Welcome to Be Well!

We would love to see all of us get the healthcare that we need and deserve. We believe that healthcare is a human right!

Know that you’re not alone in your struggle to find health care and be well while un- or underinsured and low-income. BEING UNDERINSURED MEANS that you have coverage but cannot afford eg your copays or deductible. This makes you eligible for many of the services listed on this site.

We so hope that you find help here.

Our health care system as it exists now is seriously lacking. We hope that you’ll also consider getting involved in the many political efforts to improve health care access for all of us.

This site is meant to be a community resource. Your feedback and resource suggestions are very welcome! Please use the comments function. Our hope is that we can share with and support each other.


Trans Healthcare


I collaborated with Sheila Ramgopal at Allegheny Reproductive Health Center on this list of providers and resources. Thank you Zoë Mizuho for all of your help as well!

PROVIDERS (selection)      
Provider Phone/Address Services Payment
Planned Parenthood SW PA Six locations throughout the Southwestern PA service area (Pittsburgh, Moon Township, Bridgeville, Johnstown, Somerset, and Greensburg PA) administer hormone therapy. 1-800-230-7526 Hormone Replacement Therapy Offer sliding scale pricing on hormone therapy services. Costs can range anywhere from 2$ to 150-200$ depending on household size, income level (relative to the poverty level), labs required, etc. We also assist people in signing up for Medicaid if they qualify for any type of coverage and reside in PA.
Metro Community Health Center 1789 South Braddock Avenue #410, Pittsburgh, PA 15218 412-247-2310
Hormone therapy, LGBTQ-competent care. Income-based sliding scale.
Sisters PGH info@sisterspgh.org
Drop-in space, resource provider and shelter transitioning program.  
Persad Center 5301 Butler St. Suite 100, Pgh 15201 412-441-9786

Transgender counseling services include opportunities for gender evaluation, individual, couples, group counseling, family education programs, and referrals. Referrals to legal services, primary medical care, hormone treatment, and cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

Advocate for gender-non-conforming people who have experienced discrimination.

PERSAD participates in the PA Medicaid program (CBH). You may qualify for funding available through our community partnerships.
Central Outreach Wellness Center (412) 471-9806
1860 Centre Ave #106
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Comprehensive transgender healthcare. All Medical Assistance, Funding for Low-Income Allegheny County residents.
Allegheny Reproductive Health Center (412) 661-8811
5910 Kirkwood St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Obstetrical, gyne, abortion care, hormone prescribing
and surgical consultation.
Uninsured people may be eligible for financial assistance.



Website: alliespgh.org
Phone: 412-345-7456
Entrance wheelchair-accessible, wheelchair-accessible exam tables. Gender-neutral bathrooms, use people’s preferred pronouns, inclusive. Language interpreters available for appointments.


Inclusive primary care, on-site pharmacy services including lower cost HRT, referrals for surgery, mental health care, legal services and case management for those with HIV.

Income-based care if uninsured.


Transgender Health Insurance Guide to the Marketplace

https://out2enroll.org/out2enroll/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/PA-Transgender-Guide.pdf Affordable Care Act (ACA) Coverage  
Out2Enroll https://out2enroll.org/ Marketplace (ACA) enrollment help  
PA Health Law Project www.phlp.org Legal Representation, ACA/Disability/Medicaid Enrollment Help  
Transbucket http://www.transbucket.com/ Healthcare and surgery resource for the online trans community.  
Pittsburgh Health Brigade – https://pittsburghhealthbrigade.wordpress.com/tag/transgender/ Providers Reviewed and Tagged Transgender  
Project Silk 304 Wood Street, Mezzanine Floor
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222
(412) 532-2128
Project Silk drop in hours are Monday through Thursday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Project Silk is a non-clinical community health space for LGBTQIA+ Youth of Color, located in Downtown Pittsburgh. Our mission is to provide a safer space for LGBTQIA+ youth of Color to learn, grow, and express themselves. We offer free and confidential HIV/STI testing during our open hours. We also link clients to various resources such as employment, housing, and food. Moreover, we provide recreational activities /workshops, and groups for folks to engage in. Rapid HIV Testing (finger prick or oral swab) completed with Chembio test. We also test for Hep C, Chlamydia,Gonorrhea, Syphilis. We can also link folks to PrEP with our new PrEP Telemedicine Model. No appointment needed.
Proud Haven www.proudhaven.org 5132 Butler St. Pgh 15201 412-953-4666 Helps homeless LGBTQ+ youth find housing and other services.
Garden of Peace https://www.gardenofpeaceproject.org/qtpoc-resource-guide Phone: (412) 879-0477 Email: info@gardenofpeaceproject.org Resource guides and programs center Black queer and trans youth.
TransBuddy PGH https://www.transbuddypgh.org/ 412.944.4261 transbuddypgh@gmail.com Bring a buddy to your next healthcare visit.

