Renew Your Medical Marijuana Card
A Step-By-Step Guide
Time to renew your medical marijuana card? As of July 30, 2020, Pennsylvania medical marijuana patients are no longer required to renew their registration to continue participating in the program. Patients are still required to pay their annual card fee via their patient portal and to renew their certification with a qualified medical marijuana physician.
This step-by-step guide from the Pennsylvania Department of Health gives you all of the information you need to keep your card current.
When to Renew
You’ll receive an email 60 days before your patient certification and ID card expire. This means it’s time to renew. You’ll also receive an email 30 Days before your annual card fee is due to the Department of Health.
How to Renew
1. Check Your Email
60 days before the expiration of your patient certification, you will receive an email informing you to obtain a new certification. 30 Days before your annual card renewal fee is due, you will receive an email with instructions on how to pay your annual $50 fee to the Department of Health. (You may qualify for a fee reduction of $25.)
2. Visit a Doctor
Get a patient certification from any registered practitioner. You do not need to see the same doctor who issued your initial patient certification.
3. Pay Card Fee via Patient Portal
Log in to your patient account with the Department of Health as a returning user.
Confirm that all information matches the address and identifiers listed on your Pennsylvania driver’s license or state-issued ID.
Pay your annual card fee of $50, or a reduced fee as qualified.
4. Check Your Mailbox
Once you’ve renewed your certification by a doctor and paid your annual card fee to the Department of Health, a new card will be printed and mailed to you at the address you listed in the patient portal. The new card will have an issue date for the day after your original card expires.