Medical Card Certifier in Atlanta, Georgia
Taylor Medical Wellness, Weight Loss and Aesthetic Group is a medical card certifier in the State of Georgia and provides medical card evaluation and diagnosis authentication. Georgia residents able to qualify for the Medical Registry due to diagnosis from a physician for one or more of the fifteen qualifying disease states approved by the State Legislature, as follows:
How to Qualify for Medical Card in Georgia
In order to qualify for exemption from prosecution in Georgia the patient must suffer from one of these qualifying illnesses:
- Cancer, when the disease is severe or end stage OR treatment produces wasting or nausea and vomiting
- Seizure disorders related to epilepsy or head trauma
- Multiple sclerosis
- Crohn’s disease
- Mitochondrial disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Sickle Cell disease
- Tourette’s Syndrome
- Autism (all patients over 18 qualify, under 18 must be diagnosed as severe)
- Epidermolysis bullosa
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Patient is in hospice program, either as inpatient or outpatient
Qualifying for and receiving a medical card for Georgia residents is simple and straightforward. Persons who have been diagnosed by a physician for one or more of the fourteen qualifying disease states must have that diagnosis authenticated by a medical professional certified to conduct an evaluation of medical records and determine eligibility. Only a physician with whom the patient has a bona-fide doctor-patient relationship may recommend this card, and only when it is the physician treating the patient for the qualifying condition.
Patients provide their medical record indicating a qualifying diagnosis, along with a completed application for the medical registry. Following review for completeness and qualifying diagnosis, the physician inputs patient information into the state medical internet portal and indicates the patient is qualified for acceptance. Patients must also provide a valid Georgia driver’s license. The medical card is issued by the State Department of Health, generally within one to five business days. Patients are notified when and where to pick up their card, usually the closest County Health Department office. There is a $25 fee for the card levied by the Department of Vital Records.
The medical card is valid for two years, but there are follow-up appointments required to maintain verification during that period. After the two-year period, the patient must re-qualify under the original process. Our practice conducts mandatory follow up appointments every four months, which can be either in-office, virtual or phone consultations.