More resources:

https://www.folxhealth.com/ – telehealth, hormones, HRT Care Fund (Fund grant applications open March 1, 2021.)


Brooklyn, NY (online services)

Third Root Community Health Center in Brooklyn is a wise, warm, uplifting space that offers yoga classes and acupuncture and herbal healing. Their services are financially-accessible and specifically supportive of marginalized communities.
We invite our Black community members to attend all Third Root yoga classes & workshops for FREE.
We host 15 weekly virtual yoga classes including chair yoga, restorative, prenatal, among other styles.
3RFCP is a free, walk-in, holistic wellness clinic in partnership with Union Project. It is a %100 free clinic due to the space donation of its hosts and sponsors, and the volunteer efforts of it’s team of healers. Services will vary from clinic to clinic but may include acupuncture, herbal consultation, full spectrum doula and maternity services, nutritional counseling, massage therapy, reiki, meditation instruction, yoga instruction, and more. All sign-ups for services happen at the time and location of the clinic… no reservations will be made online. For schedule and more information, visit the public Facebook page (no Facebook account needed to view it).

Residence in Polish Hill

Dani Feley offers individualized deep therapeutic massage.  Her technique is guided by multiple modalities, including Deep Tissue, Myofascial, Swedish and Shiatsu. She is also trained in Oncology Massage for those currently or formerly treated for cancer.  Her approach is to work with you and your body through listening to the feedback of the nervous system, to achieve a state of deep relaxation and reduce overall tension throughout the body.

Flexible Fee
Suggested Range for 60 – 90 minutes — $40 – $100

  • Every individual will be recognized by the pronoun and name of their preference. It is important to me that all of my clients feel safe and seen as the individuals that they choose to present to the world.

  • I meet all of my first time clients at the front door and for anyone with vision impairment, I can meet them out front for every appointment. I am also happy to read and fill-in the client intake form.

  • For individuals with hearing impairment, I am able to schedule appointments via email and they are welcome to bring along a sign language interpreter. I have a waiting room that is attached to the studio should we need their assistance during the massage.

Location is Not Wheelchair Accessible — There is a flight of stairs before reaching the massage studio.

There are two nearby bus stops: One at the corner of Herron and Bigelow, a short distance up from my studio.  Another, at the corner of Paulowna and Brereton, further down the hill towards the Strip District.

460 Melwood Ave, suite 200
Pittsburgh PA 15213

“Throughout the COVID-19 epidemic, we are offering pay-what-you-can herbal care check-in’s via video or phone. Herbal formula drop-offs are available. Please email uma@wildcherries.org or vilde@wildcherries.org to set up an appointment.”

Organic locally grown herbs are available from Cutting Root Farm and Apothecary.

107 Maple Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
Tel.: 412-327-5719

Shiatsu: Acupressure from Japan. Balancing the energetic channels of the body with touch & gentle stretches. Utilizing Chinese acupoints for symptom relief. Promotes overall wellness, assimilates trauma, healing body & spirit.
Counseling: Align with purpose & awareness, creating clarity on your journey. Integrating experience, organizing truth, exploring potential. Living optimally in the present!
Qigong Healing: Chinese Energy Medicine  to clear & charge the entire body, including organ systems, joints, & energetic centers of the body. Creating coherence and health. Incredible for boosting the body’s innate ability to heal! Sessions include take home exercises to enhance overall health.
Qigong Exercises: Excellent for strengthening muscles & joints, while promoting balance & flexibility in life. Simple movements combined with breath work that increases vital energy & structural integrity.
Group Experiences: Contact us to create a customized health experience for your group. Excellent for work events, family gatherings, and more!

Sliding scale available.

Practice is not wheelchair-accessible, but home visits are possible.

3600 Laketon Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA  15235

Student Massage Clinic

The Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy offers student massage clinics to the public at our location on Laketon Road. All massages are provided by advanced students of our school.

We are currently accepting clients for our intern student clinic. Please call the school for your appointment. Only $30.00 per hour appointment. For appointments and additional information, please call 800-860-1114.