New Clients & Renewals
New patients or renewals (provided you have the correct application) can use the following steps to obtain an appointment / medical marijuana card:
- Step 1: Qualification Confirmation
Confirm you have a qualifying condition by either visiting the Department of Health’s Website or by calling us at (401) 434-0022.
- Step 2: Consultation Appointment
You will have a 15 minute consultation with a physician to discuss, document, and examine your qualifying medical condition.
The Department of Health will contact you when approved for a scheduled photo / identification card.
*Applications are not accepted in person. All applications must be mailed to the Department.
Requirements For Minors – (Under 18 Years of Age)
In addition to the requirements listed above, minor patients MUST designate a custodial parent or legal guardian as one of their primary caregivers. Additionally, a Minor Form must be completed, signed, and submitted along with the Patient Form.
We are not permitted to provide medical marijuana, and are prohibited from servicing patients in MA or CT. Please note, bipolar disorder, anxiety and insomnia are not qualifying conditions at this time.
Caregiver information is always provided by the patient. Caregivers must be 21 years of age to apply for a caregiver registration.
All caregivers will need a Background Check called a BCI. This can be done at the Attorney General’s Office:
Office of the Attorney General
150 South Main Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
*Please note, the fee is only $5, but MUST be paid by check or money order only.
Complete applications must be mailed to:
Department of Health
Medical Marijuana Program
Office of Health Professionals Regulation, Room 104
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, Rhode Island 02908-5097
Available Compassion Centers:
License Number – MCC0003
Summit Medical Compassion Center
380 Jefferson Boulevard Unit E2
Warwick, RI 02886
License Number – MCC0001
Thomas C Slater Compassion Center INC
1 Corliss Street
Providence, RI 02904
License Number – MCC00002
Greenleaf Compassion Center
1637 West Main Road
Portsmouth, RI 02871
The application process takes 4-6 weeks from the date it is accepted in the Department of Health’s (DOH) office. Incomplete applications will be returned, so double check! The DOH will not give information regarding application status over the phone due to confidentiality concerns.
If you have a medical marijuana card in Rhode Island that is expiring or already expired the DOH has a renewal form as your application. Email [email protected] to obtain the correct application.