Free/Sliding Scale Clinics

PRIMARY CARE HEALTH SERVICES VARIOUS LOCATIONS (See facility listings below)

The Sliding Fee Program offers a reduction or discount on all health care services except prescription drugs and is based on household income and family size. Patients may qualify to only pay 25, 50, or 75 percent of the cost for their health care services.

For more information about the Sliding Fee Program, please contact Kim Spruce at 412-697-4697 or via email at kspruce@pchspitt.org.

Services include pediatric care, adult medical care, women’s health care and podiatry.

DOWNTOWN PITTSBURGH:

CATHOLIC CHARITIES FREE HEALTH CARE CENTER

“Over the next six months, Catholic Charities Free Health Care Center will be modernizing our systems by adding a new electronic health record system, updating our operational procedures, expanding eligibility, and enhancing our training for all staff and volunteers.
In order to accommodate these changes, medical services will be temporarily suspended from April 16 through September 17, 2018. Dental services to existing patients will continue, but during the modernization period, we will not be taking new patients. All services to medical and dental patients, existing and new, is anticipated to resume on September 17.”

PRIMARY CARE HEALTH SERVICES(see above for services/fees)
HILL HOUSE HEALTH CENTER
1835 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219
Medical: 412-261-0937
Dental: 412-697-4698

Hours of Operation
Medical
Monday
10:30 am-7:00 pm
Tuesday-Friday
9:00 am 5:00 pm

Entrance wheelchair-accessible. Bathroom has handrails.

EAST LIBERTY FAMILY HEALTH
373 Burrows Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Contact
412.661.2802 (medical)
412.661.8020 (fax)
http://www.elfhcc.com/

Mon: 8:15 am–4:30 pm
Tues: 8:15 am–4:30 pm
Wed: 8:15 am–4:30 pm
Thur: 8:15 am–4:30 pm
Fri: 8:15 am–4:30 pm

We offer a sliding-fee scale for patients who have no insurance based on income and family size, and translation services for patients who are best served in a language other than English.

Some of the medical services we provide include:
Adult and Pediatric primary care; Asthma and diabetes control programs; Assistance to help patients with no insurance determine eligibility for coverage; Benefit eligibility assistance ; Care for homeless individuals; Christ-centered spiritual support; Counseling services (individual/family); Drug and alcohol outreach and relapse prevention; Hearing and vision screening; Home bound outreach; Laboratory Services; Obstetrics/gynecology services and prenatal care; Parent/patient/family education; Pastoral care; Podiatry; Urgent medical care.

NORTH PITTSBURGH:

NORTH SIDE CHRISTIAN HEALTH CARE CENTER
816 Middle Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
P: 412-321-4001
http://www.nschc.org

After-Hours Statement
Call 412-321-4001 and the answering service will page the physician on call if you have a medical emergency when the Center is closed.

You must make an appointment to see the doctor. You can call 412- 322- 7500 to make an appointment.

As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), all services are available on a sliding fee scale to income eligible, persons. We welcome Medicaid and most commercial insurance products for adults and children. North Side Christian Health Center provides patients with primary and preventive health care services to improve health and well-being. Family Medicine services are available at North Side Christian Health Center in addition to primary care, pediatrics, and mental health. NSCHC services include physical exams, cancer screenings, gynecological exams, and sick visits. Our children’s services include well child visits, immunizations, and vision and hearing screenings.

Entrance wheelchair-accessible. Bathroom has handrails.

PRIMARY CARE HEALTH SERVICES (see above for services/fees)
MANCHESTER FAMILY HEALTH CENTER
Temporarily closed.

Entrance wheelchair accessible. Bathroom has handrails.

SOUTH PITTSBURGH:

THE BIRMINGHAM FREE CLINIC
44 South 9th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
South Side
https://birminghamfreeclinic.wordpress.com/
Clinic Phone – 412-481-7900 extension 281
Additional Information at – 412-692-4706

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 REFERRALS – HEALTH EDUCATION – MEDICAL ASSISTANCE and INSURANCE HELP AND INFORMATION – SMOKING CESSATION – SOCIAL WORK SERVICES – NURSE-MANAGED CLINIC – SALUD Para Niños—the second Saturday of each month.

