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Welcome to 1st Step Clinic!

Open remotely Monday – Friday until 5pm

Our mission is to make getting your Oregon Medical Marijuana Program Card as simple as possible.

1st Step Clinic opened back in 2013 and we have been helping our patients obtain their OMMP card ever since! If you have a qualifying condition then we will help you get your card! See our Frequently Asked Questions for more information about our clinic. Find our upcoming clinic dates on the calandar to the right!

Please submit an application below to get the process started with 1st Step Clinic!
We will contact you once we receive your application.

Nature Quest LLC strongly believes in providing you with the most comprehensive and up to date OMMP information as possible.

To that end, please click here for a comprehensive resource for all things related to the State of Oregon’s Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP)

Frequently Asked Questions

Individuals with a qualifying medical condition and a recommendation for medical marijuana from an attending physician may apply for a medical marijuana card.

If you have been seen by your doctor for a qualifying condition within the last 12-24 months, we can get you scheduled with one of our doctors for the recommendation for OMMP, no problem! 

If you think you qualify and just aren’t sure, give us a call! 

The following are Qualifying Conditions for OMMP as per the Oregon Health Authority

    • Cancer
    • Glaucoma
    • A degenerative or pervasive neurological condition
    • HIV/AIDS
    • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
    • A medical condition and/or treatment for a medical condition that produces one or more of the following:
      • Cachexia (a weight loss disease that can be caused by HIC and/or cancer)
      • Severe Chronic Pain
      • Severe Chronic Nausea
      • Seizures (included but not limited to seizures caused by epilepsy)
      • Persistent Muscle Spasm (included but not limited to spasms caused by multiple sclerosis)

Submit an inquiry on this page to get started!

We will contact you with the information you provide.

The next step will be completing our New Patient Paperwork to get established as a patient with us.

This paperwork can be emailed to you or can be picked up at our office or dispensary next-door. 

1st Step Clinic offers clinic dates 2-3 times a month. Our clinic dates are scheduled out months in advance and can be found on our Clinic Calendar here on this page!

  • Medical History Questionnaire
    • This questionnaire will provide us with your basic information as well as a brief history of your qualifying condition and how you find that cannabis helps this condition. We will keep this paperwork in your file at our clinic.
  • Release of Medical Information
    • It is important that this form is filled our completely and correctly. We will fax this to your current physician to request your recent medical records that reflect your qualifying condition. Once your medical records are received and in your file, we will shred this form.
  • Patients must submit proof of Oregon residency and a government issued ID. An Oregon Driver’s license or Oregon Identification card would meet both of these requirements.

Once your medical records have been received by our clinic and approved upon review, we will contact you and let you know we can move forward. The next step is making a deposit to schedule your appointment.

A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to schedule an appointment.

This $50 will be deducted the overall cost of your visit.

1st Step Clinic Fees 

$175 – Clinic Fee (Cost to be seen at our Clinic before discounts)

$50 – Non-refundable Deposit (subtracted from clinic cost and required before scheduling)

$25 – Discount (Veteran, SSI, SNAP, OHP, Returning 1st Step Patient) – 1 per person

$10 – Certified Mailing Fee (disregard if self mailing or applying online)

We accept Cash, Check, and Money Order at this time. Please address Checks/Money Orders to 1st Step Clinic.

OMMP Fee – separate fees paid to the OMMP

$200 – No reduced fee proof

$60 – Current SNAP proof

$50 – Current OHP proof

$20 – Current SSI or Veteran proof

Growsite Registration Fee – separate fees paid to the OMMP

$200 – Paid to OMMP


If we are submitting your application for you via Certified Mail, we will need all fees due during your appointment. Fees to OMMP must be paid in Check or Money order and addressed to OMMP and are separate from 1st Step Clinic Fees.

If you are submitting your application yourself, we require our clinic fees and nothing more.

We offer a $25 discount on our clinic costs for patients that qualify for SSI, SNAP, OHP, VA, or are returning 1st step clinic patients.

OMMP discounts – From $200 registration fee

$140 discount with SNAP proof – you pay $60

$150 discount with OHP proof – you pay $50

$180 discount with SSI or Veteran proof – you pay $20

Phone: 971-673-1234
Staff are available from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.


Mailing Address
Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP)

PO Box 14450
Portland, OR 97293-0450

If submitting online, a temporary card may be printed upon completion of approved application. This temporary card is valid for 90 days and can be used while awaiting the arrival of your official OMMP card.

If submitting via Certified Mail, the patient will be issued a receipt letter once their application is received  by OMMP. This receipt has the same legal effect as a registry identification card for 30 days following the date printed on the letter. Once your application is finished being processed, a card will be mailed to you. This may take several weeks. Please do not call to check your status prior to 30 days from the date we receive your application. The processing of applications takes time, and the same staff who review your application also answer the phones. The more calls they receive, the slower they process applications.

“Again First Step Clinic and their team have shown me why I keep returning to them. Called last week left a message and the wonderful Jordin called me back by the end of the day to get the ball rolling. One week later I had my appt. Due to the pandemic I was able to have my appt via tele doc saving me a drive to Salem with the big fat bonus of being able to have my appt safely from inside my own home. Killed it again guys! How convenient you have made this for your peeps especially in such stressful times..Thank you again for everything, truly appreciate your entire team!! Much love!”
– Jamie / Google Review

Card Expiring Soon? Don’t Wait! Schedule in Advance!

We understand that life is busy and it is easy to put things off until the last minute. Well, DON’T WAIT! Schedule with us in advance to ensure a smooth renewal process and avoid a lapse in your status! Our clinic dates are scheduled months ahead for your convenience! The renewal process can take several weeks from start to finish. We cannot rush this process so it is best to stay ahead of the game!

Scheduling ahead is helpful for all parties!

  • Scheduling ahead gives our clinic staff more time to thoroughly review your records and ensure all paperwork is squared away before your appointment!
  • Scheduling ahead gives you, the patient, plenty of time to prepare financially!
    • Spread the cost out over time. Book now & pay deposit, then don’t pay again until clinic day!
  • Scheduling ahead helps ensure an appointment time that fits your schedule!
    • Our clinic appointments fill up quick so book your spot today!

Our upcoming clinic dates can be found below on our Clinic Dates Calendar. If you would like to sign up or contact our clinic, please begin by completing the application below. This application is for 1st Step Clinic and is not an application for OMMP. We will contact you with more information once we have received your application.


February 6, 2023