Frequently Asked Questions

Medical Marijuana Certification Program

Medical marijuana is cannabis grown specifically to treat diseases or conditions. Only patients that have one or more of the New York State qualifying conditions may be eligible for the medical marijuana certification program.

No. We can only accept patients from New York State. Medical marijuana is only legal in certain states and cannot be transferred across state lines.

You may be eligible for medical marijuana if you have been diagnosed with one or more of the following severe debilitating or life threatening conditions: cancer, HIV infection or AIDS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury with spasticity, epilepsy, inflammatory bowel disease, neuropathy, Huntington’s disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain (as defined by 10 NYCRR §1004.2(a)(8)(xi)), pain that degrades health and functional capability as an alternative to opioid use or substance use disorder. The severe debilitating or life-threatening condition must also be accompanied by one or more of the following associated or complicating conditions: cachexia or wasting syndrome, severe or chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures, or severe or persistent muscle spasms, PTSD or opioid use disorder.



You should expect the provider to review over your medical history and medical records and determine whether or not you qualify for medical marijuana based on New York State’s guidelines. The provider will then explain why you were approved or denied and how they medication may benefit your condition.

Up to 36 hours.

You will receive your signed certification up to 36 hours of your appointment closure. After receiving the certification, you will have to follow instructions to register your certification number to New York State. Instructions will be attached on your certification. After registering your certification, you can go to your local dispensary to purchase the medication.

Speak to your provider for other treatment alternatives. Even though you were denied from our medical marijuana program, you may still become a primary care patient of ours if you are located in New York State.

Cross Valley Health & Medicine providers can only issue medical marijuana certifications to medically qualified patients within New York State only. The certification process can be done virtually, or in-person with your provider. Please note that depending on the length of certification generated (3 months, 6 months or 1 year) that each certification is valid for up to one (1) full calendar year.

You can start your certification journey by clicking here.

Medical Services

Our weight loss management program provides a non-surgical weight loss option for those looking to lose weight over time. Our medically supervised program is tailored to the patient’s specific health needs in addressing and overcoming obesity. Our program incorporates the following therapeutic interventions: education focus on diet and exercise, lifestyle intervention and modification planning and prescription weight loss medication treatment.

Interested in our weight loss management program? Give us a call at 845-561-7075 to book an appointment.

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Cross Valley Health & Medicine providers are able to provide culturally-sensitive care for our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) communities. We take pride in supporting the LGBTQ communities in the Hudson Valley and offer the following services:

  • Primary care for both yourself and the whole family
  • Behavioral health services
  • STD/STI screening and care management
  • Vaccinations for general preventative diseases
  • Substance abuse treatment (through using Buprenorphine)
  • Weight loss management

For more information about our LGBTQ Health Program, please contact our office to schedule an appointment at 845-561-7075.

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Our behavioral health integration program helps patients to access mental health services that otherwise are limited in our communities. Our practice offers the following range of mental health services: individual one-to-one counseling,  smoking cessation, managing substance misuse, support and care for depression and or anxiety.

If you struggle with either anxiety, depression, difficulty coping with health issues, relationship issues, sleeping difficulties, substance misuse or support from previous trauma, give us a call at 845-561-7075 to schedule an appointment.

For new patients, please click here to begin your paperwork.

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You must be first seen by a Cross Valley Health & Medicine practitioner prior to receiving any medications. This can be done by via in-person, video chat or phone. If our provider finds you may benefit from a prescription, they will electronically send the medicine to the pharmacy of your choice. If you need a doctor’s note, your provider can do that as well during the same visit.

When you’re ready to schedule an appointment, please give us a call at 845-561-7075.

Category: Medical Services

In order to have your prescription(s) refilled, you must first consult your provider by either in-person, video chat or phone. Our providers, if deemed necessary, will electronically send your prescription refill(s) to the pharmacy of your choice.

Category: Medical Services

Yes and no. Our providers can only provide vaccines only to those seen in person. Currently, this service is limited to those who reside in the Greater Hudson Valley Region*.

*Includes the following counties: Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, and Ulster.

Category: Medical Services

A care plan is a patient-centered document created between the patient and their provider to meet the goals and needs of the patient’s health status. It may include an array of treatments, lab orders, education advice, or referrals to address one or more multiple conditions. A care plan can provide guidance for the patient in order to reach the best healthy outcomes. Every patient will be able to review their care plan during their visit with a Cross Valley Health & Medicine provider.

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