Private Health Insurance vs. Public Health Insurance
Private health insurance can be offered through an employer or can be purchased by individuals. If you are employed, you will have options provided by your employer and can apply or make changes during the annual open enrollment period. Public health insurance is insurance that is subsidized or paid for entirely by public (government) funds (MediCal).
If you are not employed, then you can always apply for public health insurance, MediCal at www.coveredca.com.
If you have any questions regarding private or public health insurance such as MediCal, GHPP and/or CCS, please contact the office at (626)765-6656 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Genetically Handicapped Person’s Program (GHPP)
California Children’s Services
CCS is a State program for children with certain diseases or health problems including Hemophilia and Von Willebrand. Through this program, children up to 21 years old can get the health care and services they need. CCS will connect you with doctors and trained health care people who know how to care for your child with special health care needs. The CCS program also provides diagnostic and treatment services, medical case management, and physical and occupational therapy services to children under age 21 with CCS-eligible medical conditions.
Examples of CCS-eligible conditions include, but are not limited to, chronic medical conditions such as cystic fibrosis, hemophilia, cerebral palsy, heart disease, cancer, traumatic injuries, and infectious diseases producing major sequelae. CCS also provides medical therapy services that are delivered at public schools.