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HEALTH INFORMATION BY PHONE

National Center for Complementary and Alternative
Medicine Clearinghouse
(888) 644-6226
(866) 464-3615 (TTY)
(866) 464-3616 (Fax)
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday, except Federal
holidays (Eastern Time)

National Health Information Center
(800) 336-4797
9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Monday–Friday, except Federal
holidays (Eastern time)

National Hispanic Family Health Helpline
(866) SU-FAMILIA (783-2645)
9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern Time)

National Women's Health Information Center
(800) 994-9662
(888) 220-5446 (TDD)
9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Monday–Friday, except Federal
holidays (Eastern time)




                                                     MARCH 2009




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                                                                Advocates for federal policy with regard to issues of health
                                                                care for the homeless, coordinates the staffing of an HCH
WELCOME TO BE WELL!                                             clinicians network, and provides support to local projects.
                                                                http://www.nhchc.org/
Know that you’re not alone in your struggle to find
healthcare and be well while uninsured. There are               NATIONAL RESOURCE CENTER ON HOMELESSNESS
approximately 50 million of us here in the United States,       AND MENTAL ILLNESS
which means one in six people.                                  Has annotated bibliographies and other information on
                                                                mental health and homelessness.
We hope that you will find this booklet and our website to      http://www.nrchmi.samhsa.gov/Default.aspx
be helpful resources for working towards getting what you
need as an uninsured person.                                    2009 FEDERAL POVERTY GUIDELINES

We also know that the health care system as it exists now       Many programs for low-income and/or uninsured people
is seriously lacking. We hope that you’ll consider getting      are based on the federal government’s poverty guidelines:
involved in the many political efforts to improve health care
access for all of us.                                           Number in Family       100% of Federal Poverty Level
                                                                     1                       $10,400
Please feel free to add or edit resource listings or to              2                       $14,000
describe for others your experiences at sites by visiting our        3                       $17,600
website, www.bewellpgh.org, and using the comments                   4                       $21,200
links underneath the various sections.                               5                       $24,800

This project is meant to be a community resource. Let’s         You can do some basic math to calculate income levels for
support each other in being active, informed, and well.         different eligibility requirements: 200% of the poverty level
                                                                = multiply by 2, etc.



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Cover art by Mary Tremonte.


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rashes, asthma attacks , eyeglass prescriptions, referrals
for prescriptions for homeless individuals, vouchers for the   CONTENTS
homeless for external doctor visits in some cases,
transportation to the ER, help in obtaining health
insurance, referrals such as to dentists, mental health        PATIENT BILL OF RIGHTS…………………PAGE 4
clinics, alcohol/drug counseling, local shelters.
                                                               HEALTH INSURANCE OPTIONS………... PAGE 6
WOOD STREET COMMONS - Downtown                                 AFFORDING PRESCRIPTIONS………….. PAGE 9
301 Third Avenue                                               SLIDING SCALE/FREE CLINICS………… PAGE 11
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-765-2532                                                   WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE……………….. PAGE 20
                                                               HEALTH CARE ADVOCACY…………….. PAGE 30
Shelter which offers a nursing station, staffed by a regular
visit from a physician, RN and other specialists to provide    HEALTH WEBSITES…………………………PAGE 32
health screening and overall wellness care.                    PARA LOS ALTAVOCES ESPANOLES/

SALVATION ARMY CRISIS CENTER - Downtown                        SPANISH SPEAKERS……………………….PAGE 33
424 3rd Avenue                                                 MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES…………… PAGE 35
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-394-4817                                                   VISION CARE……………………………….. PAGE 37
                                                               DENTAL CARE……………………………... PAGE 38
Shelter open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Health
                                                               SPECIFIC ILLNESSES………………………PAGE 42
care for residents every other Wednesday at 6pm.
                                                               PAYING FOR HOSPITAL CARE…………. PAGE 46
THE HUB OUTREACH CENTER CLINIC - Strip District
                                                               RESOURCES FOR PEOPLE
26th and Smallman Streets
Pittsburgh, PA 15222                                           WITH DISABILITIES ………..……………….PAGE 46
412-338-088
                                                               RESOURCES FOR SENIORS………………PAGE 49
Open 1st Monday of the month - call and make
appointment.                                                   RESOURCES FOR HOMELESS PEOPLE..PAGE 51
                                                               FEDERAL POVERTY GUIDELINES…….. PAGE 55
Offers general medical services for teens and homeless
people through Healthcare for the Homeless program. No         HEALTH INFO BY PHONE………………... PAGE 56
cost for services.

Entrance is not wheelchair accessible.

NATIONAL HEALTH CARE FOR THE HOMELESS
COUNCIL (NHCHC)

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BILL OF RIGHTS FOR PATIENTS                                        gynecological services through UPMC Magee Women’s
                                                                   Hospital.
Pa. Code § 5100.53 provides for quality health care
accountability and imposes new requirements on managed
care plans operating in the Commonwealth of                        Entrance wheelchair-accessible. Bathroom has handrails.
Pennsylvania. Went into effect on January 1, 1999.
                                                                   BETHLEHEM HAVEN 902 CLINIC – Downtown
Health care providers will usually have a version of this bill     www.bethlehemhaven.org
of rights available on their website. They’re usually              Fifth Avenue Commons
something like this version from UPMC Magee Hospital               905 Watson Street
and can most often be found on the facility website or in          Pittsburgh 15219
the Patient Handbook. Note the PA Department of                    412-391-1348
Health number listed at the end of this policy if you              email: info@bethlehemhaven.org
believe your rights have been violated.
                                                                   Mental health services for homeless individuals.
       You have the right to respectful care given by competent
       staff.                                                      COMMUNITY HUMAN SERVICES CORPORATION
       You have the right to consideration of your personal        374 Lawn Street
       privacy.                                                    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
       You have the right to have all records pertaining to your   412-687-1900
       medical care treated as confidential except as otherwise    www.chscorp.org
       provided by law or third-party contractual arrangements.
       You have a right to know the hospital rules and             The Health Outreach Program provides on-site health care
       regulations that apply to your conduct as a patient.
                                                                   for the homeless at the Jubilee Kitchen, the Wood Street
       You have a right to expect emergency procedures to be
                                                                   Commons, and the Salvation Army Crisis Center:
       implemented without unnecessary delay.
       You have the right to full information about your
       diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis.                        JUBILEE KITCHEN CLINIC - Uptown
       You have the right to be advised of and consent to          2005 Wyandotte St.
       participation in any research program.                      Pittsburgh, PA 15219
       You have the right to refuse any drugs, treatment, or       412-261-5417
       procedure ordered by your physician(s), to the extent       Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30am to 11:00am .
       permitted by law. A physician shall inform you of the
       medical consequences of your refusal of any drug,           Podiatrist visits every 3rd Tuesday of the month. Guests
       treatment, or procedure.
                                                                   should sign up before 10:30am for serious health problems
       You have the right to medical and nursing services, and
                                                                   or lengthy examinations.
       access to available accommodations, without
       discrimination based upon race, color, religion, age,
       disability, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, or    Services Provided: Physicals and examinations, testing
       source of payment.                                          such as for tuberculosis, glucose, cholesterol, and blood
       You have the right to expect good management                pressure , shots for tetanus, flu, and other purposes ,
       techniques to be applied within the hospital.               treatments such as for athletes foot, removing stitches,

