Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease of the mucus glands. It causes chronic, progressive damage to the respiratory system, chronic digestive system problems, and can affect other organs. The signs and symptoms of this disorder are caused by the production of abnormally thick, sticky mucus in the body's organs. Problems with breathing are among the most serious symptoms.

The Adult Cystic Fibrosis Treatment Program provides assistance to Missouri residents who have been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. Services are provided to individuals 21 years of age and over who meet the eligibility criteria of the program. If you are not financially eligible for the program, service coordination is available to help you find providers of service for your condition.