Genetically Handicapped Persons Program

Economic Assistance
Developmental Disabilities

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The Genetically Handicapped Persons Program provides specialized medical services, for persons age 21 and older, who have been diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, Hemophilia, and/or Sickle Cell disease.

Who may be eligible for this program?

  • This program is for people who are:
    • 21 years of age and older;
    • A Nebraska resident
    • Diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, Hemophilia, or Sickle Cell disease, and have an active individual medical treatment plan; and      
    • Meet financial eligibility based on current regulations.
  • GHPP Flyer

What services may be available through the Genetically Handicapped Persons Program?

Some of the funded services may include:

  • Diagnostic and Consultative Services:  These services may include assistance with locating offices of participating specialists, hospitals, or specialty clinics.
  • Treatment Services:  Funds are used to pay for costs of prior authorized specialized medical treatment related to the eligible diagnosis(es).  Treatment must be in accordance with the individual treatment plan. 

The Genetically Handicapped Persons Program does NOT provide or cover general medical care.

How do I apply for the Genetically Handicapped Persons Program?

Individuals, parents, guardians, agencies, and physicians may refer a child/youth to the Genetically Handicapped Persons Program at any time. You can request an application from any Department of Health and Human Services local office.

Print out an Application and Medical Deductions Worksheet

Applications may be submitted to any Department of Health and Human Services office or to:
Medically Handicapped Children's Program
Department of Health & Human Services
Fax Number
(402) 328-6219
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-5026

For additional information and questions, please contact any of the following locations:​ ​
Lincoln​(402) 471-5379​
North Platte​(308) 530-3087​
Omaha​(402) 595-1056​
Or email questions to