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Offers primary care service health clinics through Mercy           When medically permissible, you may be transferred to
Hospital’s Operation Safety Net two days per week for              another facility only after you or a legally authorized
clients or homeless, mentally ill persons.                         individual has consented to the transfer after receiving
                                                                   an explanation concerning the need for and alternatives
                                                                   to such a transfer. The institution to which you are to be
BIRMINGHAM FREE CLINIC - Southside                                 transferred must first have accepted the transfer.
54 South 9th Street                                                You have a right to examine and receive a detailed
Pittsburgh, PA 15203                                               explanation of your bill and counseling on the availability
No website                                                         of financial resources related to health care services.
412-692-4706                                                       You have the right to engage in a hospital-appointed
                                                                   ethics consult.
Monday 6:00 PM-9:00 PM                                             You have the right to appropriate assessment and
Wednesday 1:00 PM-3:30 PM                                          management of pain.
Saturday 10:00 AM-1:00 PM                                          You have the right to initiate an Advance Directive.
                                                                   You have the right to be free from all forms of abuse and
                                                                   harassment, including verbal, physical, psychological,
Serves clients of South Side Salvation Army Programs and
                                                                   sexual, and emotional abuse.
general public who are underinsured and medically                  You have the right to be free of restraint that is not
indigent and/or homeless. Walk -ins only. Suggest coming           medically necessary.
15-30 minutes before start time. Please call prior to clinic       You have the right to consistent, quality care and high
to confirm that session is open. May need to limit number          professional standards that are continually reviewed.
of patients served. Basic primary care. Can refer for other        You have the right to know the name and profession of
medical and social service needs. Some free medications            all health care providers involved in your care.
for uninsured.                                                     Except for emergencies, the physician must obtain the
                                                                   necessary informed consent prior to the start of any
Spanish interpreters available during Saturday hours.              procedure or treatment as required by law.
                                                                   You have the right to assistance in obtaining
                                                                   consultation with another physician at your request and
BETHLEHEM HAVEN CLINIC - Downtown                                  own expense.
www.bethlehemhaven.org                                             You have the right to an interpreter, whenever possible,
Fifth Avenue Commons                                               if you do not speak English.
905 Watson Street                                                  You or your authorized representative have the right,
Pittsburgh 15219                                                   upon request, to have access to all information
412-391-1348 – 24 hrs.                                             contained in your medical records, unless access is
email: info@bethlehemhaven.org                                     specifically restricted by the attending physician for
                                                                   medical reasons. You have the right to a copy of your
Tuesdays 6-9pm                                                     medical record for a reasonable fee.
                                                                   You have a right to expect to be informed on discharge
                                                                   of continuing health care requirements and how to meet
Serves women in a shelter setting. At the Health &                 them.
Wellness Center clients receive medical, podiatry, and             You have a right to access an individual or agency that
dental care through Health Care for the Homeless Program           is authorized to act on your behalf to assert or protect
of Primary Care Health Services and women are provided             the rights set out in this section.

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       You have a right to be informed of your rights at the
       earliest possible moment in the course of your            Anyone 60 years of age or older or disabled residing in
       hospitalization.                                          Allegheny County is eligible. The customer’s letter carrier,
       You have the right to contact the hospital’s Patient      in performing his or her daily rounds, will be alert to an
       Representative at 412-641-4579 to discuss concerns        accumulation of mail which might signify a sudden illness
       you may have regarding your hospital experience. You
                                                                 or accident.
       have a right to prompt resolution to those concerns.
       You have the right to address your concerns regarding a
       violation of your rights to the Pennsylvania Department   UNITED WAY OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY
       of Health at:                                             412-261-6010

Pennsylvania Department of Health                                United Way programs reach out to more than 62,000 local
Division of Acute and Ambulatory Care                            elderly people
Health and Welfare Building
P.O. Box 90
Harrisburg, PA 17108-0090                                        RESOURCES FOR HOMELESS PEOPLE
1-800-254-5164


                                                                 OPERATION SAFETY NET - Downtown
HEALTH INSURANCE OPTIONS
                                                                 Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh
                                                                 1400 Locust Street
MEDICAL ASSISTANCE                                               Pittsburgh PA 15219
                                                                 Phone: 412-232-5739
Consumer Health Coalition at 412-456-1877 can help with          Toll Free: 1-888-492-8950
filling out medical assistance forms and navigating that         http://www.operationsafetynet.net/
system. Pennsylvania Health Law Project has some very
useful information on Medical Assistance in their health         Health care outreach e.g. mobile van services for
care guide at www.phlp.org. Call them for legal assistance       homeless people in the Pittsburgh area, as well as case
at 1-800-274-3258.                                               management and the Wellspring drop-in clinic, which offers
                                                                 health care free of charge.
The best way to know if you qualify for medical assistance
is to apply. Some programs e.g. Charity Care programs at         Street outreach schedule here:
hospitals, require you to apply for and be turned down for
medical assistance before they will consider you for their       http://bewellpgh.wordpress.com/category/health-care-for-
programs. To apply, call your local County Assistance            homeless-people/
Office for an application. The Allegheny County Assistance
Office can be reached at 412-565-2146. For the phone             WELLSPRING CLINIC - Downtown
number for the County Assistance Office in other counties,       903 Watson St.
look in the Blue Pages of your local phone book under            Pittsburgh, PA 15219
                                                                 412-263-2545


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counselors are specially trained volunteers who can               ―State Government‖ and then under ―Public Welfare
answer your questions about Medicare and provide you              Department‖.
with objective, easy-to-understand information about
health insurance. Specifically, APPRISE can answer your           You can also apply online for medical assistance (as well
questions about Medicare, Medicare Supplemental                   as food stamps, cash benefits...) through the COMPASS
Insurance, Medicaid, and Long-Term Care Insurance. You            website at:
can obtain pamphlets and brochures that explain your
benefits and rights under these various health insurance          www.compass.state.pa.us
programs.
                                                                  AdultBasic
For more information on APPRISE, contact Family
Services of Western Pennsylvania at 412-661-1438, or              AdultBasic was launched in 2002 to cover the basic
email - mckendreew@fswp.org.                                      healthcare needs of Pennsylvanians age 19-64 who have
                                                                  no health insurance and who meet certain eligibility
All services are free and all information is kept confidential.   requirements.
AGE WELL PITTSBURGH                                               Eligibility Requirements:
412-422-0400
www.agewellpgh.org
Email: agewell@jfcspgh.org
                                                                  • You are between the ages of 19 and 64;
                                                                  • You do not have any other healthcare coverage
Provides services regardless of age and client’s ability to
                                                                  (including Medicaid or Medicare;
pay.
                                                                  • You have been without health insurance for 90 days prior
                                                                  to enrollment, except if you or your spouse lost health
One-stop resource that links older adults, their family
                                                                  insurance coverage because you are no longer employed;
members, friends and caregivers to solutions for issues
                                                                  • Your family income is below certain income limits (see
related to aging.
                                                                  table below)
                                                                  • You are a resident of Pennsylvania for at least 90 days
Services include Recreational, social and health and
                                                                  prior to enrollment; and
wellness activities, Geriatric assessment, Care
                                                                  • You have U.S. citizenship or permanent legal alien
management, Adult day services, In-home caregiver
                                                                  status.
services, Assisted living, nursing, outpatient rehabilitation
or other residential care options, Transportation, Lunch
                                                                  Family Size/Income Limits
programs, food pantry, or home-delivered meals,
Counseling and caregiver support groups, Mental health,
                                                                  1     $5,100   -   $21,660
Home safety, Congregate meal, Vocational services and
                                                                  2     $5,300   -   $29,140
Personal emergency response.
                                                                  3     $5,600   -   $36,620
                                                                  4     $6,800   -   $44,100
CARRIER ALERT
                                                                  5     $8,100   -   $51,580
412-350-5460

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6     $9,100 - $59,060                                          inclusion of people with disabilities in the community and
                                                                empowerment through self-advocacy.
* based on 2009 Federal Poverty Income Guidelines
                                                                DRNPA provides free legal assistance to persons who
How Do I Apply to the adultBasic Program?                       experience discrimination based on their disability or who
                                                                are wrongfully denied access to disability-related services.
Option 1. Apply via the web at                                  DRN also provides technical assistance on legal issues to
https://www.humanservices.state.pa.us/compass/CMHOM.            attorneys and others and provides education and training
aspx.                                                           on a variety of issues to consumers, families, advocates
Option 2. Apply over the phone. Call 1-800-GO-.BASIC.           and professionals.
Option 3. Apply through the mail! Call 1-800-GO-BASIC to
receive a paper application.
                                                                RESOURCES FOR SENIORS
THE WAIT FOR ADULTBASIC CAN BE VERY LONG.
                                                                SENIOR CITIZEN’S GUIDE SENIOR HEALTH
HEALTH INSURANCE FOR PENNSYLVANIA                               RESOURCES IN PITTSBURGH
RESIDENTS
                                                                http://www.seniorcitizensguide.com/pgh/health.htm
Information for consumers on insurance in PA. Terms, tips,
etc. You can also file a complaint against a PA insurance       MEDICAL ASSISTANCE TRANSPORTATION
provider on this site.                                          PROGRAM (MATP)

http://www.ins.state.pa.us                                      Medical Assistance Transportation Program provides non-
                                                                emergency medical transportation to residents of
HEALTHINSURANCE.ORG                                             Allegheny County who have a valid Pennsylvania ACCESS
                                                                ( Medical Assistance) Card. MATP provides transportation
Provides info and offers quotes on various health               for purposes of receiving medical services — for meeting
insurance plans. Does not include Highmark Blue Cross           both physical (dental, prescriptions, doctor visits, hospital
Blue Shield plans.                                              visits, etc.) and behavioral health (Mental Health, Drug and
                                                                Alcohol, etc) needs. Professional, friendly staff will assist
http://www.healthinsurance.org/                                 you and explain all the procedures for enrolling in the
                                                                program and for getting help.
HIGHMARK BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD SPECIAL
CARE                                                            1-888-547-MATP (6287)

