Become a
Caregiver

A caregiver is someone who can pick up medical marijuana at a dispensary on a patient's behalf. Each patient may designate up to two caregivers. Minor patients are required to have a caregiver.

Becoming a Caregiver

1. Sign up online

  • Register for the program through the Medical Marijuana Registry at www.padohmmp.custhelp.com/app/login
  • Select the appropriate option from the caregiver section
  • You must have the patient's ID number (as found n the patient's profile) and a PA driver's license or ID card to register

2. Complete background check

  • Background checks are run through Identogo; their locations can be found at www.identogo.com/locations
  • You cannot be approved as a caregiver if you have been convicted of a criminal offense that occurred within the last five years relating to the sale or possession of drugs, narcotics or controlled substances

3. Complete authorization form

  • If you are a caregiver for a minor but not the patient's parent, legal guardian or spouse, you will need to be designated as a third-party caregiver
  • Complete an 'authorization to designate a third-party caregiver' form and upload the completed form back to your caregiver profile

4. Pay for your card

  • Submit the $50 fee for card; patients enrolled in Medicaid, PAC, CHIP, SNAP, and WIC may be eligible for a discount
  • You will receive your card via mail

5. Visit a dispensary

  • Once you receive your card in the mail, you may visit Keystone Shops or any other approved dispensary in the state of PA
  • Bring your state issued ID
  • First time patients and caregivers are welcome to a free consultation with a medical professional at the dispensary

For more information, please contact the medical marijuana help desk at 888-733-5595 or visit medicalmarijuana.pa.gov

Pennsylvania Caregivers must

  • Be at least 21 years old (If you are under 21 years of age but would like to be considered as a caregiver for a patient, email the Department of Health . In the email, please provide information about your relationship to the patient and why you should be allowed to serve as their caregiver.)
  • Be a Pennsylvania resident
  • Have a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license or a state-issued ID card (with current address)
  • Complete a criminal history background check
  • Not have been convicted of a criminal offense relating to the sale or possession of drugs, narcotics, or a controlled substance in the last five years
  • Register and obtain an ID card that will allow you to pick up medical marijuana at a Pennsylvania dispensary

Find a Caregiver

PA allows patients to designate up to two caregivers. PA also has an internal caregiver program that will help assign you a caregiver if you are unable to obtain one.

Our Locations

We have locations open in Devon, King of Prussia, and South Philadelphia.

Questions? Contact Us

Our technicians are trained to answer questions about MMJ, available products, getting and renewing your MMJ card, and more. Feel free to reach out to us via phone or email, we are always eager to help!

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