Hansen's Disease

Provider Type

  • Physicians
  • Participating Physician Groups (PPG)
  • Hospitals
  • Ancillary

The following information is applicable to San Diego County only.

Health Net covers screening and treatment services for Hansen's Disease (HD) for Medi-Cal members residing in San Diego County.

Health Net collaborates with the local health department (LHD) Hansen's Disease Control program to:

  • Control the spread of HD.
  • Promote access to HD treatment.
  • Establish coordination of care.

Member identification, reporting to the LHD, diagnosis, and multi-drug therapy are standard for treatment and management of HD.

Health Net's participating primary care physicians (PCPs) must report known or suspected cases of HD to the LHD Hansen's Disease Control program (California Code of Regulations (CCR) Title 17, Section 2500) within seven days. Health Net participating PCPs coordinate and collaborate with the LHD for diagnosis, treatment, compliance, and follow-up of members with HD.