Low-cost, basic health coverage for those who meet              APPRISE HEALTH INSURANCE COUNSELING
income requirements. Information is difficult to find online,   PROGRAM
call for information: 1-800-876-7639.
                                                                APPRISE is a free health insurance counseling program
                                                                designed to help Pennsylvanians with Medicare. APPRISE

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losing their health benefits. You can still receive social     Family Size           Income
security and be eligible for the program.                      Family of One         $20,800
                                                               Two                   $28,000
To be eligible you must:
Be between the ages of 16 and 64                               Monthly Premium
Be employed at least one hour per month and receiving          One person            $134.70
compensation                                                   Two adults            $269.30
Be mentally, physically, or developmentally disabled (You
do not have to receive SSDI)                                   Children would be covered under CHiP if parents are
Have countable income less that $2,128 (Single) $2,853         eligible.
(Married) per month
Have less than $10,000 in resources                            Does not cover prescriptions or mental health care. 12-
                                                               month pre-existing condition clause. No deductible. $10
Call the Consumer Health Coalition for more info or help       copy per doctor visit, covers 4 visits per year, covers
with application process at 412-456-1877 x200.                 emergency care, 21 days inpatient hospital stay, maternity
                                                               care, gynecological care. Call for additional info.

PENNSYLVANIA’S ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY                            AFFORDING PRESCRIPTIONS
LENDING LIBRARY
                                                               CHECK IF THERE IS A GENERIC COUNTERPART FOR
Pennsylvania’s Assistive Technology Lending Library (AT        YOUR MEDICATION
Lending Library) is a statewide program, which enables         This website tells you if your prescription medication has a
people with disabilities and older Pennsylvanians to try out   generic counterpart! (Copays on generic meds usually cost
assistive technology devices and equipment prior to            less.)
purchase.
Contact: AT Lending Library 877-722-8536 (voice), 800-         Electronic Orange Book - www.fda.gov/cder/ob/
204-7428 (voice), or 800-750-7428 (TTY)
                                                               GIANT EAGLE $4 or $10 GENERIC PRESCRIPTIONS
DISABILITY RIGHTS NETWORK OF PA
1901 Law & Finance Building                                    Visit a Giant Eagle pharmacy or enroll online at
429 Fourth Avenue                                              www.gianteagle.com. You can get a 30-day supply for $4
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1505                                      or a 90-day supply for $10 of the generic medications on
drnpa-pgh@drnpa.org (email)                                    their list.
www.drnpa.org(website)
                                                               PATIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
DRNPA is the federally mandated,independent, non-profit
agency in Pennsylvania that protects and advocates for         NEEDY MEDS
the rights of people with disabilities. DRN provides
consumers with assistance to remedy rights violations
including abuse and neglect. DRN is committed to the

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―A resource for people who cannot afford medicine or other
healthcare costs, NeedyMeds has information on nearly
800 programs.‖                                                 HEALTH CARE CENTER FOR WOMEN WITH
                                                               DISABILITIES
Includes:                                                      Magee-Womens Hospital
- Drug list – look for the medication that you need on the     300 Halket Street
list and then find programs listed that might provide you      Pittsburgh, PA 15213
with that med.                                                 412-641-4030
- Program list – look up the name of the company that          www.magee.edu
produces your medication and see if they have a patient        Mondays 9am-11am mammography only
assistance program.                                            Thursday, Friday 12:30pm-5pm
- Patient Assistance Program forms list – look up the
company/program name and download the patient                  SERVICES OFFERED: obstetrics, gynecology,
assistance program form instead of waiting for them to mail    mammography, bone scans, referrals
one to you.                                                    FEES/DISCOUNTS FOR UNINSURED PATIENTS:
And more.                                                      Sliding fee scale/ eligibility for services based on family
                                                               size and income
http://www.needymeds.com                                       ACCESSIBILITY INFO: Yes, universally accessible tables,
                                                               wheelchair scale, hoyer lift, hydraulic stretcher
If you don’t find your medication or medication
manufacturer on their list, try contacting the manufacturer    THREE RIVERS CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING
of your medication yourself and asking them if they can        (TRCIL)
help you.                                                      900 Rebecca Avenue
                                                               Pittsburgh, PA 15221-2938
DISCOUNT MAIL-ORDER MEDICATION SERVICES
                                                               A Center for Independent Living (CIL) is a non-residential,
                                                               non-profit, community-based human service agency. Its
RX OUTREACH
                                                               purpose is to enable people with disabilities to lead self-
                                                               directed and productive lives within the community.
Express Scripts Specialty Distribution Services, Inc.
PO Box 66536 . Saint Louis, MO 63166-6536                      For health care information and referrals related to living
1-800-769-3880                                                 with a disability, call Cindy Williams at (412) 371-7700,
                                                               TTY (412) 371-6230, or email her at cwilliams@trcil.org
The program currently provides more than 360 FDA-
approved generic. Also have birth control pills.               MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FOR WORKERS WITH
                                                               DISABILITIES (MAWD)
Individuals whose income is $31,200 a year or less are
eligible. Income limit for two persons is $42,000, three       The MAWD program gives individuals with illness or
people $52,800. No cost to join. Fee is $20, $30, or $40 for   disability the opportunity to go back to work without fear of
each 90-day supply depending on the medication.

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Financial assistance for low-income Pennsylvanians with
costs related to dialysis, kidney transplant, medical             http://www.rxoutreach.com/en/
services related to End Stage Renal Disease and some
pharmaceuticals related to treatment of End Stage Renal           Many family health care centers have pharmacies onsite
Disease.                                                          which can offer prescriptions at a low or sliding scale rate.

PAYING FOR HOSPITAL AND DOCTORS’ BILLS                            SLIDING SCALE/FREE CLINICS

Pittsburgh hospitals have patient assistance programs to          BIRMINGHAM CLINIC
help low-income, uninsured patients pay hospital bills.           Salvation Army complex
They often do NOT offer this information. Ask! These              Location: 44 South 9th Street; entrance near the Salvation
programs are called charity care, patient assistance,             Army Thrift Store parking lot
financial assistance… If you apply and are denied, contact        Pittsburgh, PA 15203
a consumer health advocacy organization such as the               412-692-4706
Pennsylvania Health Law Project listed in this booklet to
appeal.                                                           Monday 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
                                                                  Wednesday 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Call for income guidelines and application procedures.            Saturday 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

MERCY HOSPITAL MERCY CARE                                         Walk-ins only. We do NOT see patients who currently
412-232-5759                                                      have any form of health insurance or who are eligible for
                                                                  Medicaid. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before start
UPMC FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM                                 time as the clinic fills up very quickly. Clinic usually needs
1-800-854-1745                                                    to limit number of patients served.
WEST PENN ALLEGHENY CHARITY CARE                                  Basic primary care. Can refer for other medical and social
1-800-547-0540                                                    service needs. Some free medications for uninsured.

                                                                  Wheelchair-accessible.
RESOURCES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
                                                                  METRO FAMILY PRACTICE
ACCESSIBLE GYNECOLOGICAL TABLES                                   901 B West Street
Adagio Health locations downtown and in East liberty have         Wilkinsburg, PA 15221
accessible gynecological tables (with a lift for women with       412-247-2310
physical disabilities that make it difficult for them to access   www.metrofamilypractice.org
standard tables). Catholic Charities Health Center and the        830 to 430 Monday - Thursday - Friday
Squirrel Hill Health Center also have accessible tables.          Extended Hours 830 - 630 Tuesday - Wednesday
See Women’s Health section. See Magee Center for
Women with Disabilities below as well.

