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This website is operated by NYMMA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving and advancing information about compassionate care treatments available through New York’s Compassionate Care Act.  The website is purely educational and aims to help individuals make informed decisions about compassionate care treatments.

Medical Cards 

A Medical Card is required to obtain alternative treatments available through New York’s Compassionate Care Program at a medical dispensary. 

How to Get a Medical Card

The process starts with seeing a qualified physician who can certify you for the program.  You need to obtain a medical card to receive alternative treatments that can help relieve symptoms of a qualifying condition.

Compassionate Care Treatment Steps

Obtain certification from a qualified physician

Apply for your medical card online

Receive your medical card in the mail

Visit a dispensary to obtain medicine

Obtaining a Medical Card

Getting a medical card involves several steps:

1. See a qualified physician who can certify you

2. Register and apply for  a card on NYS website

3. Receive your medical card

Once you receive your medical card bring it with your certification and a physician’s recommendation to a dispensary. Make sure to follow with your doctor soon after receiving the treatment to maximize the chances of treatment success and minimize the risk of developing any side effects.

AvatarAbout the author: Dr. Michael Morgenstern is a double board certified neurologist and expert on alternative treatments available through the NY Compassionate Care Program. He is founder of NYMMA and has helped hundreds of patients with compassionate care treatments in Manhattan, Queens and Long Island. This website is part of a non-profit, the NYMMA that is set up to educate you about compassionate care treatments. It does not provide any services or products. Click here to learn more about our organization or feel free to contact us by email or phone.


The NYMMA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving and advancing compassionate care treatment in New York. NYMMAs aims to:

  • Increase awareness about compassionate care treatments
  • Publish content to inform patients about the benefits and risks of compassionate care
  • Educate physicians about the best practices for compassionate care
  • Collaborate with other groups to create publications that help patients, physicians and organizations to navigate complex rules and regulations related to compassionate care

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