HEALTH CARE CENTER FOR WOMEN 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
We offer the following gynecological care services, including:
- Preventive care
- Birth control
- Pap test
- Menstrual problems
- Post-menopausal bleeding
- Pelvic pain
- Sexually transmitted diseases
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.
COMMUNITY HUMAN SERVICES CORPORATION IN-HOME SERVICES PROGRAM
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.
MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FOR WORKERS WITH DISABILITIES (MAWD)
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:
- Be at least 16 years of age but less than 65
- Be employed and receiving compensation
- Have a disability that meets the Social Security Administration’s standards*
- Have countable income below 250 percent of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines**
- Have $10,000 or less in countable resources (resident property and one automobile are not countable assets)
* 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.
DISABILITY RIGHTS NETWORK OF PA
429 Fourth Avenue, Suite 701
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1505
(412) 391-5225 [Voice]
(412) 467-8940 [TDD]
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.
PA CONNECTING COMMUNITIES
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
- Job Coaching