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Qualifying Patient Extension Instructions

Extension Instructions

  1. If you want to continue with the MCPP program, you will need to submit an extension or renewal prior to the card expiring. Please refer to the Qualifying Patient Renewal Instructions for the renewal process. An email will be sent to you when it is time to extend your card. You will sign into the system using your Username and Password.
  2. Select the application in the Tracking Inbox with the Pending Renewal status.

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  1. If you want to continue with the MCPP program, you will need to submit an extension or renewal prior to the card expiring. Please refer to the Qualifying Patient Renewal Instructions for the renewal process. An email will be sent to you when it is time to extend your card. You will sign into the system using your Username and Password.
  2. Select the application in the Tracking Inbox with the Pending Renewal status.

Completing the Extension

  1. If you are wanting to change your name, address, or driver’s license/state ID information you   will need to submit a Change of Information by going to the “Change of Information” tab.
  2. If you have only had your MCPP card for 1 year, then you will need to select the timeframe for  1 year or 2-year term card.
    You will also have to answer the Caregiver question. If you currently have a Caregiver(s) and select “Yes” to the Caregiver question, then all the current Caregivers will be extended. If you would like to extend one Caregiver’s card and cancel another Caregiver’s card, then select “Yes”. If you would like to Cancel the future card for your current Caregiver(s) or you are not adding a CG during the extension process, then select “No”. The Caregiver cancellation process is at a later stage in this document.
  3. You will need to answer the reduced fee questions during the extension. In the Fees Section, if you answer “Yes” to either question you will be required to upload the files.
  4. Once your information is complete, select “Save”. If you are cancelling any Caregivers or adding any Caregivers during the extension process, then DO NOT SELECT “Save and Continue” yet. Go to the MCPP Patient Caregiver tab.

    If you are extending all your Caregivers or do not have any Caregivers, then select “Save and Continue”. You may refer to the Payment section after selecting “Save and Continue”.

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Cancelling or Adding a Caregiver in the Renewal Application

  1. If you are not on the” MCPP Patient Caregiver” tab, then select the “MCPP Patient Caregiver” tab.
  2. If you would like to cancel the future card of your current caregiver, you will select the caregiver from the tracking inbox. Once you open the caregiver application you will select the “Cancel Caregiver” button at the bottom of the page.
  3. Once you open the Caregiver application you will select the Cancel Caregiver button at the bottom of the page. 

    Once this is selected, the system will take you back to the Caregiver List. If you select the “Cancelled Caregiver” button, you will see a message that the future card is cancelled.

    If you would like the current caregiver card cancelled while you are in Pending Renewal status then send an email request to DPH.MedicalCannabis@illinois.gov. Please include your name, date of birth, QP number, caregiver name, caregiver date of birth, and CG number in the cancel request.
  4. If you would like to add a caregiver while in Pending Renewal status, then select the “+ New” and complete the required fields and upload the required documents.

    You will be asked at the bottom of the caregiver application if you would like to add this caregiver to your current card. The fee to add the caregiver to the current card is $25. You will also be asked if you would like to add the caregiver to the future card. The caregiver fee is $25 per year.

    Once you have completed the caregiver application select “Save”. If you selected to add the caregiver to your current card you are taken to the payment tab to pay the caregiver fee for the current card. After the caregiver fee is paid for the current card the system will take you to the Patient Application page. If you need to add, renew, or cancel any additional caregivers go back to the “MCPP Patient Caregiver” tab. Please note that you can only have up to 3 caregivers.
  5. Once you have cancelled, renewed, and/or added all your caregivers click on the “MCPP Patient Registration” tab and click the “Save & Continue” button to continue the Renewal Application process.  Note: Once you click on the “Save & Continue” button you will not be able change your information (except for gender, email, phone number, and the dispensary).

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Healthcare Professional Certification Upload

  1. To add a Healthcare Professional Certification, click on the Provider Certification tab and click the “+ New” button.
  2. Once you have selected the Health Care Professional Certification from the dropdown click the “Save” button at the bottom of the page. If your answered “Yes” to the Patient Veteran Status question or if your Health Care Professional previously designated your condition as Lifelong you will not need to upload a Health Care Professional Certification. Note: The Health Care Professional Certification will only be available to upload for the Patient once the Health Care Professional has submitted the Certification. If no certification is available to upload, please contact your Healthcare Professional.

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Extension Payment

  1. To make a payment go to the Payment tab and click “+ New” button to submit your payment.
  2. Select the “Click Here to Pay” button to finalize the application. After the payment is submitted you will receive an email notification.

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MCPP Applications Fees Table