Addiction Resources

Prevention Point Pittsburgh services include:

  • Legal needle exchange services to prevent HIV and Hepatitis C transmission
  • Free, confidential confidential HIV, Hepatitis C, and other STD testing and counseling
  • Health prevention and risk-reduction education
  • Case management services
  • Crisis intervention and counseling
  • Overdose prevention and response education, with naloxone prescription
  • Wound and vein care consultation
  • Assistance to drug treatment, health care, housing, food pantries, and other necessary social services

Health Outreach Sites
Syringe exchange services are anonymous. We will not ask you for identification.
PPP will issue a card saying that you are a participant in the program.

East Liberty Site                                                                                                                             Allies for Health + Wellbeing, formerly the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force building at
5913 Penn Ave. PITTSBURGH, PA 15206
Syringe Exchange Services, HIV, Hepatitis C, and other STD testing, Wound/Vein Care, Case Management
Every Sunday from noon-3 p.m.

Overdose Prevention Training with naloxone distribution
Initial training takes about 20 minutes so arrive between 12-2:30 p.m. at the East Liberty Site every Sunday.

Perry Hilltop Van Site
Needle Exchange Services
Every Tuesday from 1-3pm
2949 N. Charles Street at corner of Perrysville Ave in Perry Hilltop (15214)
Look for white outreach van

Hill District Van Site
Needle Exchange Services
Every Wednesday from 1-3pm
Corner of Kirkpatrick Street and Bentley Drive in the Hill District (15219)
Look for white outreach van

Needle exchange and case management services are offered at other times during the week by appointment.
Call 412-247-3404.

UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
300 Halket St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

In 2014, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC opened its Pregnancy Recovery Center (PRC), an outpatient program offering pregnant women comprehensive and compassionate care for opioid addiction.

7501 Penn Avenue, Suite 8
Pittsburgh, PA 15208

POWER offers a full range of gender-responsive, trauma-informed treatment and support services just for women. We believe that empowering women leads to healthy families and strong communities. Research shows that a woman is most successful with her recovery when the care she receives is holistic, strengths-based, and addresses issues like trauma, parenting and childcare, relationships, health, education, employment, and housing.

Quality Healthcare is Your Right

People who use drugs often face multiple challenges when seeking health care. This booklet aims to provide a practical guide for people who use drugs. Service providers and peers can use this booklet as a tool for starting honest conversations with people who use drugs about healthcare. You can read the pamphlet below, download copies, or order copies from our store.

This is a publication of the Harm Reduction Coalition –


Resources for People with Disabilities


Magee Women’s Hospital
300 Halket St., Suite 5600
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Hours of Operation
Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Our Specialized Equipment Includes:

  • scales for weighing women in wheelchairs
  • universally accessible exam tables
  • patient lifts
  • padded hydraulic stirrups for comfort

Services We Offer

  • Gynecological services

    We offer the following gynecological care services, including:

    • Preventive care
    • Birth control
    • Pap test
    • Menstrual problems
    • ​Post-menopausal bleeding
    • Pelvic pain
    • Sexually transmitted diseases
    • Vaginitis


When it is necessary to refer women who visit our center to other physicians, we can refer our patients to physicians who also have accessible equipment for women with disabilities.

Fees/Discounts For Uninsured Patients: Sliding fee scale/ eligibility for services based on family size and income.

Other Sites With Accessible Gynecological Exam Tables

Adagio Health East Liberty; Adagio Health Downtown Location; Squirrel Hill Health Center and Catholic Charities have accessible gynecological exam tables.

See Women’s Health section for info on these locations.

900 Rebecca Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15221-2938
TTY: 412-371-6230

A Center for Independent Living (CIL) is a non-residential, non-profit, community-based human service agency. Its purpose is to enable people with disabilities to lead self-directed and productive lives within the community.

Some of the services that TRCIL offers:

  • ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY & EQUIPMENT – Obtain equipment and devices needed to be independent such as: ramps, wheelchairs, walkers, and other assistive technology devices
  • TRANSITIONING – Move out of nursing homes and into the community with the necessary services and supports
  • PERSONAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES – Help in the home with daily living activities such as: bathing, eating, shopping, cleaning, etc.
  • COMMUNITY SERVICES PROGRAM FOR PERSONS WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES (CSPPPD) – Provides service coordination, peer support, community integration/consumer support, advocacy, skills training, and transportation for individuals who are residing in nursing facilities; and community-based Medicaid Waiver Services for eligible individuals who want to transition to community living or are already living in their own home in the community.

CHS Health Programs
2525 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

The In Home Services Program provides a variety of offerings to individuals with disabilities living in the community. The services help people retain housing in their communities as long as possible. The services include light housekeeping, basic personal care assistance, chore service, meal preparation, completion of simple errands/shopping, motivation and instruction, and social activities.

The In Home Services Program serves adults and seniors who have a disability and meet income qualifications. Please call the program for details.

Call 412.246.1640 or 412.246.1612 for information or to make a referral.


From the DHS website:

For people with disabilities, finding a job or returning to work can be a challenge. For a long time one of the biggest obstacles to working was health care coverage. Earning too much money meant risking losing health care benefits. However, there is an option: Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities (MAWD).

MAWD lets Pennsylvanians with disabilities take a fulfilling job, earn more money and still keep their full medical coverage. With MAWD you can keep Medical Assistance while you work, even if your earnings increase above the limits for other Medical Assistance programs. Now you do not have to choose between a job and your health.


How to apply?

You can apply for benefits online in a quick, easy and secure way using COMPASS.

Contact your local county assistance office (CAO) or caseworker to apply, or to find out more about how MAWD can help.

Call the Department of Human Services HelpLine at (800) 692-7462 for more information. TTY/TTD users can call (800) 451-5886.


To be eligible for MAWD, you must:

* Disabilities may include physical or developmental disabilities, mental health or intellectual disabilities.
** Contact your caseworker or local county assistance office(CAO) for more information. You can apply for benefits online in a quick, easy and secure way using COMPASS.

What’s the cost?

You pay a monthly premium for coverage under MAWD, since it functions like health insurance coverage for someone working.

But the premium is affordable – just five percent of your countable monthly income. That is a reasonable cost for the coverage you need to keep working.

Benefits may include:

  • Doctor visits
  • Durable medical equipment
  • Prescription drugs
  • Emergency care
  • Mental health services
  • Dental services
  • Drug and alcohol treatment
  • Hospital stays
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Hospice services
  • Medical transportation services

The Pennsylvania Health Law Project ((800) 274-3258) or The Consumer Health Coalition (412-456-1877) can help with info or with the application process.

429 Fourth Avenue, Suite 701
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1505
(412) 391-5225 [Voice]
(412) 467-8940 [TDD] [Email]

DRNPA is the federally mandated,independent, non-profit agency in Pennsylvania that protects and advocates for the rights of people with disabilities. DRN provides consumers with assistance to remedy rights violations including abuse and neglect. DRN is committed to the inclusion of people with disabilities in the community and empowerment through self-advocacy.

DRNPA’s website has lots of information on assistive technology, education, mental health and more.

564 Washington Ave.
Carnegie, PA 15106

The Mission of PA Connecting Communities is to empower individuals with disabilities with opportunities to improve their quality of life.

PACC offers a wide range of services including:

  • Home and Community
  • Behavioral Consulting
  • Transitional
  • Vocational
  • Job Coaching