PTSD is a qualifying condition for the Illinois Medical Card.
Many patients find a medical card can ease symptoms of PTSD. If you would like to apply for your Illinois Medical Card, our team can help. Follow the steps below to get started.
PTSD: ILLINOIS MEDICAL CARD
Frequently Asked Questions
Therapy Evaluations: During your appointment, we will assess the severity of your symptoms to make a formal PTSD diagnosis. By definition, people who develop PTSD have experienced some sort of trauma in the past that creates significant anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances, or other mental health issues that interfere with their ability to function. If this description does not pertain to you, then you may not want to pursue an evaluation. Not everyone who experiences a traumatic event develops PTSD. If you DO feel this describes you, please get evaluated.
Note, these therapy appointments are specifically to evaluate patients for PTSD for the purpose of obtaining an Illinois Medical Card.
We require medical documentation noting that you have PTSD (it must say PTSD on the diagnosis). If you have this, you may begin your Innovative Wellness appointments for the Illinois Medical Card. If you do not have a confirmed diagnosis, you must first have a therapy evaluation.
PTSD evaluations take approximately 30 minutes via telemedicine.