality healthcare for patients.

The Utah Medical Cannabis space is undergoing a significant upgrade, and this is just the beginning. We at KindlyMD are excited for what the future holds. To all members of our community, this is your chance to experience top-shelf care without top-shelf costs. Embrace the change and let KindlyMD guide the way. Schedule today.

Stay informed, stay healthy, and we'll see you soon!
Tim Pickett, MPAS-C, Founder & CEO

What if we told you there could be a way to manage your chronic pain by reducing your consumption of prescription pain medications? Your first thought might be that our team is crazy. If that's the case, we get it. But give us the opportunity to explain how reducing prescription pain meds can be a path toward better pain management.

Managing Pain by Reducing Prescription Pain Meds? Absolutely!

The KindlyMD approach to pain management has been described on more than one occasion as being non-traditional. That is not a bad thing. In fact, we consider such assessments a complement. Why? Because we want to be different. We designed our approach to pain management to be non-traditional. A big part of it is helping patients work toward reducing their dependence on prescription pain meds.

Cold Turkey Does Not Work

We developed our approach to pain medicine based on the understanding that certain types of prescription pain meds are not a long-term solution. At some point, patients need to stop taking them. The problem is that stopping cold turkey just does not work. Many patients trying to cut down on prescription pain meds still need some other means of pain relief.

Our clinicians can continue prescribing pain medications as needed. However, we also seek to educate patients about other options. Those options include the Utah Medical Card and access to the plant-based medicines it affords.

The idea behind educating patients about the Med Card is to offer an avenue for gradually reducing their reliance on prescription pain meds. It is entirely possible to begin a plant-based medicine regimen that allows patients to consider not taking their prescription pain meds as often. We have also seen cases in which patients stop their prescription meds altogether.

We cannot make any such guarantees for any patient in particular. All we can do is present the possibilities and educate along the way. Ultimately, each patient responds to plant-based medicines differently. We understand that. We are okay with that.

When Plant-Based Medicines Work

We have seen plant-based medicines work for a lot of chronic pain patients. And when that happens, amazing things tend to follow. Patients really do experience better pain management while simultaneously reducing their dependence on prescription meds. It is really amazing thing to see.

What we do seems foreign to so many people because we have been locked into traditional pharmacologically based medicine for such a long time. Our Western healthcare system is based entirely on the pharmacological approach. But understand that Western medicine is comparatively new.

Ancient cultures relied on plant-based medicines long before modern pharmacology ever existed. Plant-based medicines have a long and rich history behind them. That history is something we leverage on behalf of our patients. We are happy to do so because we know that plant-based medicines work.

It Starts with a Consultation

We do not want you to finish this post and assume that we have guaranteed you pain relief with plant-based medicines. We cannot make any guarantees of that nature. All we can say is that plant-based medicines are worth looking into. You can do that by scheduling your first consultation at any one of our clinics.

There is a very real possibility that plant-based medicines could offer you better pain management even while you reduce your consumption of prescription pain meds. But before we make that decision, let us start with a consultation.

The KindlyMD team is here to work with you to help you feel better. Just know that you are ultimately in control of your healthcare and any decisions you make. We are here to work with you as a partner in better pain management.

We get a lot of great questions about plant-based medicines and prescription pain medications. No doubt the KindlyMD team is always happy to answer those questions. One we get frequently is whether it is okay to use both plant-based meds and prescription pain meds at the same time. In a word, yes.

Combining Plant-Based Meds and Pain Meds: It's Really Okay!

KindlyMD fully supports the idea of obtaining a Utah Medical Card for the purposes of using plant-based medicines. But that does not mean we shun traditional pain medications. Here's how we see it: we're open to any treatment that offers the pain relief our patients are looking for without endangering their physical or mental well-being.

The Idea Is to Work with You

Our approach to pain management may be a little bit different from what you have previously experienced. We are not big fans of clinicians directing patients while expecting those patients to do what they are told without any participation in the process. That is not how we do things. We want to work with you rather than dictate to you.

Truth be told, this is one of the reasons we help patients obtain their Med Cards. Getting a Med Card opens a door to entirely new possibilities rooted in plant-based medicine. But plant-based medicines are different. They are not prescribed with the same rigid requirements that come with prescription pain meds. Therefore, we work with patients to:

We firmly believe that patients should ultimately be in control of their own healthcare. With that in mind, we see ourselves as a partner in the effort to help patients feel better. We work as a partner rather than the 'one in charge'.

