Steps to getting a Montana Medical Card
Below are the steps to getting a Medical card in Montana.
If you have more questions, just call us at (406) 541-0420, and we can provide you with additional information.
To obtain a medical card in Montana, you need to follow these steps.
Schedule a doctor appointment
Receive the proper paperwork from your doctor
Bring the paperwork in person to one of our locations during business hours.
A member of our friendly and knowledgeable staff will assist you in the application process.
You should receive your Medical Card approval from the state in approx. 30 days
It is now legal for you to purchase from any of our convenient locations.
Note, you MUST have your medical card, ID, and CASH for every purchase.
*Any doctor licensed in the state of Montana can fill out the paperwork for you. However, most physicians cannot or will not sign off.
The easiest route to obtaining your card is to go to a doctor that specializes in this type of therapy. Most of these doctors conduct clinics once or twice a month.
Call us to obtain the latest info on clinics. We're also happy to discuss your particular situation.
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What are the out of pocket costs?
No part of this type of therapy, including the doctors visit, is currently covered by insurance or Medicaid.
Clinic appointments can range from $150 - $200.
New Patient applications and Renewals with the state are $30.
You must also renew your card every year.
Purchases must be made in cash.
Because this therapy can treat a wide variety of ailments, the costs vary from patient to patient. A reasonable estimate of costs would be $50 - $200 per month.
What are qualifying conditions?
Clinics determine if you qualify. The first step is to talk to them directly. They will determine what records are needed and help you schedule your doctor appointment.
If you do not see your condition listed, call the clinic and ask. Qualification varies by circumstance and they are there to help you.
Two conditions that apply to a majority of patients are:
Others that can qualify include:
Painful peripheral neuropathy
Admittance into hospice care
Central nervous system disorders resulting in chronic, painful spasticity or muscle spasms
Cachexia or wasting syndrome
Epilepsy or an intractable seizure disorder
Any other medical condition or treatment for a medical condition approved by the legislature.
Note, three conditions that do not qualify (but which our therapy can treat effectively) are Depression, Insomnia, and Anxiety.