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 30-45 minutes before these start times as the walk-in sessions fill up quickly.
Live interpreters for Spanish-speaking patients at all sessions.
Info line – English – 412-481-7900 ext 281
Info line – English and Spanish – 412-692-4706

Nostros tenemos intérpretes españoles.

Appointments

Please call (412) 481-7900 ext. 281 to make an appointment!
Tuesdays 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM.
Wednesdays 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM

On-Site Insurance Enrollment by YWCA and Apprise. These insurance navigators speak Spanish. Estos voluntarios hablan español.

All services are provided free of charge by a volunteer team of physicians, pharmacists, nurses, health professional students, and other healthcare providers.

Wheelchair-accessible.

STO-ROX NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH COUNCIL
HILLTOP COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE CENTER
151 Ruth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15211
*Hilltop is Located within the old South Hills High School.
412-431-3520 (After hours coverage is available via our answering service)

Patients are seen by appointment. They provide services to all ages regardless of insurance status. Sliding fee scale for uninsured patients.

Hours
Monday thru Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Adult Medicine; Pediatric Medicine; OB/GYN; Behavioral Health; Nutrition; Therapy; Veterans Health Care (PATH).

PRIMARY CARE HEALTH SERVICES(see above for services/fees)
HAZELWOOD FAMILY HEALTH CENTER
4918 Second Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA,15207
(412) 422-9520

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Pediatrics Provider Dr. Sims on Fridays

Entrance wheelchair accessible. Bathroom has handrails.

PRIMARY CARE HEALTH SERVICES (see above for services/fees)
STEEL VALLEY FAMILY HEALTH CENTER
1800 West Street. Suite 110
Homestead, PA, 15120
(412) 461-3863

Hours of Operation
Monday
10:30 am – 6:30 am
Tuesday-Friday
8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Entrance wheelchair-accessible. Bathroom has handrails.

EAST PITTSBURGH:

UPMC has community health centers in the East End and in East Pittsburgh. Uninsured low-income patients may get care through UPMC’s financial assistance program. Most health centers have a social worker that can help you apply.

UPMC BLOOMFIELD-GARFIELD FAMILY HEALTH CENTER
5475 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 361-7562

UPMC LAWRENCEVILLE FAMILY HEALTH CENTER
3937 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
(412) 622-7343

UPMC NEW KENSINGTON FAMILY HEALTH CENTER
301 11th St.
New Kensington, PA 15068
(724) 334-3640

UPMC SHADYSIDE FAMILY HEALTH CENTER
5215 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
(412) 623-2287

METRO COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER
1789 S. Braddock Ave. #410
Wilkinsburg, PA 15218
412-247-2310
http://www.metrocommunityhealthcenter.org

8 – 4:30 Monday, Thursday and Friday

8-7:30 Tuesday and Wednesday

Healthcare for all people, of all ages with expertise in:
Family-centered maternity care, including doula services, women’s health, geriatrics, HIV/AIDS care, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender care.

Provide care regardless of peoples’ ability to pay.

Alternate, wheelchair-accessible entrance available. Bathroom has handrails.

PRIMARY CARE HEALTH SERVICES (see above for services/fees)
ALMA ILLERY MEDICAL CENTER
7227 Hamilton Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Dental: 412-244-4760
Medical: 412-244-4730
Medical Records: 412-244-4707
Pediatrics: 412-244-4750
Pharmacy: 412-244-4747
OB-GYN & Podiatry: 412-244-4740

Hours of Operations:

Monday, Wednesday-Friday
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Entrance wheelchair accessible. Bathroom has handrails.

PRIMARY CARE HEALTH SERVICES (see above for services/fees)
EAST END COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER
117 N Negley
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 404-4000

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday
8:00 – 4:30 PM

Entrance wheelchair accessible. Bathroom has handrails.

PRIMARY CARE HEALTH SERVICES (see above for services/fees)
WILKINSBURG FAMILY HEALTH CENTER
807 Wallace Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA, 15221
(412) 247-5216

Hours of Operation:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Entrance wheelchair-accessible. Bathroom has handrails.

PRIMARY CARE HEALTH SERVICES (see above for services/fees)
BRADDOCK FAMILY HEALTH CENTER
404 Braddock Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15104
(412) 351-6400

Hours of Operation
Monday
10:30 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday – Friday
8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Entrance wheelchair-accessible. Bathroom has handrails.