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Healthcare for all people, of all ages with expertise in:      basis. Patients take a number on admission and are seen
Family-centered maternity care, including doula services,      in order. HIV testing and counseling is available upon
women's health, geriatrics, HIV/AIDS care, lesbian, gay,       request to STD patients; high-risk patients are encouraged
                                                               to be tested.
bisexual and transgender care.
                                                               AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
Sliding fee scale is available for those who not have health   320 Bilmar Drive
insurance.                                                     Pittsburgh, PA 15205
                                                               (888)227-5445
Alternate, wheelchair-accessible entrance available.           www.cancer.org
Bathroom has handrails.
                                                               Public and professional education through programs,
EAST END COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER                               speakers, films, literature and seminars. The Patient
117 North Negley Ave                                           Service Dept. may provide assistance with medication
Pittsburgh 15206                                               costs, transportation, home-care equipment, information
412.404.4000                                                   and referrals.

Family practice. Gynecological care.                           AMERICAN RESPIRATORY ALLIANCE
                                                               Cranberry Professional Park
Sliding fee scale based on income for uninsured patients.      201 Smith Dr. Ste. E
                                                               Cranberry Twp., PA 16066
Entrance wheelchair-accessible. Bathroom has handrails.        Phone: (724) 772-1750
                                                               www.healthylungs.org
WILKINSBURG FAMILY HEALTH CENTER
Hosanna House                                                  The American Respiratory Alliance of Western
807 Wallace Ave.                                               Pennsylvania provides adults with chronic obstructive
Pittsburgh, PA 15221                                           pulmonary disease with a broad range of services
412-247-5216                                                   including the Breathing Partners support group, cold
M-F 8:30-4:30                                                  weather masks, educational seminars, an award-winning
                                                               manual for coping with lung disease, a lending library,
Appointment required. Primary care services for all ages       emergency assistance with medications, oxygen and
plus gynecological and podiatry care offered with sliding      breathing equipment.
fee scale based on income. Part of Primary Care Health
Services, partners with Allegheny Department of Health to      PA DEPT. OF HEALTH CHRONIC RENAL DISEASE
provide maternal/childcare. Does free pregnancy testing,       PROGRAM
helps with WIC applications and provides free WIC re-          Administrative Office
certifications.                                                P.O. Box 90
                                                               Harrisburg, PA 17108
Entrance wheelchair-accessible. Bathroom has handrails.        Phone: (800) 225-7223


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THE POSITIVE HEALTH CLINIC
320 East North Avenue                                          PRIMARY CARE HEALTH SERVICES, INC.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212                                           BRADDOCK FAMILY HEALTH CENTER
To make an appointment please call 412.359.3360.               404 Braddock Ave.
If you need to speak with our clinical social worker, please   Braddock, PA 1510
call 412.359.4984.                                             412-351-6300

The Positive Health Clinic of Allegheny General Hospital is    Pregnancy testing, family planning, obstetrics, podiatry,
dedicated to healing, caring for, and educating our patients   minor surgery, complete X-rays, EKGs, laboratory
in an environment in which employees and physicians            services, adult medicine, physical exams, pediatrics,
strive to meet and respect the complex needs of people         including early screening and immunizations, complete
living with HIV and the needs of their families and loved      dental services, mental health component, including
ones.                                                          psychiatric and psychological services, pharmacy, social
                                                               services, health education, and transportation in selected
Most insurance plans accepted. The clinic also receives        cases. Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program provides
federal funds that assist individuals who do not have          sexuality education to community groups.
adequate insurance to pay for their healthcare. Our staff
will help you with financial issues related to your care.      EAST LIBERTY FAMILY HEALTH CARE CENTER
The clinic offers support in the form of patient advocates,    6023 Harvard Street
social work needs, and comprehensive health care for           Pittsburgh, PA 15206
those living with HIV.                                         Phone: (412) 661-2802

ALLEGHENY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT - STD                       General family practice, well-woman and gynecological
CLINIC                                                         care, well-child and pediatric care, adolescent health care,
3441 Forbes Avenue                                             pastoral care, regular monitoring of the chronically ill, home
Pittsburgh, PA 15213                                           health care, health screening, dental care, health
Phone: 412.578.8080                                            education programs and patient advocacy. Christian
http://www.achd.net/std/pubs/htm/main.htm                      orientation. May ask if you would like to pray in waiting
                                                               room but prayer not required.
The clinic operates five days, including one evening clinic.
It is staffed by nurses, public health assistants, disease     Sliding fee scale for uninsured patients.
intervention specialists, and clerical personnel. The clinic
provides free and confidential examinations and treatment.     Entrance is wheelchair-accessible. Bathroom has
Tests are routinely done for syphilis, gonorrhea, and          handrails.
chlamydia. Other STD tests are performed depending on
the patient symptoms. Laboratory services are provided by      HILLTOP COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE CENTER
the County Department of Laboratories, which is located in     317 Climax Street
the same building, often allowing for same day diagnosis.      Pittsburgh , PA 15210
The clinic also offers Hep.B vaccinations to patients          (412) 431-3520
receiving a full STD exam. The clinic is run on a walk-in

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The Hilltop Community Healthcare Center is a federally         Gay and Lesbian Community Center (GLCC)
funded health clinic caring for the underserved populations    5808 Forward Avenue, Squirrel Hill
living in the hilltop communities. The center was              Thursdays from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
established in 2004, and has served as an institution          Rapid HIV testing available
amongst South Pittsburgh neighborhoods ever since. They        (412) 422-0114
provide services to all ages regardless of insurance status.
Primary care for children and adults. Gynecological care.       Miryam's (open to the public)
Podiatrist once per week. Do own lab work.                     1410 Fifth Avenue, Uptown
                                                               Third Thursday of the month from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sliding fee scale for uninsured patients.                      Rapid HIV testing available
                                                               (412) 471-0155
Entrance wheelchair-accessible. Bathroom has handrails.        Pittsburgh Eagle (bar and club)
                                                               1740 Eckert Street, North Side
PRIMARY CARE HEALTH SERVICES, INC.                             First Saturday of each month from 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
HAZELWOOD FAMILY HEALTH CENTER                                 No Rapid HIV testing available
4918 Second Avenue                                             412-766-7222
Pittsburgh, PA 15207
Phone: (412) 422-9520                                          The Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force offers comprehensive,
                                                               seamless support services to those living with HIV/AIDS.
Primary medical care, gynecology, family planning,             As HIV/AIDS issues continue to evolve, PATF adjusts its
podiatry and pediatrics.                                       programs and services to meet the most imperative needs
                                                               of our clients.
Sliding fee scale based on income for uninsured patients.
                                                               Services include:
Entrance wheelchair-accessible. Bathroom has handrails.
                                                                       Case Management
PRIMARY CARE HEALTH SERVICES, INC.                                     HUD Supportive Housing Program
HILL HOUSE HEALTH CENTER                                               Transportation
1835 Centre Ave.                                                       Food Pantry
Pittsburgh, PA 15219                                                   Nutritional Supplements
Phone: (412) 261-0937                                                  Emergency Funds
                                                                       Legal Services
Pregnancy testing, family planning, obstetrics, podiatry,              Support Groups
minor surgery, EKGs, laboratory services, adult medicine,
physical exams, pediatrics including early screening and       If you are HIV+ or AIDS diagnosed and would like to
immunizations, complete dental services, mental health         receive any of these services from PATF, please call 412-
through WPIC including psychiatric and psychological           345-7456 or email us at info@patf.org.
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Cleanings, Fillings, Single Crowns, Root Canals,              Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program provides sexuality
Extractions, Partial & Full Dentures, Periodontal             education to community groups.
Treatment.
                                                              Sliding fee scale based on income for uninsured patients.
PRIMARY CARE HEALTH SERVICES, INC.
HILL HOUSE HEALTH CENTER                                      Entrance wheelchair-accessible. Bathroom (in Hill House
1835 Center Avenue                                            main building) has handrails.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 261-0937                                                PRIMARY CARE HEALTH SERVICES, INC.
                                                              CENTER CITY HEALTH CENTER
General dentistry, oral surgery, orthodontics, endodontics,   2827 Bedford Ave.
periodontics and prosthodontics. Care will be provided to     Pittsburgh, PA 15219
anyone in need. Contact the center for information on         Phone: (412) 687-1250 - disconnected
accepted insurance plans or other payment methods.
                                                              General medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, health
SPECIFIC ILLNESSES                                            screening, minor surgery, pediatrics, podiatry, sickle cell
                                                              screening, pediatric screening,
THE PITTSBURGH AIDS TASK FORCE                                immunizations, complete laboratory tests, pre-marital
                                                              exams, and dental services.
The Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force offers the only free,
anonymous, community-based HIV testing in the region. If      Sliding fee scale based on income for uninsured patients.
you would like to take an HIV test, here are the locations
and schedules. NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY.                      PRIMARY CARE HEALTH SERVICES, INC.
                                                              STEEL VALLEY HEALTH CENTER
Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force                                    1800 West St.
5913 Penn Avenue, Second Floor                                Suite 110
Pittsburgh, PA 15206                                          Homestead, PA 15120-1504
412-345-7456                                                  Phone: (412) 461-3863
www.patf.org
                                                              Podiatry, EKGs, laboratory services, adult medicine,
                                                              physical exams.
Testing Hours:
Monday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.                                Sliding fee scale based on income for uninsured patients.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.                             Entrance wheelchair-accessible. Bathroom has handrails.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.                                PRIMARY CARE HEALTH SERVICES, INC.
                                                              ALMA ILLERY MEDICAL CENTER
Off-site Testing Locations                                    7227 Hamilton Ave.


