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Spina Bifida Program

Spina Bifida Program  

Service Description:

The Pennsylvania Department of Health provides funding to support medical center staff who provide comprehensive medical services to children and adults with Spina Bifida. The department also provides prescription services to children and adults with Spina Bifida.  

Age Eligibility:

Any individual diagnosed with Spina Bifida.          

Criteria for Eligibility:

To be eligible for prescription services, you must meet all of the following criteria:  U.S. citizenship, Pennsylvania residency, medical confirmation of Spina Bifida, lack of monetary resources or health insurance (including Medical Assistance and Children’s Health Insurance Program).  Depending on income, some families may be required to contribute to the cost of their prescriptions. If the eligible individual has prescription coverage, it must be used first.


  • Albert Einstein Medical Center
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Geisinger Medical Center
  • Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
  • St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
  • University of Pittsburgh Physicians

Who to Contact:

If you would like to learn more about the Department of Health’s Spina Bifida Program, please call 717-787-2020.

Bureau of Family Health

Division of Newborn Screening and Genetics

625 Forster St.

H&W Building, 7th Floor East Wing

Harrisburg, PA 17120


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