Immigrant and Refugee Health Care

From Pennsylvania Health Access Network (PHAN):

Immigration Information: 

  • 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
https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/refugee-behavioral-health-region-8.pdf

DIVERSITYRX
http://www.diversityrx.org/

Portal for resources on cultural competency in healthcare.

CASA SAN JOSE
Latino Resource Center
Beechview – 2116 Broadway Ave, 15216
East Liberty – East Liberty Presbyterian Church at 116 South Highland Ave, 15206
https://casasanjose.org/

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
info@latinocommunitycenter.org
412-335-7446
https://www.latinocommunitycenter.org/

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
412-422-7442
http://www.squirrelhillhealthcenter.org

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.

https://squirrelhillhealthcenter.org/refugee-program/

THE BIRMINGHAM FREE CLINIC 
2100 Jane Street in the Roesch-Taylor Building
Pittsburgh, PA 15203 
South Side 
https://birminghamfreeclinic.wordpress.com/ 
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. 

Wheelchair-accessible. 

ISAC
Immigrant Services & Connections
https://isacpittsburgh.org/
412.742.4200

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
412.422.7200
info@jfcspgh.org
https://www.jfcspgh.org

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 | laizenman@jfcspgh.org

AJAPO
Acculturation for Justice, Access and Peace Outreach
1835 Center Avenue, Suite 100 & 140
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 391-4985 or (412) 391-5184
http://www.ajapopittsburgh.org/
info@ajapopittsburgh.org

AJAPO can help with medical and health needs as well as housing, employment, immigration legal services, youth services, interpretation services and more.

Para los  Hispanoparlantes – For Spanish Speakers

PITTSBURGH BLACK HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

MONTIA D. BROCK, MS, CLC, Provisional Mental Health Therapist
Forward Wellness Counseling and Consulting Services
510 Third Avenue, Fifth Floor
Pittsburgh PA 15219

6507 Wilkins Ave, #108
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
(412) 660-6100
info@forwardwellnesscounseling.com

LATOYA HAMM, LSW, Clinical Therapist
Forward Wellness Counseling and Consulting Services
510 Third Avenue, Fifth Floor
Pittsburgh PA 15219

6507 Wilkins Ave, #108
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
(412) 660-6100
info@forwardwellnesscounseling.com

DR. DAVID ADKIN ANDERSON, DENTIST
Lawrenceville Smile Center
4201 Butler St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
(412) 687-8200

DR. ANSON JAY CONRAD SMITH, CARDIOLOGIST
UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute
200 Lothrop Street, Wing 5B PUH
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-647-6000

DR. AMARIS YANDEL, OBSTETRICS/GYNECOLOGY
East Liberty Family Health Center
7171 Churchland Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 661-2802
https://elfhcc.com

DR. JUANITA THORPE, PODIATRY
East Liberty Family Health Center
7171 Churchland Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 661-2802
https://elfhcc.com

DR. LEON WILLIAMS, DENTIST
East Liberty Family Health Center
7171 Churchland Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 661-2802
https://elfhcc.com

DR. KATHALYN FRAZIER, PODIATRIST
Primary Care Health Services
Alma Illery Health Center, Braddock Family Health Center and McKeesport Family Health Center
http://pchspitt.org/location/
http://pchspitt.org

DR. FELICIA BESEKA, FAMILY PRACTICE
Primary Care Health Services
Braddock Family Health Center
Braddock Family Health Center
404 Braddock Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15104
(412) 351-6400
http://pchspitt.org

DR. CAROL DUNCAN GLOSTER, PEDIATRICIAN
Primary Care Health Services
Hill House Health Center and Wilkinsburg Family Health Center
Hill House Health Center
1835 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219
Medical: 412-261-0937
Dental: 412-697-4698
Wilkinsburg Family Health Center
807 Wallace Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA, 15221
(412) 247-5216
http://pchspitt.org

DR. HODAN ISMAIL, FAMILY PRACTICE
Primary Care Health Services
West End Health Center
415 Neptune Street
Pittsburgh, PA,15220
(412) 921-7200
http://pchspitt.org

DENISE BAKER, NURSE PRACTITIONER
Primary Care Health Services
Wilkinsburg Family Health Center
807 Wallace Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA, 15221
(412) 247-5216http://pchspitt.org

DR. ROBERT SIMS, PEDIATRICIAN
Primary Care Health Services
McKeesport Family Health Center
627 Lysle Boulevard
McKeesport, PA, 15132
Medical & Dental: (412) 664-4112
http://pchspitt.org

TERRI BAILEY, PEDIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER
Kids Plus Pediatrics
4070 Beechwood Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
(412) 521-6511
https://kidspluspgh.com/

RACHEL K EGLASH, DMD
Chestnut Hills Dental
5889 Forbes Ave #305
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
(412) 521-4300
https://www.chestnuthillsdental.com/about-us/our-dentists/dr-rachel-eglash/

NEAL HOLMES, THERAPIST
Blumcraft
460 Melwood Avenue, Suite 200A
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-694-4411
cnholmes24@gmail.com