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Utah EVS Guide

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You’ve made an appointment with a Qualified Medical Provider (QMP) for medical cannabis and you now need to do the state application.

You hear acronyms like UtahID and EVS. But what are they and how do you complete the state application?

In this Utah EVS Guide, we explain everything to help you get ready for your appointment.

Let’s get started!

Click here to watch the Tutorial Video

What is UtahID?

UtahID is Utah’s online portal that gives Utah residents access to all the state’s services from one place. Think of it as a digital passport that connects you to all of Utah’s social services.

To apply for a medical cannabis card in Utah and before getting started with EVS, you MUST have a UtahID account.

Additionally, UtahID and EVS are synced to work together, meaning that logging into your UtahID account automatically logs you in your EVS account.

What is EVS?

EVS, or ‘Electronic Verification System‘, is Utah state’s online portal for patients to apply for a medical cannabis card.

In it, you can see your pharmacy purchase history, your QMP’s recommendations, as well as make application payments.

It is also used by qualified medical providers to issue patient medical cannabis card certifications and manage patients’ dosing recommendations.

Basically, it is used for all things medical cannabis in Utah so that the state can keep a record of it.

Utah Canna has created a short tutorial video demonstrating the process from beginning to end.

But if you would like to text-based step-by-step process, simply scroll below.

Getting Started!

Before moving forward in this process, you’ll need a few pieces of information on hand, including:

  • Social Security Number
  • Valid Government-Issued ID
  • Email Address
  • Date of Birth

Create a UtahID Account

You must have a UtahID account to apply for your medical marijuana card in Utah. Similar to a passport, it gives Utah citizens access to all the state’s services from one place.
    1. Go to UtahID
    2. Enter a valid email address and click ‘Submit
  • If you already have a UtahID account, you’ll notice the text ‘Already exists‘ appear beneath the email you’ve entered. Click ‘Forgot Password‘ to retrieve it.
    UtahID email submission page
    1. On the next screen, enter the code that was just sent to the email address you previously entered
    2. Enter your information on the next screen
    3. Click ‘Submit
    UtahID user details page
    1. Create a new password
    2. Click ‘Submit

    Store your password in a safe place! You will need to access your UtahID account throughout your medical cannabis journey, so don’t lose it!

    UtahID password creation
    1. Enter your the email address and password you used to create the account and click ‘Submit‘.

    You will now be redirected to create a new account in EVS.

    If you are not redirected, click the following link: evs.utah.gov

    Note: UtahID and EVS are synced to work together, meaning that logging into your UtahID account automatically logs you into your EVS account.

    Register & Apply in EVS

    It is essential that the information you enter in EVS accurately reflects what is on your government-issued ID.

    Anything different will cause errors (and headaches) throughout your application process.

    Utah EVS Registration

    1. Go to evs.utah.gov

    Note: If you’re not already logged into your UtahID account, you will be prompted to do so now, after which you will be redirected to the EVS registration page

    1. Click ‘Patient Registration’
    EVS registration button selection
    1. Enter your information

    Warning: Your name must be entered EXACTLY as it appears on your government-issued ID.

    EVS registration form
    1. Click the ‘Click Here‘ text link to access your EVS home page.

    Your EVS registration is complete!

    The last step is to complete your EVS application.

    Utah EVS Application

    It is essential that the information you enter in EVS accurately reflects what is on your government-issued ID.

    Anything different will cause errors (and headaches) throughout your application process.

    Let’s get started.

    1. From your EVS homepage, click  ‘Tracking Inbox
    Tracking inbox in EVS
    1. Click the ‘+ New‘ button
    EVS New Button
    1. Fill in your information

    Enter your name exactly as it appears on your government-issued ID. Anything different will cause issues with your application.

    All fields with a red ‘R’ must be filled in.

    EVS application page
    1. Check the ‘Patient Acknowledge‘ box
    2. Click Save

    Enter your name exactly as it appears on your government-issued ID. Anything different will cause issues with your application.

    Acknowledge and save

    The page will refresh an you’ll notice 2 changes:

    • A progress bar, with a large, green dot above the word ‘Draft‘ and
    • A set of gray tabs
    If you do not see these changes you have missed something. Ensure all the fields with a red ‘R’ are filled in.
    1. Click the blue ‘Save & Submit for Certification‘ button at the bottom of the page
    Save and submit for certification button

    The page should refresh and there should now be a large-green dot above the word ‘Awaiting Certification‘ (see below).

    Awaiting Certification in EVS

    Tutorial Video

    You're Done!

    You are ready to be seen by a QMP to be certified for your Utah Medical Cannabis Card.

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