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:

 

 

 

 

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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
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

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 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 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