Caregiver Connection

Our Caregiver Connection Program is designed to help cannabis patients who need assistance with getting their medicine and/or medicating. Our advocates match registered patients with a reliable and compassionate caregiver that will make their lives more manageable. If you are a registered patient that will need help picking up or using your medicine for any reason, OR, if you are someone who is interested in volunteering to help a registered cannabis patient in IL, call us today to get started.

What is a designated caregiver?

A designated caregiver is a person who is selected by a qualifying patient as the person who is authorized, on their behalf, to possess, obtain from a certified medical cannabis dispensary, dispense and assist in the administration of medical cannabis. Caregivers must enroll in the program. A designated caregiver is issued a medical cannabis registry identification card that allows him/her to possess up to 2.5 ounces of medical cannabis on behalf of their patient. It is not legal for caregivers to consume, by any means, medical cannabis that has been dispensed on behalf of a registered qualifying patient.

A designated caregiver is a person who is:

  1. At least 21 years old
  2. Has agreed to assist a patient with medical use of cannabis
  3. Has not been convicted of excluded offense
  4. Assists no more than one patient

An excluded offense includes either:

  • Violent crime defined in Section 3 of Rights of Crime Victims and Witnesses Act, or a substantially similar offense
  • Felony violation of state or federal controlled substances act (Department may waive restriction if applicant demonstrates that conviction related to possession, cultivation, transfer, or delivery of reasonable amount for medical use)
  • *No exception is allowed if the conviction is related to a violation of Medical Cannabis Act

Why do patients designate a caregiver?

Patients may choose to designate a caregiver for a variety of reasons. Many patients are disabled and will need a reliable caregiver for different reasons. Getting to and from a dispensary, especially in certain conditions, is very difficult or impossible for some patients. Others cannot medicate without the assistance of a caregiver. The needs of patients vary which is why The Healing Clinic created Caregiver Connection, to find patients a caregiver that can meet their needs and to match caregivers with a patient that they can help the most according to their lifestyle and schedule.

How do I register for the Caregiver Connection Program?


Our Caregiver Connection program is free for The Healing Clinic patients, however we welcome all registered cannabis patients, regardless of where certification was received. If you are a registered cannabis patient that is in need of a caregiver or would like to find out more about our Caregiver Connection program, call us today! You may also email an inquiry to


If you are interested in signing up to become a registered caregiver you can start by filling out our Caregiver Interest Form and submitting it online. You may also download the attachment, fill out, and e-mail to We will review your Caregiver Interest Form and one of our Patient Advocates will call you to schedule an interview.

What to expect at your Caregiver Interview:

  • A Patient Advocate will conduct a brief interview to find out about your lifestyle, interests, experience and other information that will help us match you with the patient you are able to help the most.
  • Be prepared to take a photo that will be used for our caregiver database and will be submitted along with your application to the Illinois Department of Public Health for your caregiver registry identification card.
  • Bring a government issued photo ID.
  • $25 Registration Fee

Upon registering for Caregiver Connection, we will add you to our caregiver database. When we find a patient who we believe you are able to help according to your file, we will follow up with you for a second interview. This is a good opportunity for you and your patient to meet for the first time.

Prior to your follow up interview, download the Instructions for Caregiver Application and review. Download the Caregiver Application and fill out using black ink. Bring your Caregiver Application along with your Fingerprint Consent Form to your follow up interview.


Caregiver Documents

Instructions For Caregiver Application

Instructions For Caregiver Application

Caregiver Interest Form

Caregiver Interest Form

Caregiver Application

Caregiver Application Form

Fingerprint Consent Form

Fingerprint Consent Form

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The Healing Clinic is a full service Medical Marijuana Patient Advocacy center. We are a group of doctors and medical marijuana Patient Advocates here to serve Chicago and the surrounding areas. Our goal is to be one of the best cannabis clinics in Chicago, and to faithfully serve the growing patient population in Illinois.

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1443 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
Highland Park
332 Skokie Valley Rd #104, Highland Park, IL 60035
3235 Vollmer Rd #139, Flossmoor, IL 60422
(312) 890-6113
(844) 249-5580

Business Hours

Highland Park: Monday-Thursday 8am -6pm, Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 8am-3pm
(Closed Sundays and Wednesdays)

Belmont: Monday-Wednesday 10am-6pm, Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 8am-3pm
(Closed Thursdays and Sundays)

Flossmoor: Monday-Wed 8am-3pm , Saturday 8am-3pm
(Closed Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays)


Located in Chicago / Highland Park / Flossmoor