Hours of Operation

The public may contact the Medical Marijuana Identification Card Program office for information at 951-358-7932 or 888-358-7932 Monday – Friday 8 a.m.– 5 p.m.

Application Appointments in Riverside
Applications are processed every Thursday by APPOINTMENT only. To make an appointment call 951-358-7932 or 888-358-7932.

Application Appointments in Palm Springs
At this time, the Palm Springs location is closed. Please call 951-358-7932 or 888-358-7932 for in-person application alternatives.

Application Fee
Non Medi-Cal: $87; Qualified Medi-Cal participants: $43.50. Application fees are non-refundable. Payments can be made by money order, cashier’s check or certified check.




About Medical Marijuana Identification Card

The California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) Medical Marijuana Identification Card Program (MMICP) was established to create a state-authorized medical marijuana identification card (MMIC), along with a registry database for verification of qualified patients and their primary caregivers. Participation by patients and primary caregivers in this MMICP is voluntary.

The County of Riverside is now accepting applications for Medical Marijuana Identification Cards. The MMIC staff members are looking forward to assisting you.

Please call us at 951-358-7932 or 888-358-7932 for more information about the application process or to make an appointment.


How to Apply

Applications for Medical Marijuana Identification Cards will be accepted via mail and by appointment only. No Walk-ins. To schedule an appointment, call 951-358-7932 or 888-358-7932.

Before your Appointment

You must obtain the following before coming to apply for a card:

  • A written recommendation from your physician (ensure that there is a copy in your medical file).
  • A Medical Marijuana Program Application/Renewal packet (English/ Spanish)

What to Bring to Your Appointment

  • The original written recommendation from your physician on official letterhead, prescription pad, or Written Documentation of Patient's Medical Record (English/Spanish).
  • Government issued photo-identification card as proof of identity.
  • A government-issued photo identification (i.e., California State Driver's License, a California State ID Card, United States Passport, Veteran's Administration ID Card).
  • Proof that you live in Riverside County. For example, current utility bill, California motor vehicle registration with your current address in Riverside County, or mortgage payment receipt. A P.O. Box address is not acceptable for address verification.
  • Application Fees: Non Medi-Cal: $87.00; qualified Medi-Cal participants will receive a 50% reduction in fee: $43.50
  • Fees can be made payable to County of Riverside by money order or casher’s check. Application fees are non-refundable.
    • Payments can be mailed to: 4065 County Circle Drive RM# 103 Riverside, CA 92503

What to Expect After Submitting Your Application

  • It can take up to 35 days to receive your Medical Marijuana Identification Card.
  • Your card will be mailed to you at the address provided.

The Medical Marijuana Identification Card (MMIC) staff members are looking forward to serving you. If you have any questions regarding this process, please call 1-(888) 358-7932 or write us at relargaesp@ruhealth.org.

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Medical Marijuana Program FAQ

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Responsibilities: Applicant (Patient), Primary Caregiver, And Physician

The Medical Marijuana Program (MMP) has outlined the responsibilities for parties involved in applying for and holding a Medical Marijuana Identification Card (MMIC). These responsibilities are offered to applicants in order to assist the application process. Each set of responsibilities begins with a brief description or definition of the responsible party. Here is a list of the responsible parties »

4065 County Circle Drive, Riverside, CA