Patient handbook

Welcome and thank you for choosing the
Thomas C. Slater Compassion Center.

Welcome and thank you for choosing the Thomas C. Slater Compassion Center.

We are here to help you on your journey to wellness. Here is some helpful information to get you started.

The Slater Center is conveniently located at 1 Corliss St. in Providence, RI, just off Interstate 95. We are open seven days a week - Monday-Friday: Drive Thru 9am-5:30pm, Dispensary 10:30am-7pm; Saturday: Drive Thru and Dispensary 9:30am-6pm; and Sunday Drive Thru and Dispensary 10am-6pm. We offer free parking in a safe, secure onsite parking lot. Our building is accessible for people of all abilities. We also offer online ordering with convenient pickup in our drive thru or inside the dispensary. (Online ordering is not available for approximately one hour before and after the close of business to allow us to fill that day's orders and prepare the menu for the following day.)  

The Thomas C. Slater Compassion Center is committed to providing safe, dignified and affordable access to high-quality medical cannabis for approved patients, with compassionate support to help you feel better and live better – naturally

Our goal is to provide each patient with an exceptional level of personalized care in a safe, welcoming environment. We will respond to your unique needs in a kind, compassionate and confidential manner. We will explain your options and work with you to find the best medicine for you based on your healthcare needs, preferences and desired effects. 

We want to help you feel better so you can live better – naturally. We want to be your choice for wellness and your partner in health.

The Slater Center accepts any patient who has a valid Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Identification (ID) Card or other approved patient documentation from another state. Learn more about obtaining a Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Identification Card on our website.


Medical cannabis patient registration is quick and easy. 

Anyone with a valid Rhode Island Medical Marijuana ID Card or other approved patient documentation from any state can register as a patient to buy cannabis medicine at the Slater Center.

Visit The Slater Center

 Stop by our dispensary during regular business hours. We are open seven days a week. We also offer online ordering.  You can pick up online orders in our drive thru  or in the dispensary.

Show Documentation

Show us your Rhode Island Medical Marijuana ID Card or other state-approved patient documentation from any state, along with an official government-issued photo ID.

Get Approved

Fill out some paperwork to register as a patient at the Slater Center – it only takes a few minutes. You can also download the patient registration form online to complete ahead of time.

Your First Visit

During your first visit to the Slater Center, our friendly and knowledgeable staff members will help you register as a patient so you can purchase your medicine here.

Once you are registered, we will take a few minutes to explain how the center works, the type of medicine available and how we help with your specific needs. We also can answer any general questions you may have.

You will then meet with one of our Patient Advisors, who will recommend medicine tailored to your individual needs, treatment goals and personal preferences.

Our Patient Advisors are extremely knowledgeable about all of our plants and products, as well as treatment options recommended for specific conditions based on scientific and anecdotal evidence. They will work with you to find the best medicine for you, based on your needs, personal preferences and desired effects. They can also explain how long it will take for the medicine to take effect and how long the effects will last.

We also offer one-on-one consultations for more in-depth discussions about your personal needs and the options available to you. Call or stop by to schedule an appointment at a time that’s convenient for you.

Being A Slater Patient

Subsequent Visits

Once registered as a patient, you will need to show your RI Medical Marijuana ID Card or other approved patient documentation and government-issued photo ID each time you visit. You will be checked in at the front desk and allowed into the dispensary to purchase your medicine.

Our Medicine

We have one of the largest selections of medical cannabis on the East Coast including flower, concentrates, edibles, topicals and tinctures.


We use only the finest cannabis grown here at the Slater Center as well as plants grown by a select group of licensed cultivators here in Rhode Island. Each plant is carefully cultivated and cured without the use of harmful pesticides and chemicals.


Our team of professional cultivators stays on top of industry innovations, using sustainable growing techniques, the latest technology and state-of-the-art processes to produce top-quality plants that produce consistent therapeutic effects.


Each plant is hand-cut and hand-crafted into an assortment of cannabis medicines that undergo intensive inspection and testing to ensure they meet our strict guidelines for quality, safety, purity and potency, as well as all state and local regulations.


That’s why the Slater Center is the trusted source for patients seeking high-grade medical cannabis that delivers consistent results for their therapeutic needs.

Visit the menu page on our website to see our complete list of medical cannabis, as well as our daily specials. Or ask our Patient Advisors to help you find the medicine that will be best for you.


THE Slater CEnter FAQS

Learn more by reading some of our patients' frequently asked questions.

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