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What Medical Records Do I Need For Medical Marijuana In Ohio?

In order to qualify for a medical marijuana card in Ohio, it is recommended to have your medical records that clearly state that you are suffering from one of the qualifying conditions, and that the problem is active and ongoing.

Here are examples of sources of acceptable records:

• Letter from Primary Care Physician or Specialist

• Prescription 

• Progress Notes 

• MyChart Visit Summary

• Hospital Discharge Summary (HDS) 

• Emergency Room (ER) Report 

• Laboratory report 

• Pathology Report ​

• X-ray Report ​

• Operative Report ​

• Endoscopy Report 

• Optometrist 

• Confirmation of disability

Please check out our Acceptable Medical Records page for more information.

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How Do I Get My Medical Records in Ohio?

There are a few options to obtain your records:

1. Records on hand.

If you have a copy of your after visit summary, or any other printed medical documents associated with your qualifying condition you can take a picture with your smartphone and upload it while filling out the patient intake form. Be sure the photo of the document contains you​r:

  • Full Name​

  • Date Of Birth
  • Doctors or facility name

  • Medical Condition/Diagnosis

​2. Medical Records Release. 

If you do not have supporting documents on hand then Ohio Marijuana Card can submit a medical records release (completed during the intake form) on your behalf to obtain your medical records.

3. Records Portal.

Most hospitals and doctors offices provide electronic after visit summaries and medical records for their patients which are typically made available for download through an online patient portal. If you do not see instructions listed below for your provider please contact the customer service department of your provider and inquire if they offer an online service for you to obtain your medical records.


My Chart (Mercy, Summa, Cleveland Clinic, Metro)

  1. Visit MyChart

  2. Create or login to your MyChart account.

  3. Once logged in click visits > appointments and visits > choose a recent visit date.

  4. Click on View Notes and/or View After Visit Summary.

  5. Click the symbol for download at the top of the page.

  6. Save the file.

  7. Email the file to 

Follow My Health (University Hospital)

  1. Visit My Personal Health Record

  2. Create or login to your FollowMyHealth account.

  3. Once logged in click the MyHealth tab - you should see the Patient Information and Problem List.

  4. In the top right corner click send.

  5. Select print (note you are not going to print this but save it, click the dropdown box and change it from print to save as pdf)

  6. Save the file.

  7. Email the file to 

MyHealthVet (VA)

  1. Visit MyHealthVet

  2. Create or login to your MyHealthVet account.

  3. Once logged in click medical records tab > download my data.

  4. Download your problem summary and the VA notes.

  5. Click the symbol for download at the top of the page.

  6. Save the file.

  7. Email the file to

4. In person.


Most practices and facilities will ask you to fill out a form to formally request your records. Call the provider's office and request a copy of the form. They should be able to deliver it to you by fax, email, or postal mail, or you may pick the records up directly from the doctor's office.

​What If My Doctor Won't Give Me My Medical Records?

If a health care provider fails to furnish a medical record as required by Ohio Revised Code, the patient, personal representative, or authorized person who requested the record may bring civil action to enforce the patient's right of access to the record.

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