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Food and drug Branch


Telephone Number:

(800) 495-3232



Overnight Mailing Address:

​​California Dept. of Public Health

Food and Drug Branch

1500 Capitol Avenue, MS 7602

Sacramento, CA 95814


Regular Mailing Address:

California Dept. of Public Health

Food and Drug Branch

PO Box 997435, MS 7602

Sacramento, CA 95899-7435


FDB Email Address:

Home Medical Device Retail Program

The Home Medical Device Retail Program's mission is to promote and improve the health and well-being of all California residents and to facilitate the growth and vitality of California home medical device retail product industries, while ensuring that products are not adulterated, misbranded or falsely advertised.

The HMDR program is mandated by Assembly Bill 1496 of the 1999-2000 legislative session. This program licenses California HMDR facilities and registers Out-of-State HMDR facilities. In-State HMDR facilities supply prescription medical devices or durable medical equipment for use in the home to treat acute or chronic illnesses or injuries. Out-of-State HMDR facilities must supply prescription medical devices in order to qualify for the registration. The HMDR program also licenses exemptees that are required to be on staff in lieu of a pharmacist at facilities selling prescription medical devices as described under California and Federal medical device laws.

 Certificates and Licenses

HMDR California Facility License Application:

CDPH 8679

HMDR Out-of-State Facility License Application:

CDPH 8679O

HMDR Exemptee Application:

CDPH 8695

FDB License / Registration Verification Request Form:

CDPH 8707

 Regulations and Statutes

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