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Insurance

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 Cynthia Chavez at cynthia@hemosocal.org.

State Resources

Genetically Handicapped Person’s Program (GHPP)

The Genetically Handicapped Persons Program (GHPP) is a health care program for adults with specific genetic diseases including Hemophilia and Von Willebrand Disease. GHPP helps beneficiaries with their health care costs including the cost of medication. GHPP works with doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other members of the health care team in providing many types of health services. Please contact HFSC if you need assistance in filling out the application or if you need assistance in following up on a pending application.

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.

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