PRIMARY CARE HEALTH SERVICES (see above for services/fees)
MCKEESPORT FAMILY HEALTH CENTER
627 Lysle Boulevard
McKeesport, PA, 15132
Medical & Dental: (412) 664-4112

Hours of Operation
Medical
Monday 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday-Friday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Dental
Wednesday-Friday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Entrance wheelchair-accessible. Bathroom has handrails.

EAST LIBERTY FAMILY HEALTH CARE
http://www.elfhcc.com/

East Liberty Location:
6023 Harvard Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Contact
412.661.2802 (medical)
412.661.8020 (fax)

Mon: 8:15 am–4:30 pm
Tues: 8:15 am–6:00 pm
Wed: 8:15 am–4:30 pm Health Care for the Homeless offered Wednesday’s from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. East Liberty office only.
Thur: 8:15 am–4:30 pm
Fri: 8:15 am–4:30 pm
Sat: 8:15 am–12:30 pm

We offer a sliding-fee scale for patients who have no insurance based on income and family size, and translation services for patients who are best served in a language other than English.

Some of the medical services we provide include:
Adult and Pediatric primary care; Asthma and diabetes control programs; Assistance to help patients with no insurance determine eligibility for coverage; Benefit eligibility assistance ; Care for homeless individuals; Christ-centered spiritual support; Counseling services (individual/family); Drug and alcohol outreach and relapse prevention; Hearing and vision screening; Home bound outreach; Laboratory Services; Obstetrics/gynecology services and prenatal care; Parent/patient/family education; Pastoral care; Podiatry; Urgent medical care.

Entrance wheelchair-accessible. Bathroom does not have handrails.

EAST LIBERTY FAMILY HEALTH
Lincoln-Lemington Office
7171 Churchland Street
Pittsburgh PA 15206
412.661.2802 (medical and dental)
412.661.8020 (fax)
http://www.elfhcc.com/

Mon: 8:15 am–6:00 pm
Tues: 8:15 am–4:30 pm
Wed: 8:15 am–4:30 pm
Thur: 8:15 am–4:30 pm
Fri: 8:15 am–4:30 pm

We offer a sliding-fee scale for patients who have no insurance based on income and family size, and translation services for patients who are best served in a language other than English.

Some of the medical services we provide include:
Adult and Pediatric primary care; Asthma and diabetes control programs; Assistance to help patients with no insurance determine eligibility for coverage; Benefit eligibility assistance ; Care for homeless individuals; Christ-centered spiritual support; Counseling services (individual/family); Drug and alcohol outreach and relapse prevention; Hearing and vision screening; Home bound outreach; Laboratory Services; Obstetrics/gynecology services and prenatal care; Parent/patient/family education; Pastoral care; Podiatry; Urgent medical care.

Entrance wheelchair-accessible. Bathroom has handrails.

SQUIRREL HILL HEALTH CENTER
4516 Browns Hill Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
412-422-7442
http://www.squirrelhillhealthcenter.org

Squirrel Hill Health Center has two office locations, the first in Squirrel Hill and the second in Brentwood. Our Squirrel Hill location provides medical, dental and behavioral health services. Brentwood provides medical and behavioral health. We also have a Mobile Medical Unit which visits seven different locations around the Greater Pittsburgh Area. Our medical services family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine, geriatrics, OB/GYN, family planning, immunizations, mental health, lab services, case management, home visits, medically assisted treatment programs, and dental.

We have a multilingual staff and language translation services. We are a wheel chair accessible facility including scales and exam tables.

Our office hours are Monday – Thursday, 9-5 and Friday 8-4. We have varied week night and weekend hours. The Mobile Medical Unit varies locations and hours. To schedule an appointment at any of our locations, call us at 412-422-7442.

THE FREE CLINIC AT BRADDOCK
415 6th St
Braddock, PA 15104
(412) 723-2086 NOT IN SERVICE – not sure if this site is still open

Hours Saturday and Sun 10-2. Last patient seen at 1:30pm.

Walk-in clinic for people over the age of 18 who have no form of health insurance.

Not clear if entrance is wheelchair-accessible or if bathroom has handrails.

