From Pennsylvania Health Access Network (PHAN):
- Generally, humanitarian immigrants like refugees and asylees, people who have had green cards for more than five years, and “lawfully present” children under 21 and pregnant adults can get Medical Assistance (MA).
- Emergency MA is available to individuals who have an immigration status that makes them ineligible for MA. These individuals must have a medical condition that has severe symptoms, requires medical attention quickly, and can lead to serious harm to a bodily function or part without treatment. (COVID-19 qualifies as an emergency medical condition in PA.)
Receiving MA is very unlikely to harm your immigration case, and MA follows strict privacy rules. The information you put on an MA application will be used only to determine MA eligibility and to make sure those who are eligible are able to receive and use their MA benefits.
SAMHSA REFUGEE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH RESOURCES
Portal for resources on cultural competency in healthcare.
Casa San Jose provides all types of advocacy and support for Latinx people in Pittsburgh, including healthcare referrals. For general questions call 412.343.3111. If you have an emergency related to immigration issues please contact their Emergency Response Organizer, Laura Perkins at 412-736-7167.
LATINO COMMUNITY CENTER
212 9th Street 5th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
The LCC Welcome Center is located in the heart of the Cultural District in Downtown Pittsburgh. The Welcome Center supports newly arrived or established Latinos by providing bilingual information on community resources, including referrals to legal support, healthcare professionals, basic needs providers, and childcare providers.
SQUIRREL HILL HEALTH CENTER
4516 Browns Hill Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Comprehensive primary and preventive health services including: Family medicine, Pediatrics, Internal medicine, Geriatrics, OB/gyn, Family planning, Immunizations, Lab services, Mental health services, Case management, House calls, and Multi-Lingual staff and Language translation/interpretation services. Wheel chair accessible facility, scales and exam tables.
Hours (by appointment) : Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9-5; Tuesday 9-8:30; Friday 8-4. Every other Sunday 9-12.
Income based sliding fee scale available for uninsured patients. All major insurances accepted.
THE BIRMINGHAM FREE CLINIC
2100 Jane Street in the Roesch-Taylor Building
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Info line – English – 412-481-7900 ext 281 or 412-692-4706
Info line – English and Spanish – 412-692-7712
Live interpreters for Spanish-speaking patients at all sessions. Live video interpretation for other languages.
Nostros tenemos intérpretes españoles.
On-Site Insurance Enrollment by YWCA and Apprise. These insurance navigators speak Spanish. Estos voluntarios hablan español.
PRIMARY CARE – MEDICATION ASSISTANCE – BLOOD PRESSURE AND BLOOD GLUCOSE TESTS – PHYSICAL EXAMS – PPD (TB) TESTS – SPECIALTY CARE (Cardiology, Dermatology, Audiology (with free hearing aids), ENT, Pulmonary, Vision, Physical and Occupational Therapy, Neurology) – MENTAL HEALTH CARE – WOMEN’S HEALTH (PAP tests/gyne exams, oral contraceptives and long-acting contraceptives; mammogram vouchers) – HEALTH EDUCATION – MEDICAL ASSISTANCE and INSURANCE HELP AND INFORMATION – SMOKING CESSATION – SOCIAL WORK SERVICES – NURSE-MANAGED CLINIC – SALUD Para Niños/Pediatric Clinic—the second Saturday of each month.
For NEW patients, walk-in, first come, first served sessions on:
Mondays with registration starting at 5pm
Wednesdays with registration starting at 1pm (this is new as of a few months ago, we moved it from noon to 1pm)
Saturdays with registration starting at 9am
Recommended patients arrive 45 minutes to 1 hour before these start times as the walk-in sessions fill up quickly.
Appointments are available after establishing care with Birmingham.
All services are provided free of charge by a volunteer team of physicians, pharmacists, nurses, health professional students, and other healthcare providers.
Immigrant Services & Connections
ISAC is here to help you build your life in Pittsburgh. We will help by connecting you to important resources, services and communities in Allegheny County. We will communicate with you in your language. We will listen to your questions and help you to find answers.
JEWISH FAMILY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Well before a refugee individual’s or family’s arrival, JFCS staff secures housing and provides furniture, food and clothing. We provide essential, immediate and longer term assistance, including but not limited to airport pick-up, referrals to human services benefits, set-up of medical appointments, paperwork, ESL class referrals, peer group guidance and transportation issues.
CONTACT US TODAY
Leslie Aizenman, Director | 412-422-7200 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Acculturation for Justice, Access and Peace Outreach
1835 Center Avenue, Suite 100 & 140
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 391-4985 or (412) 391-5184
AJAPO can help with medical and health needs as well as housing, employment, immigration legal services, youth services, interpretation services and more.