Your Results Will Vary

Getting back to the main topic of this post, it is important to note that your results with plant-based medicines will vary. Your experience will not be identical to anyone else's experience. Your experience will be yours alone.

You might find that you can completely stop using prescription pain medications once we figure out the best way for you to use plant-based alternatives. Patients experienced that sort of thing all the time. If that's what happens for you, great!

On the other hand, you might also discover that plant-based medications only help to a certain degree. You still need to take your prescription pain medications to get complete relief. That is fine too. Whatever works for you works for us.

Reducing Pain Meds Is a Worthwhile Goal

Even if you find that you cannot completely eliminate prescription pain medications from your treatment plan, perhaps you can reduce your dosage or frequency. That is still a worthwhile goal. And once again, that's the experience for many of the patients we treat. It might ultimately be yours as well.

The thing to remember is that you are your own person. How you respond to both prescription pain meds and plant-based medicines will depend on your physical health, mental health, and even the physiological characteristics that make you unique. What makes you who you are is good. Our approach is to work with whatever you bring to the table.

If you are wondering how to get a Utah Medical Card, KindlyMD can help. If you already have your card, we can come alongside and assist you with medication management, behavioral health, and more. And yes, you can use both plant-based medicines and prescription pain meds at the same time. It is really okay!

There Are Downsides to Prescription Medication Treatments

Treatments rooted primarily in prescription medications have their place in modern medicine. It is common knowledge that some conditions cannot be treated in any other way. But it is also common knowledge that there are downsides to treating with prescription medications. That's why KindlyMD advocates alternatives when they are appropriate.

We operate mainly as a pain management clinic. As such, a lot of our patients are chronic pain patients looking for some sort of relief. Many are using prescription narcotics when they come to us. Some are also using sleeping pills and antidepressants to treat other conditions related to their pain.

Our main concern is that prescription medications have unintended side effects. That is the downside. Unfortunately, side effects have the potential to be worse than the problem they treat. This is yet another reason we prefer to educate patients about alternatives. That is why we promote Medical Cards and plant-based medicine.

Addiction Is a Big One

Narcotic pain medications and sleeping pills could very well be the most commonly prescribed medications our patients are using when they come to us for the first time. Both types of medications have side effects patients need to pay attention to. Addiction is a big one.

Narcotic pain medications are very good at relieving pain. But they are also known to be addictive. That is a big problem for someone who just wants relief from chronic pain.

Sleeping pills can be addictive as well. If taken for a long enough period of time, they can even prevent a person from sleeping at all in the absence of medication. A simpler way to say it is that taking sleeping pills long enough could lead to not being able sleep any other way. This is obviously not healthy.

The News Is Not All Bad

It is clear that treating pain, sleeping problems, and depression with prescription medications has its downsides. But we don't want to leave you with a bad taste in your mouth. Know that the news is not all bad. So what's the good part?

Prescription med treatments are rarely the only choice when dealing with things like chronic pain and insomnia. They are not the only option for treating depression. Here at KindlyMD, we specialize in those other options. We help patients explore ways to treat their conditions without using so many prescription meds. Our ultimate goal is to help each one feel better.

Among the many options for chronic pain is obtaining a Utah Medical Card. Cardholders have access to plant-based medicines that are otherwise off-limits. Here is what you need to know about such medicines: they aren't new or experimental. Ancient cultures used them long before there were narcotic pain medications.

They Are Worth Looking Into

There is no way for us to say for sure that plant-based medicines will work for you without first conducting a medical evaluation and consulting with you about your condition. But we can tell you that plant-based medicines are worth looking into. It is worth taking the time and effort to learn more, especially when you consider the possibility of reducing your need for prescription meds.

KindlyMD is not dead set against prescription medications. We fully support any treatment that offers patients the relief they seek. The only point we are making here is that prescription medication treatments have their downsides. Not only that, but they are also not the only game in town.

If you would like to learn more about your alternatives, come pay us a visit at KindlyMD. We look forward to being your partner as you seek better ways to improve your health.

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