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Pittsburgh, PA 15208                                         STO-ROX NEIGHBORHOOD FAMILY HEALTH CENTER
Phone: (412) 244-4700                                        710 Thompson Avenue
                                                             McKees Rocks, PA 15136
Pregnancy testing, family planning, obstetrics, podiatry,    412-771-6460
complete X-rays, EKGs, laboratory services, adult
medicine, physical exams, pediatrics including early         Services — general dentistry, oral surgery and
screening and immunizations, complete dental services,       periodontics
mental health component for children including psychiatric   Patient Eligibility — care will be provided to anyone in need
and psychological services, pharmacy, social services,       Fees — contact the center for information on accepted
health education, and transportation in selected cases.      insurance plans or other payment options
                                                             Area Served — McKees Rocks Borough and Stowe
Sliding fee scale based on income for uninsured patients.    Township

Entrance not wheelchair-accessible.                          UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SCHOOL OF DENTAL
                                                             MEDICINE STUDENT DENTAL CLINIC
STO-ROX NEIGHBORHOOD FAMILY HEALTH CENTER                    3501 Terrace Street, Salk Hall
710 Thompson Avenue                                          Pittsburgh, PA 15261
McKees Rocks, PA 15136                                       412-648-8616
Phone: (412) 771-6462
                                                             Services — All, including a walk-in emergency clinic
Family health and dental care including family medicine,     Patient Eligibility — No criteria
pediatrics, ophthalmology, podiatry, social services,        Fees — Fee for service, some procedures require a down
obstetrics/gynecology, and                                   payment
nutrition services.                                          Medical Assistance and other insurances are accepted
                                                             Reduced fees area available for low-income patients
Sliding fee scale based on income for uninsured patients.    Emergency services have different fees
                                                             Area Served — Allegheny County
Entrance wheelchair-accessible. Bathroom has handrails.
                                                             CATHOLIC CHARITIES FREE HEALTH CARE CENTER
PRIMARY CARE HEALTH SERVICES, INC.                           212 Ninth Street
MCKEESPORT FAMILY HEALTH CTR.                                Pittsburgh, PA 15222
3627 Lysle Boulevard                                         412-456-6911
McKeesport, PA 15132                                         Monday-Friday 9am-4pm
Phone: (412) 664-4112                                        Patients are seen by appointment only.

Medical, podiatry, pediatric services.                       Free care regardless of patient’s religious orientation.

Sliding fee scale based on income for uninsured patients.    To receive free medical or dental services, you must first
                                                             be determined eligible for care. If you qualify, these dental
                                                             services may be available to you: Exams and Xrays,

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EAST LIBERTY FAMILY HEALTH SERVICES                             Entrance wheelchair-accessible. Bathroom does not have
6023 Harvard Street                                             handrails.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
412-361-8284 (Administrative office)                            NORTH SIDE CHRISTIAN HEALTH CARE CENTER
412-661-2802 (Appointments)                                     816 Middle St.
                                                                Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Services — general dentistry                                    Phone: (412) 321-4001
Patient Eligibility — care will be provided to anyone in need   www.nschc.org
Fees — contact the center for information on accepted
insurance plans or other payment options                        Provides primary care medical services ranging from
Area Served — Pittsburgh and the surrounding area (Note:        pediatric to geriatric care. Accepts third party payments
bus tickets are furnished upon request)                         including Medical Assistance, Gateway, Unison, UPMC for
                                                                Life and Access. Home visits to homebound elderly
PRIMARY HEALTH SERVICES - MANCHESTER                            available. Prayer offered but not required.
HEALTH CENTER                                                   Sliding fee scale from between $10 and $50 based on
1014 Sheffield Street                                           income for uninsured patients.
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
412-231-6700                                                    Entrance wheelchair-accessible. Bathroom has handrails.

Services — general dentistry, oral surgery, orthodontics,       NORTH SIDE CHRISTIAN HEALTH CARE CENTER at
endodontics and periodontics                                    Northview Heights
Patient Eligibility — will provide care to anyone in need       525 Mt. Pleasant Road
Fees — contact the center for information on accepted           Pittsburgh, PA 15214
insurance plans and other payment options                       Phone: (412) 322-7500
                                                                www.nschc.org
PRIMARY HEALTH SERVICES - RANKIN FAMILY
HEALTH FACILITY                                                 Provides primary care medical services ranging from
300 Rankin Boulevard                                            pediatric to geriatric care. Accepts third party payments
Rankin, PA 15104                                                including Medical Assistance, Gateway, Unison, UPMC for
412-351-4555                                                    Life and Access. Home visits to homebound elderly
                                                                available. Prayer offered but not required.
Services — general dentistry, oral surgery, orthodontics,       Sliding fee scale from between $10 and $50 based on
endodontics, periodontics and prosthodontics                    income for uninsured patients.
Patient Eligibility — care will be provided to anyone in need
Fees — contact the center for information on accepted           Entrance wheelchair-accessible. Bathroom has handrails.
insurance plans or other payment methods
Area Served — southeastern Allegheny County                     PRIMARY CARE HEALTH SERVICES, INC.
                                                                MANCHESTER HEALTH CENTER
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Pittsburgh, PA 15233                                          has free/reduced-fee clinic directory, resource center and
Phone: (412) 231-6700                                         more. The following clinics were listed in their free/low-cost
                                                              directory:
General medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, health
screening, minor surgery, pediatrics, podiatry, sickle cell   PRIMARY CARE HEALTH SERVICES - ALMA ILLERY
screening, pediatric screening, immunizations, complete       MEDICAL CENTER
laboratory tests, pre-marital exams, and dental services.     7227 Hamilton Avenue
                                                              Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Sliding fee scale based on income for uninsured patients.     412-244-4700

COMMUNITY HUMAN SERVICES CORP.                                Services — general dentistry, oral surgery, orthodontics,
HEALTH CENTER                                                 endodontics, periodontics and prosthodontics
374 Lawn St.                                                  Patient Eligibility — care will be provided to anyone in need
Pittsburgh, PA 15213                                          Fees — contact the center for information on accepted
Phone: (412) 621-4708                                         insurance plans or other payment options
www.chscorp.org
                                                              DONATED DENTAL SERVICES - WESTERN PA
Tuesday evening clinic for adult and child health care.       907 West Street, 2nd Floor
Prefer that people call for an appointment. 6- close.         Pittsburgh, PA 15221
                                                              412-243-4866
$20 charge if uninsured.                                      412-683-9158 fax
                                                              888-683-9158
Sliding fee scale based on income for uninsured patients.
                                                              Services — major dental treatment, including oral surgery,
Entrance wheelchair-accessible. Bathroom has handrails.       periodontics, orthodontics, endodontics, prosthodontics
                                                              Patient Eligibility — senior citizens and disabled or
UPMC HEALTH SYSTEM                                            chronically ill children and adults who have demonstrated a
MATILDA H.THEISS CENTER                                       financial need (uses 150% of the poverty level = currently
373 Burrows St.                                               approximately $15,600/yr for an individual); no dental
Pittsburgh, PA 15213                                          insurance; no significant savings; must require major
Phone: (412) 383-1550                                         dental treatment
                                                              Fees — free
Comprehensive family and dental medicine, social              Area Served — Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford,
services, daycare facility, and food pantry.                  Blair, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clarion,
                                                              Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Greene,
                                                              Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean,
Proof of income is required for uninsured patients.
                                                              Mercer, Potter, Somerset, Venango, Warren, Washington
Payment of small fee for each visit is expected.
                                                              and Westmoreland counties
PRIMARY CARE HEALTH SERVICES, INC.

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The American Optometric Association (AOA) and The              RANKIN FAMILY HEALTH FACILITY
Vision Care Institute of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care,        300 Rankin Blvd.
Inc., have partnered to create InfantSEE®, a no-cost public    Rankin, PA 15104
health program developed to provide professional eye care      Phone: (412) 351-4555
for infants nationwide. Optometrists will provide a free,
one-time, comprehensive eye exam to infants in their first     Family practice, minor surgery, general physicals, podiatry,
year of life.                                                  pediatrics, pregnancy tests, laboratory tests, obstetrics,
                                                               gynecological exams, and dental services.
VISION USA
243 North Lindbergh Blvd.                                      Sliding fee scale based on income for uninsured patients.
St. Louis, MO 63141
1-800-766-4466                                                 AC HEALTH DEPARTMENT CARSON ST. FAMILY
Fax: 314/991-4101                                              HEALTH CENTER
E-mail: visionusa@aoa.org                                      MAUL BUILDING
http://www.aoa.org                                             1700 East Carson St.
                                                               Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Qualified low-income workers without eye/vision insurance      Phone: (412) 431-6770
and their families who are matched to doctors of optometry     www.county.allegheny.pa.us/achd
in their area will receive free eye care from participating
optometrists. Both children and adults are included in the     Checkups, immunizations, and health counseling.
program. Exams may be limited on a first-come, first
served basis in some areas.                                    PRIMARY CARE HEALTH SERVICES, INC.
                                                               WEST END HEALTH CENTER
Here are the general eligibility requirements, although they   415 Neptune
may vary by state. To receive free services, individuals       Pittsburgh, PA 15220
must:                                                          Phone: (412) 921-7200

    - Have a job or live in a household where there is one     General medicine, physical and gynecological
    working member;                                            examinations, pre-marital physicals and laboratory tests,
    - Have no vision insurance (this may include               obstetrical services, pediatric screening and care, podiatry,
    Medicare/Medicaid);                                        and immunizations.
    - Have income below an established level based on
    household size; and                                        Sliding fee scale based on income for uninsured patients.
    - Not have had an eye exam within 2 years.
                                                               Call for accessibility information.
DENTAL CARE
                                                               SQUIRREL HILL HEALTH CENTER
http://www.padental.org                                        200 JHF Drive


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Pittsburgh, PA 15217                                           assessments, consultation, and long-term and short-term
412-422-7442                                                   counseling services for individuals, couples, families and
www.squirrelhillhealthcenter.org                               groups.

Comprehensive primary and preventive health services           Our staff is committed to sensitive and confidential work
including: Family medicine, Pediatrics, Internal medicine,     with each of our clients. Our services are open to
Geriatrics, OB/Gyn, Family planning, Immunizations, Lab        individuals of all ages, as well as families and
services, Mental health services, Case management,             organizations that are in need of psychological assistance.
House calls, and Language translation services.
                                                               Counseling services are covered by many major insurers,
Evening and weekend hours available.                           HMO's, Medicare and Medical Assistance. Sliding scale
                                                               fees are offered for those without insurance.
Sliding fee scale
                                                               Call us for a confidential consultation at 412-521-3800.
CATHOLIC CHARITIES FREE HEALTH CARE CENTER
212 Ninth Street                                               NAMI
Pittsburgh, PA 15222                                           SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA
412-456-6911                                                   105 Braunlich Drive
Monday-Friday 9am-4pm                                          Suite 200 McKnight Plaza
Patients are seen by appointment only.                         Pittsburgh, PA 15237
                                                               412-366-3788
Free care, regardless of patient’s religious orientation.      1-888-264-7972
                                                               info@namiswpa.org
To receive free medical or dental services, you must first     http://www.namiswpa.org/content/index.php
be determined eligible for care. If you qualify, medical,
dental, vision and/or specialty services may be available to   NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania is a regional grassroots
you.                                                           organization dedicated to helping families and individuals
                                                               affected by mental illness achieve lives of quality and
WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE                                            respect, through education and advocacy that supports
                                                               recovery. Contact them for information on support groups,
HEALTH CARE CENTER FOR WOMEN WITH
                                                               workshops and ways to get involved in their political action
DISABILITIES
                                                               work.
Magee-Womens Hospital
300 Halket Street                                              VISION CARE
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-641-4030
                                                               InfantSEE
www.magee.edu
Mondays 9am-11am mammography only
Thursday, Friday 12:30pm-5pm                                   www.infantsee.org
                                                               888) 396-EYES (3937)

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For EMERGENCY mental health or drug & alcohol                 SERVICES OFFERED: obstetrics, gynecology,
services call the                                             mammography, bone scans, referrals
ALLEGHENY CRISIS EMERGENCY SERVICES (ACES)                    FEES/DISCOUNTS FOR UNINSURED PATIENTS:
at 1-888-424-2287                                             Sliding fee scale/ eligibility for services based on family
                                                              size and income
Or CONTACT Pittsburgh                                         ACCESSIBILITY INFO: Yes, universally accessible tables,
                                                              wheelchair scale, hoyer lift, hydraulic stretcher
CONTACT Pittsburgh offers immediate emotional support
by telephone volunteers trained to help people of all ages
who may be suicidal, in emotional distress, or in need of     SELECT PROGRAM FOR WOMEN
reassurance, information, or referral services.
                                                              Family planning services available to both uninsured and
www.contactpgh.org                                            underinsured women who are:
412-820-0100
                                                                      A woman
DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY PSYCHOLOGY CLINIC                                 Between the ages of 18-44
                                                                      Not pregnant or sterilized
At the Duquesne Psychology Clinic (downtown) you can                  Income eligible, at or below 185 percent of the
see doctoral level therapists for very low fees. Students             Federal Income Poverty Guidelines (see below).
can be seen for $10 per session and everyone else's fee is            A United States citizen or individual with
based on his/her income ($1 for every $1000 you make per              satisfactory immigration status, and able to present
year). They will reduce fees even further for those under             identification.
special financial strain. Check out their website                     With no, or limited, health insurance
(www.psychologyclinic.duq.edu) or call (412-396-6562) for
more information.                                             You may be eligible for SelectPlan for Women benefits:

JEWISH FAMILY AND CHILDREN'S SERVICES                                 If you have insurance but it does not cover all your
5743 Bartlett Street                                                  family planning needs
Pittsburgh PA 15217                                                   If you do not have prescription coverage
Tel: 412-521-3800                                                     If you have other insurance, but you need
Fax: 412-422-1162                                                     confidentiality and are afraid of physical or
Email: info@squirrelhillpsych.org                                     emotional harm if you use your other coverage
http://www.squirrelhillpsych.org/                                     If you are on AdultBasic, or on the waiting list
                                                                      If you are the parent of a child on Medical
Coping with emotional distress, a sudden life challenge or            Assistance or CHIP
a relationship conflict can be an overwhelming experience.
At Squirrel Hill Psychological Services, our team of          It is easy to apply for SelectPlan for Women online using
licensed clinical social workers, counselors, psychologists   COMPASS at
and consulting psychiatrists provide psychological


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https://www.humanservices.state.pa.us/compass/CMHOM.        412-422-7442
aspx                                                        www.squirrelhillhealthcenter.org

You can also fill out an application at your local County   has physicians, two nurse case managers and staff
Assistance Office or download an application form at the    members that are fluent in Spanish.
Select Plan site, www.selectplanforwomen.state.pa.us.
                                                            MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
You can also apply in person at any COMPASS
Community Partner, including a family planning clinic.      UNITED WAY'S HELPLINE
For more information, call (800) 842-2020 or (800) 451-     412.255.1155
5886 (TDD). The phone call is free.
                                                            Call 24 hrs/7 days a week for referrals for drug and
                                                            alcohol, mental health, social services... You can also
THE MIDWIFE CENTER                                          search their website for services -
For Birth and Women’s Health                                www.unitedwaypittsburgh.org.
2825 Penn Avenue
(Strip District)                                            For mental health services call any of the Allegheny
Pittsburgh, PA 15222                                        County MH/MR
412.321.6880                                                Service Coordination Units:
www.midwifecenter.org
                                                            ALLEGHENY EAST MH/MR CENTER - 412-243-3400
                                                            CHARTIERS MH/MR CENTER - 412-221-3302
With Woman Fridays provides women with the following:
                                                            FAMILY SERVICES OF WESTERN Pennsylvania – 412-
   - Walk-in service Friday from 1pm-4:30pm
                                                            820-2050
   - Sliding fee scale. As a member of AdagioHealth,
                                                            MERCY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH – 412-323-8026
      we are able to provide care to women for free or on
                                                            MON YOUGH COMMUNITY MH/MR SERVICES – 412-
      a sliding fee scale which is based on income and
                                                            675-8480
      family size. Women under age 17 receive free care
                                                            STAUNTON CLINIC – 412-749-7330
      regardless of income.
                                                            TURTLE CREEK VALLEY MH/MR – 412-351-0222
   - Help with paperwork for medical assistance, food
                                                            UPMC SUPPORTS COORDINATION – 412-622-4545
      stamps, WIC, and other social services
                                                            WESTERN PSYCHIATRIC INSTITUTE & CLINIC – 412-
                                                            642-2100
With Woman Services include:
   - Pelvic exams and PAP tests
   - Contraceptives                                         For drug & alcohol services call the ALLEGHENY
   - STD testing and treatment                              COUNTY DRUG & ALCOHOL
   - Physical Exams                                         PROGRAM at 1-888-251-2224.
   - Mammography referral
   - Basic menopausal care
   - Health information and education.

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Interpreter/translation services:
·     Provide Spanish speaking volunteer interpreters at       The Midwife Center is a family friendly environment. All of
      the Birmingham clinic                                    our clients are welcome to bring family and friends to their
·     Develop a list of volunteer interpreters to accompany    visits. Children are also welcome and can enjoy toys,
      patients to appointments outside of the Birmingham       books and videos while they wait with their adult.
      Clinic
·     Create a directory of Spanish-speaking resources in      First floor only wheelchair-accessible. Birth suite restrooms
      the Pittsburgh area: physicians, dentists, social        have handrails, other bathrooms do not.
      workers, lawyers, psychologists, and others
                                                               ALLEGHENY REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CENTER
SPANISH INTERPRETERS/TRANSLATORS AT                            200 N. Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15206
BIRMINGHAM CLINIC                                              1.800.221.3988 or 412.661.8811
                                                               www.alleghenyreproductive.com
Thanks to SALUD — (medical students and Latinos united
against disparities), medical needs of Spanish-speaking        Allegheny Reproductive Health Center was established in
patients are addressed with help of an interpreter at the      1975 to provide quality health care in a warm, supportive
Birmingham Clinic each Saturday between 10 am-12:30            atmosphere. Our services include birth control, abortion,
pm. (see address and phone for Birmingham Clinic above)        well woman care, treatment of sexually transmitted
More translators needed, call 412-692-4706                     infections for women and men, emergency contraception,
                                                               and free pregnancy testing. We also offer confidential
THE HISPANIC CENTER                                            counseling by a friendly, non-judgmental staff to help
800 Allegheny Avenue                                           women and men handle their decisions and feelings on all
Suite 127                                                      aspects of reproductive health.
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
412-322-2716                                                   Inexpensive routine gynecological exams, pap tests, STI
http://pghhispaniccenter.org/                                  screening, colposcopy and treatment on Wednesdays.
                                                               Abortion services three days a week, generally
They have a directory of services in Pittsburgh for Spanish-   Tues/Thurs/Sat.
speakers, including a section on health care. Free to
download on their website.                                     Reduced cost abortion services for women with state
                                                               medical assistance. Payment plans can be arranged with a
                                                               third party organization (CareCredit: www.carecredit.com).
NUEVE LUNAS AT ST. HYACINTH CHURCH
                                                               Financial assistance for abortions may be available in
                                                               certain circumstances.
Oakland. Call 412-682-3342 for info on this group for
pregnant women.                                                Our building is not wheelchair accessible; there is no
                                                               elevator and we are on the second floor.
SQUIRREL HILL HEALTH CENTER
200 JHF Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

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ADAGIO HEALTH (FORMERLY FAMILY HEALTH                          HEALTH ON THE ‘NET FOUNDATION:
COUNCIL)
412-288-2130                                                   http://www.hon.ch
http://www.fhcinc.org
                                                               United Nations project that promotes quality health
Adagio Health's family planning services include complete      information on the Internet. You can search their site for
physical examination, free walk-in pregnancy testing, birth    HON-accredited websites in a certain health area, or type
control, emergency contraception, breast and cervical          in a website address to see if HON has given it its stamp of
cancer screening, testing and treatment for sexually           approval.
transmitted diseases, and comprehensive gynecological
care. Women are charged on a sliding fee scale based           PARA LOS ALTAVOCES ESPANOLES – FOR SPANISH
upon income and family size. All our family planning offices   SPEAKERS
accept Medical Assistance, all Medical Assistance
managed care plans, and most commercial insurance              LATINO HEALTH ADVOCACY AND LEADERSHIP
plans.                                                         PROGRAM

Adagio Health locations in Allegheny County:                   LHAL has a blog at http://lhal-pittsburgh.blogspot.com/
                                                               where they write about and link to writings about Latino
Adagio Health East Liberty                                     health care issues in Pittsburgh.
211 North Whitfield Street, Suite 850
Pittsburgh PA 15206                                            For more information contact Susan M. Myers at 412-725-
412-661-2900                                                   4619 or email myers@telerama.com.
Has accessible gynecological table (with a lift for
women with physical disabilities).                             SALUD
                                                               Tel: 412-692-4706
Adagio Health McKees Rocks                                     Email: saludpgh@yahoo.com
607 Chartiers Avenue
McKees Rocks PA 15136
                                                               Founded by Medical students at the University of
412-771-8794
                                                               Pittsburgh to address the health care needs of Latinos in
                                                               Allegheny County.
Adagio Health Natrona Heights
WIC Administrative Office
                                                               SALUD’s goals:
2418 Freeport Road
Natrona Heights PA 15065
724-224-1530, 724-224-1538 or                                  Medical services:
1-800-WIC-WINS (1-800-942-9467)                                ·    Provide free medical care and medications to
                                                                     uninsured and underinsured patients
                                                               ·    Perform health screenings in the community
Adagio Health Pittsburgh (Downtown)
                                                               ·    Hold vaccination events
Suite 1000 Kossman Building


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THREE RIVERS CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING                     Forbes and Stanwix
(TRCIL)                                                        Pittsburgh PA 15222
900 Rebecca Avenue                                             412-288-2140
Pittsburgh, PA 15221-2938                                      Has accessible gynecological table (with a lift for
http://www.trcil.org/                                          women with physical disabilities).

A Center for Independent Living (CIL) is a non-residential,    Healthy Start House
non-profit, community-based human service agency. Its          400 West Grant Street
purpose is to enable people with disabilities to lead self-    Duquesne PA 15110
directed and productive lives within the community.            412-466-1191

For health care information and referrals related to living    Allegheny General Hospital
with a disability, call (412) 371-7700 or TTY (412) 371-       320 East North Avenue
6230.                                                          6th Floor, South Tower
                                                               Pittsburgh PA 15212
GENERAL HEALTH WEBSITES                                        412-359-3051

CARNEGIE LIBRARY OF PITTSBURGH HEALTH                          Alma Illery Medical Center
RESOURCES:                                                     Primary Care Health Services
                                                               7227 Hamilton Avenue
http://www.carnegielibrary.org/subject/health/                 Pittsburgh PA 15208
                                                               412-244-4700
MEDLINE PLUS:
                                                               Braddock Family Health Center
MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer      Primary Care Health Services
health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative    404 Braddock Avenue
information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health        Braddock PA 15104
(NIH), and other government agencies and health-related        412-351-6300
organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are
included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical        Duquesne Family Health Center
journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information   Primary Care Health Services
about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia,              2 Duquesne Plaza
interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.         Duquesne PA 15110
                                                               412-466-6300
The interactive tutorials are cool and good especially for
understanding anatomy.                                         East End Community Health Center
                                                               Primary Care Health Services
http://medlineplus.gov/                                        117 North Negley Avenue



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Pittsburgh PA 15206                              individuals in free and low-cost health insurance programs.
412-404-4000                                     We also educate consumers and our community partners
                                                 through health access related news and policy reports.
Hazelwood Family Health Center                   Along with outreach and education we also organize
Primary Care Health Services                     consumers, offer training opportunities to enhance
4918 Second Avenue                               advocacy skills, and collectively develop agendas for
Pittsburgh PA 15207                              health care reform.
412-422-9520

Latterman Clinic                                 PENNSYLVANIA HEALTH LAW PROJECT
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center          Pittsburgh Office
2347 Fifth Avenue                                650 Smithfield Street, Suite 2130
McKeesport PA 15132                              Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-673-5504                                     (412) 434 5779
                                                 Toll Free Helpline 1-800-274-3258
Magee, Bethlehem Haven                           www.phlp.org
905 Watson Street
Pittsburgh PA 15219                              PHLP is a statewide legal center whose mission is to
412-391-1348                                     provide legal advice, assistance and representation to the
                                                 elderly, low-income and persons with disabilities to access
Magee, Clairton                                  health insurance ad healthcare. PHLP is a private, non-
559 Miller Avenue                                profit corporation with offices in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg and
Clairton PA 15025                                Philadelphia. It is the only statewide center of expertise
412-233-7021                                     focused on access to quality healthcare for all low-income
                                                 persons and persons with disabilities in Pennsylvania.
Magee, Mt. Oliver                                Toward this end, PHLP operates a statewide Helpline, 9-5,
Roesch-Taylor Building, 7th Floor                Monday-Friday to provide advice, brief service and
2100 Jane Street                                 ongoing representation to consumers and agencies ad
Pittsburgh PA 15203                              advocates who work with them. PHLP is also a legal
412-488-2690                                     services back-up center on healthcare issues for attorneys
                                                 and paralegals in the Pennsylvania Legal Services
Magee, Wilkinsburg                               network. PHLP creates consumer education materials and
720 Penn Avenue                                  conducts trainings and workshops. PHLP also advocates
Wilkinsburg PA 15221                             for changes and improvements in health policy at the local,
412-731-3091                                     state and national level on behalf of individual consumers
                                                 and consumer groups to expand access to health
                                                 insurance, eliminate barriers to coverage and protect
Magee-Women's Hospital
                                                 consumer rights in the public healthcare system.
300 Halket Street


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primarily provided in the East End, with offices in Lincoln-    Pittsburgh PA 15213
Lemington, East Liberty and Wilkinsburg, as well as in-         412-641-4455
home. To find out more, call 412-361-8284 between
8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.                         Metro Family Practice
                                                                901-B West Street
WEBSITE - GO ASK ALICE!                                         Pittsburgh PA 15221
                                                                412-247-2310
www.goaskalice.columbia.edu
                                                                Planned Parenthood, Bridgeville
Go Ask Alice! is the health question and answer Internet        533 Washington Avenue, Suite 203
service produced by Alice!, Columbia University's Health        Bridgeville PA 15017
Promotion Program — a division of Health Services at            412-257-9880
Columbia.
                                                                Planned Parenthood, Moon
"Alice!" answers questions about relationships; sexuality;      927 Brodhead Road
sexual health; emotional health; fitness; nutrition; alcohol,   Moon Township PA 15108
nicotine, and other drugs; and, general health.                 412-264-7205

WEBSITE – OUR BODIES OURSELVES                                  Planned Parenthood, Pittsburgh
                                                                933 Liberty Avenue
www.ourbodiesourselves.org                                      Pittsburgh PA 15222
                                                                Family Planning: (412) 434-8971
Companion website to the books. Information on women’s          Abortion Services: (412) 562-1900
health including menopause, pregnancy and birth, birth
control,from a feminist, consumer-oriented perspective.         Planned Parenthood, Turtle Creek
                                                                Westinghouse Valley Human Service Center
HEALTH CARE ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS                              519 Penn Avenue
                                                                Turtle Creek PA 15145
CONSUMER HEALTH COALITION                                       412-823-5370
650 Smithfield St
Suite 2130                                                      Steel Valley Health Center
Pittsburgh, PA 15222                                            Primary Care Health Services
412-456-1877                                                    208 East 8th Avenue
www.consumerhealthcoalition.org                                 Homestead PA 15120
                                                                412-461-3863
Consumer Health Coalition's mission is to inspire a
consumer movement to enhance access to quality,                 Women's Health Options Network
affordable healthcare in Southwestern Pennsylvania. We          Patrick Thornton, Certified Nurse Midwife
accomplish this mission by enrolling and educating              1201 South Braddock Avenue, Suite 3

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Pittsburgh PA 15218                                          Healthy Start is a community-based effort to prevent infant
412-247-5717                                                 mortality and low-weight births. Eligible women and their
www.MrMidwife.org                                            infants receive services such as family planning, prenatal,
                                                             obstetric, pediatric and postpartum care. The program is
EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION                                      dedicated to overcoming barriers to health care,
www.not-2-late.com                                           coordinating the services of various agencies, and building
From Princeton University                                    partnerships.

Information on EC. EC is now available in Pennsylvania       WIC
over the counter to women and men over 18 years of age.      Program Investment Building
Just ask your pharmacist for Plan B.                         239 Fourth Avenue, 21st Floor
                                                             Pittsburgh, PA 15222
FREE MAMMOGRAM VOUCHER PROGRAM                               Phone: (412) 350-5801
                                                             www.achd.net
http://www.mammogramvoucher.org/mvpadmin.html
                                                             WIC serves income-eligible and medically or nutritionally
                                                             at-risk pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, infants
― The MVP ensures that woman of all ages, backgrounds        and children under age five. WIC offers nutrition
and economic circumstances have access to quality            counseling and food vouchers redeemable at participating
diagnostic services. Approximately 5,000 vouchers are        grocery stores for infant formula, milk, eggs, cheese,
given out each year to Pennsylvania women who have           cereal, juices and other nutritious foods. The WIC Program
neither private nor public funds to pay. The MVP provides    is a health and supplemental nutrition program for
a woman with repeated and unlimited diagnostic screening     pregnant women; breastfeeding women up to 12 months
and includes not only mammography, but also more             postpartum; non-breastfeeding women up to 6 months
extensive procedures such as sonography, biopsy and          post-partum; infants and children up to 5 years of age who
surgical consultations when medically indicated. It          have a medical/nutritional risk and meet financial eligibility
reimburses FDA accredited facilities for the various         criteria.
procedures, as well as providing reimbursement for
consultation, surgery, pathology, anesthesiology, hospital   Call for enrollment info.
and primary care services‖
                                                             EAST LIBERTY FAMILY HEALTH CENTER BIRTH
Call 1-888-MVP-0505 to see if you qualify.                   CIRCLE PROGRAM

HEALTHY START                                                The East Liberty Family Health Care Center has a Birth
400 North Lexington Street                                   Circle program, featuring trained lay-women who are
Pittsburgh, PA 15208                                         available to support and provide information about the
Phone: (412) 247-1000                                        prenatal, childbirth, and postnatal process, especially for
                                                             low-income women, teenagers, and African-American
                                                             women. There is no fee for this service. Services are


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