​​​​​​​​Genetically Handicapped Persons Program

The Genetically Handicapped Persons Program (GHPP) is a health care program for adults with specific genetic diseases. GHPP helps beneficiaries with their health care costs. GHPP works with doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other members of the health care team in providing many types of health services.

To Avoid a Delay in Processing your Application/Renewal:

When submitting a GHPP application, it is very important that you include a copy of your prior year's signed Federal Tax Form 1040. If you are dependent on another person's tax return, that return must be submitted. If you do not submit a completed and signed GHPP application and include all necessary documentation, GHPP staff will not be able to enroll you into the program, renew your program eligibility, or authorize services that are beyond your eligibility period.

Three ways to submit an application and all supporting documentation:

Fax: 916-440-5762
Genetically Handicapped Persons Program
Integrated Sys​tems of Care Division
​MS 4502
P.O. Box 997413
Sacramento, CA 95899-7413 

Contact ​Information:

Eligibility, application, or renewal questions:

Call916-552-9105 or 1-800-639-0597​

Service Authorization Request (SAR) questions:


Did you k​now?

If you are paying for other health care insurance, you may be eligible for reimbursement through the Health Insurance Premium Reimbursement Program.

For more information or to request an application, email ghppeligibility@dhcs.ca.gov. 

Electronic Visit Verificatio​​n (EVV)

For upcoming guidance, trainings, and resources regarding California's EVV impacted programs, please visit DHCS EVV Webpage

Program Overview

Last modified date: 10/7/2022 9:14 AM