Health Insurance/Coverage Options

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (“OBAMACARE”)

SQUIRREL HILL HEALTH CENTER
4516 Browns Hill Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Squirrel Hill Health Center offers Certified Application Counselors and Enrollment Specialists to assist you in the Health Insurance Marketplace. This is a no cost service and you do not have to be a patient at our facility to get a one-on-one appointment with our Certified Application Counselors. The Health Insurance Marketplace offers a variety of healthcare plans to meet different needs and budgets. For help applying, choosing a plan or to ask questions, please call our Outreach & Enrollment Coordinator at 412-904-5285.

Interpretation services are available in over 200 languages.

YWCA
412-255-1471 or 211
YWCAPGH.ORG/HEALTH

ACA and Health Insurance Enrollment
Our staff of trained Navigators can answer questions, check to see if you qualify for Medicaid Expansion or Special Enrollment, and assist you with your application. To meet with a YWCA Navigator, call 2-1-1 (para Español 412-255-1471) or schedule online by clicking here.

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

Consumer Health Coalition at 412-456-1877 can help with filling out medical assistance forms and navigating that system.

Pennsylvania Health Law Project has some very useful information on Medical Assistance in their health care guide at www.phlp.org. Call them for assistance at 1-800-274-3258.

PHLP also has a quickscreen tool that you can use to estimate eligibility for medical assistance:

http://www.phlp.org/quickscreen

The best way to know if you qualify for medical assistance is to apply. Some programs e.g. Charity Care programs at hospitals, require you to apply for and be turned down for medical assistance before they will consider you for their programs. To apply, call your local County Assistance Office for an application. The Allegheny County Assistance Office can be reached at 412-565-2146.

You can also apply online for medical assistance (as well as food stamps, cash benefits…) through the COMPASS website at:

www.compass.state.pa.us

CHIP – PA CHILDREN’S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM
800-986-KIDS (5437)

http://www.chipcoverspakids.com/ApplyandRenew/Pages/Apply.aspx

CHIP covers all uninsured kids and teens up to age 19 who are not eligible for Medical Assistance. No family makes too much money for CHIP because there is no income limit. Coverage is free for families that meet income requirements.

 

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Cancer Resources

RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS WITH CANCER AND THEIR FAMILIES

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Resource Page:

http://www.chp.edu/our-services/cancer/survivorship-clinic/resources

FOUNDATION FOR WOMEN’S CANCER

Very extensive resource page:

http://www.foundationforwomenscancer.org/resources/

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
320 Bilmar Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Cancer Helpline at 800.227.2345
www.cancer.org

“Whether you want to learn about treatment options, get advice on coping with side effects, or have questions about health insurance, we’re here to help. We can even find you a free ride to treatment or a free place to stay when treatment is far from home.”

HEALTHY WOMAN PROGRAM

What is the HealthyWoman Program?

The HealthyWoman Program is a free breast and cervical cancer early detection program of the Pennsylvania Department of Health. It is funded by the Department of Health and through a grant the department receives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

What services can I receive through the HealthyWoman Program?

Free services for those meeting the eligibility standards include:

  • Clinical breast examination;
  • Mammogram;
  • Pelvic examination and Pap smear; and
  • Follow-up diagnostic tests for an abnormal screening result.

How do I know if I’m eligible?  

  1. Age:   Breast screening and diagnostics – Women 40 through 64

Cervical screening and diagnostics – Women 21 through 64

NOTE: Younger women may be eligible if they have symptoms. You may be eligible if you are 65 or older and do not have Medicare Part B.

Transgender individuals may also be eligible.

  1. Residency:  A woman must live in Pennsylvania.
  2. Income:  A woman is eligible for the HealthyWoman if her family’s gross household income is at or below 250 percent of the federal poverty annual guideline.
2018 Federal Poverty Income Guidelines at 250 Percent of Poverty
Family Size Gross Monthly Income Annual Income
     
1 $2530 $ 30,350
2 3430    41,150
3 4,330    51,950
4 5,230   62,750
5 6,130   73,550
6 7,030   84,350
7 7,930   95,150
8 8,830 105,950
Each additional person   900   10,800
  1. Insurance status:   A woman must be uninsured or underinsured

An underinsured woman is one who has health insurance, but it does not cover the breast or cervical diagnostic services offered by HWP or who is financially unable to pay any required deductible or co-payment.

A woman enrolled in Medicare Part B or Medicaid is not eligible.

Call the HealthyWoman hotline at 1-800-215-7494
In a matter of minutes, you will know if you are eligible.

CANCER CARING CENTER

All services of the Cancer Caring Center are FREE. To request assistance call us at 412-622-1212 or visit the Center at 4117 Liberty Avenue in Bloomfield (across from the Bloomfield Bridge). Our hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Our Center is wheelchair accessible.
info@cancercaring.org
www.cancercaring.org

Services:

  • Professional counseling
  • Support groups (including for women with breast cancer and for young adults)
  • A telephone helpline
  • Live Well With Cancer programs and workshops
  • The center sponsors Pet Therapy for children who have a family member with cancer, in partnership with Animal Friends
  • Community support groups in the North Hills (UPMC Passavant Hospital), South Hills (St. Clair), Monroeville (AHN Forbes Regional), Cranberry (UMPC Passavant Cranberry) and Johnstown (Murtha Pain Institute)
  • Wellness Programs (Zumba, Hands on Therapy, Gentle Yoga, Art Therapy and Reiki)

OUR CLUBHOUSE
2816 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412.338.1919
www.ourclubhouse.org

Mon:  9:00am – 5:00pm
Tues – Thurs*:  9:00am – 8:00pm
Fri:  9:00am – 12:00pm
Sat (once per month):  9:00am – 3:00pm

*Hours may vary depending on programming, please consult calendar.

“Our Clubhouse is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides free emotional and social support to those touched by cancer in western Pennsylvania.

Those living with cancer at any age, as well as the family and friends who care for them, are welcome to join Our Clubhouse and receive free support.  Click here to learn how you can become a Member or visit our online calendars to see upcoming activities.”

Our Clubhouse has an extensive Resources page:

http://ourclubhouse.org/find-cancer-support/cancer-support-resources

LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY
THE W PA/W VA CHPT.-GEN. PATIENT SRV.
River Walk Corporate Centre 333 E. Carson Street, Ste, 441
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 395-2873

www.leukemia-lymphoma.org

Info Support:

Monday – Friday 9 am to 9 pm ET. 1.800.955.4572

Emotional Support Resources:

http://www.lls.org/support-resources

Financial Support: