Other Helpful Resources For You
Apprise is a a free health insurance counseling program designed to help older Pennsylvanians with Medicare. They provide objective, easy-to-understand information about Medicare, Medicare Supplemental Insurance, Medicaid, and Long-Term Care Insurance. Call the toll-free APPRISE Helpline at 1-800-783-7067
SNAP and Food Assistance
Just Harvest provides free assistance with food stamp applications, welfare advocacy, tax preparation, and fresh access at farmer’s markets. SNAP/food stamps help line: (412) 431-8960 x602.
Resources for Everyday Needs and Crisis
PA 2‑1‑1 Southwest provides resources for finding health and human services for everyday needs and in crisis situations. PA 2-1-1 serves Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Mercer, Washington, and Westmoreland Counties. Call 2-1-1 or get help online.
Legal Advice for Health Insurance Problems
Pennsylvania Health Law Project (PHLP) offers free legal advice on health insurance problems for low-income consumers, the elderly, and people with disabilities in Pennsylvania. For assistance, call 1-800-274-3258
Resources for People Who are Homeless, Disabled, Seniors, & Families
The Allegheny Link provides resources for residents with disabilities, people over the age of 60, people who are homeless, pregnant women, and parents and caregivers of children up to six years of age. Call 866-730-2368.
Comprehensive Health Care & Family Planning
Planned Parenthood of Western PA (PPWP) provides comprehensive and complementary health care to those in need of services and disseminates information about human sexuality and the need for family planning and responsible parenthood. PPWP provides health care services at Bridgeville, Downtown Pittsburgh (2), Greensburg, Johnstown, Moon Township, and Somerset. Call 1-800-230-PLAN
Public Health Resources
The Allegheny County Health Department offers services for disease prevention and screening, maternal and child health programs, resources for public health, and the Live Well Allegheny campaign. You can also contact the health department if you are concerned about a food, air quality, housing, or other public health situation at 412-687-2243.
The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank provides programs to feed people in need through local food pantries, Produce to People events, SNAP (food stamp) assistance, and several other food services. Contact the Resource Specialist at (412) 460-3663 x304.
Catholic Charities offers medical care to people without medical or dental insurance and to those with who have insurance but struggle to pay co-pays, deductibles, and non-covered services. They provide quality medical and dental care at no cost to those who qualify. Call 412-456-6910.
Health Literacy Materials
The Regional Health Literacy Coalition promotes health literacy by providing helpful tools and resources for understanding health information and services to help people make informed decisions about their health. Check out the Consumer Toolkit.
Free Dental Clinics
MOM-n-PA is an annual two-day free dental clinic for underserved Pennsylvanians. It is a large-scale dental clinic where dental treatment is provided at no cost to individuals who cannot afford dental care. Treatment is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Check the website to find the upcoming date and location.
Operation Safety Net provides medical outreach for people who are homeless in Pittsburgh. Medical services can be accessed through their mobile clinics, Wellspring Drop-in Center, and during the winter at the Emergency Cold Weather Shelter. Call 412-232-5739.
People Living With or At Risk for HIV/AIDS
Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force offers free, confidential testing for STDs. They provide community outreach, medical services, and social supports for people living with HIV/AIDS. Call 412-345-7456.
Drug and Alcohol Services
This website lists some of the resources available in Allegheny Country for drug and alcohol abuse treatment and recovery.