Getting Your Red Card

Our staff members are here to guide you every step of the way

From pre-application through your first purchase and beyond, Trinity will ensure you're not only in compliance, but that you are also the number one priority each and every visit. We're committed to providing the highest quality care possible in a professional, safe, and educated environment. Below is a quick guide to becoming a Medical Cannabis Patient in the State of Illinois.

1Can I  participate in the program?

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Remain a resident of the state of Illinois
  • Have a qualifying medical condition or symptom
  • Have a doctor's recommendation
  • Complete the fingerprint-based background check
    *No convictions of any excluded offense
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Remain a resident of the state of Illinois
  • Be the custodial parent or legal guardian of the patient
  • Complete the fingerprint-based background check
    *No convictions of any excluded offense

2Does my condition or symptom qualify?

Approved Conditions & Symptoms
  • AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)
  • Alzheimer's Disease (Agitated)
  • ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)
  • Arnold-Chiari (Malformation and Syringomelia)
  • Cachexia/Wasting Syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Causalgia
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Crohn's Disease
  • CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type II)
  • Dystonia
  • Fibromyalgia (Severe)
  • Fibrous Dysplasia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Lupus
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myoclonus
  • Nail-Patella Syndrome
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Post-concussion syndrome
  • RSD (Complex Regional Pain Syndromes Type I)
  • Residual Limb Pain
  • RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)
  • Seizures (Including those characteristic of Epilepsy)
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Disease (Including, but not limited to, Arachnoiditis, Tarlov Cysts, Hydromyelia, Syringomyelia)
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • SCA (Spinocerebellar Ataxia)
  • Tarlov Cysts
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury)
Pending Approval
*Patient registration applications will not yet be accepted for any of these conditions or diseases
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Chronic Post-Operative Pain
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Migraines
  • Neuro-Behcet's Autoimmune Disease
  • Neuropathy
    (Peripheral & Diabetic)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • PTSD
    (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome

3Meet with your physician

The previous list of state approved conditions and symptoms may qualify a patient for the use of medical marijuana as a treatment option. This recommendation must be certified by your doctor. The "Physician Written Certification Form" must be filled out and mailed in by your doctor.

*For parents acting as a "Caregiver" for your children, please note that 2 physician recommendations are required.

Download this form
Print and bring to the visit with your physician


4Complete & submit your application

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OR Apply Online


Application Checklist
Fill out the entire application form. The demographic and caregiver designation items are optional. If you get stuck on anything, don't leave it blank. Contact us and we will be happy to help you.
Check the box for District 8 in the medical cannabis dispensing organization section of your application. We would love you to help you at Trinity Compassionate Care Centers!
You will need to attach a copy of 2 forms of proof. A list of acceptable forms of residency proof can be found on your application form. Some common examples are a valid unexpired Illinois driver’s license, your current utility bill, and your most recent pay stub (no more than 60 days past dated).
Attach one clear color photocopy of a U.S. or Illinois government-issued photo ID

Attach a photo that was taken in the past 30 days. Visit a passport photo service, or you can take the photo yourself with these conditions:

  • Taken on a plain white background
  • No one else in the photo
  • Photo color is natural color, no effects
  • Full-face view looking at the camera
  • A minimum of 2X2 inches
  • A resolution of at least 600X600 and not exceed 1200X1200
The step should be completed when you visit your doctor. Remember that your doctor is responsible for completing and mailing this certification form to the state Department of Health's Division of Medical Cannabis.

Veterans receiving care at a VA facility do not need to provide a physician written certification, but must provide copies of the following forms

  • VA Form 10-5345 (U.S Department of Veterans Affairs, Request for and Authorization to Release Medical Records or Health Information)
  • Form DD214 or equivalent certified documentation indicating character and dates of service
Include a copy of your UCIA fingerprint consent form with the receipt from the fingerprinting taken within the last 30 days of submitting your application. The form must be signed and must include the Transaction Control Number (TCN). There are many live scan fingerprint vendors available in Illinois, however,  we currently only know of one in Peoria.

Sipco Products Inc
4301 N Prospect Rd
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
(309) 682-5400

This is a non-refundable $100, or reduced fee of $50 for veterans or patients enrolled in the federal Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) or the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability programs. Veterans must include a copy of your DD214. SSDI/SSI patients must include a copy of your benefit verification letter, dated within the last year. Include your applicable fee by check, money order payable to: Illinois Department of Public Health. *Credit cards are only accepted for online applicants. 

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