WEST PITTSBURGH:

STO-ROX NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH COUNCIL
MCKEES ROCKS LOCATION
710 Thompson Avenue
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
Phone: (412) 771-6462
http://www.storoxfqhc.org/

Monday/Wednesday
8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday/Thursday/Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Adult Medicine; Pediatric Medicine; OB/GYN; Dental Care; Behavioral Health; Podiatry; Optometry; Glasses; Nutrition.

The Sto-Rox Neighborhood Family Health Center accepts payments from many different health insurance plans. We also have a sliding payment scale for the uninsured and underinsured based on family size and income. Special payment plans may also be arranged.

Entrance wheelchair-accessible. Bathroom has handrails.

PRIMARY HEALTH CARE SERVICES (see info above)
WEST END HEALTH CENTER
415 Neptune Street
Pittsburgh, PA,15220
(412) 921-7200

Hours of Operation
Monday
10:30 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday – Friday
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

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JUST HARVEST
280 Fisk St
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Office: 412-431-8960
info@justharvest.org
http://www.justharvest.org/ 
 
Just Harvest’s approach to hunger gets real results for those struggling to put food on the table. Our services – all provided to Allegheny County households at no charge – reduce hunger by boosting  income and healthy food access. 

 

SNAP / FOOD STAMPS

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (or “food stamps”) is our nation’s first line of defense against hunger. It is a public benefit that you can use to supplement your food budget to provide you and your family with nutritious food.
 
SNAP is a federal government program administered in Pennsylvania by the state’s Department of Human Services (DHS). Just Harvest helps hundreds of eligible families apply for these benefits each year. Major support for Just Harvest’s SNAP application assistance program is provided by the PA DHS.
 
For a free five-minute eligibility screening and help completing your application over the phone call us at (412) 431-8960 x602.

 

CASE ADVOCACY: Food Stamps, LIHEAP, Cash Assistance (TANF)

Are you having trouble applying for or receiving public assistance through the PA Department of Human Services? 
 
Just Harvest can provide you with free assistance. Call our advocates at (412) 431-8960 x602.

 

FRESH ACCESS

Our Fresh Access program fights hunger by improving access to nutritious food at more than a dozen area farmers markets. At these markets, open May to November, our kiosk allows customers to shop with food stamps using their ACCESS/EBT card to purchase a variety of fresh produce, baked goods, meat, and dairy products. We also provide food stamp shoppers with Food Bucks to help them purchase fruits and vegetables at the markets. Credit and debit cards can also be used.
 
For help finding a participating market near you go to www.justharvest.org/fresh-acccess or call us at (412) 431-8960 x110.

 

FRESH CORNERS

Our healthy corner stores initiative improves food access in low-income neighborhoods lacking healthy food shopping options. 
 
To see if there’s a Fresh Corners store near you go to www.justharvest.org/fresh-corners. Food Bucks are available at four of these stores.

 

POLICY ADVOCACY

Our public policy advocacy aims to create a fair and just society. Along with our members, we lobby public officials at the national, state, and local level, and organize grassroots advocacy to advance real solutions to hunger.
 
Learn more and get involved at www.justharvest.org/advocacy/
 

GREATER PITTSBURGH COMMUNITY FOOD BANK

You Don’t Have to Go Hungry.

If you need assistance, call 412.460.3663 or click on the “Get Help” tab at the top of the Food Bank website:

www.pittsburghfoodbank.org

GROW PITTSBURGH
5429 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Office: 412-362-GROW (4769)
info@growpittsburgh.org
http://www.growpittsburgh.org/

“Grow Pittsburgh envisions the day when growing and eating healthy, local food is commonplace.

Our mission:
to demonstrate, teach and promote responsible urban food production.”

Take classes to learn how to grow your own food, find out where a community garden is located near you…

EATING WELL

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/

Yummy free online recipes from the magazine.

VEGAN RECIPES FROM VEGWEB

http://vegweb.com/

POST PUNK KITCHEN RECIPES

http://theppk.com/recipes/

Recipes from the public access vegan cooking show.

INTERNATIONAL VEGETARIAN RECIPES

http://www.ivu.org/recipes/

VEGETARIAN TIMES MAGAZINE ONLINE

http://www.vegetariantimes.com/

HEALTHY RECIPES FOR KID COOKS

http://kidshealth.org/kid/recipes/

EWG’S LIST OF FRUITS AND VEGGIES WITH MOST AND LEAST AMOUNT OF PESTICIDES

http://www.foodnews.org/