What is the Genetic Education and Screening for Young Jewish Adults Program?

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What is the Genetic Education and Screening for Young Jewish Adults Program?

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Genetic Education and Screening for Young Jewish Adults is a subsidized genetic screening program offered by the Chicago Center for Jewish Genetic Disorders four times annually, in cooperation with Hillels of Illinois, the Sidney N. Shure Kehilla Program and the Young Leadership Division of the Jewish United Fund. The program is funded by a grant from the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago. Who is eligible for the screening program? In general, individuals of Ashkenazi Jewish descent who have not been screened for these disorders and do not have sufficient insurance coverage for this testing would be eligible for the subsidized screening. Insurance coverage for screening tests varies greatly by company and by plan, so please check with your insurer first. Please contact the Center by writing to jewishgeneticsctr@juf.org or call (312) 357-4718 if your insurer requires a diagnosis or CPT code. In order to determine eligibility for this program, an individual must fill out a regist

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