Consumer Health Advocacy Organizations

PENNSYLVANIA HEALTH LAW PROJECT
Toll Free Helpline 1-800-274-3258
Acerca de la Línea de Ayuda / (800) 274-3258
staff@phlp.org
www.phlp.org

PHLP provides free legal help to Pennsylvanians who are seeking health coverage through publicly funded programs, or have been denied a medically necessary service.

Some examples of cases we handle include:

  • Denials of eligibility for Medicaid (Medical Assistance)
  • Denials of services under Medical Assistance (e.g., home health aides, prescription drugs, durable medical equipment)
  • Individuals struggling with their health care costs
  • Individuals struggling with their prescription co-pays under Medicare Part D

PITTSBURGH HEALTH BRIGADE
http://pittsburghhealthbrigade.wordpress.com/

Community-created provider directory and more.  Search for health care providers recommended by your fellow Pittsburghers and/or recommend someone yourself.  Also has sections on how to recognize good health care as well as resource listings.

THE PENNSYLVANIA HEALTH ACCESS NETWORK
Harrisburg, PA
877-570-3642
info@pahealthaccess.org
http://www.pahealthaccess.org/

PHAN can help you

  • get health insurance coverage – Medicaid, CHiP, ACA (Obamacare) Coverage…
  • resolve problems related to your health coverage
  • participate in political actions for health care access

http://pahealthaccess.org/get-help/

DISABILITY RIGHTS NETWORK
Pittsburgh Office
429 Fourth Avenue, Suite 701
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1505
(800) 692-7443
Live telephone intake hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
https://www.disabilityrightspa.org/get-help/intake/ – Online intake form
https://disabilityrightspa.org

DRP helps people with disabilities:

– With disability-related problems in employment, education, housing, access to facilities and programs, and access to the opportunity to vote
– Who are subjected to abuse or neglect
– Eliminate institutionalization and segregation and advocates for integrated community services, supports and treatment
– Eliminate discrimination on the basis of disability
– Advocate for government service systems and funding for people with disabilities

PERSAD CENTER
Butler Street
Pittsburgh PA  15201
412-441-9786
Monday-Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM
https://persadcenter.org/

PERSAD serves as an advocate for gender-non-conforming people who have experienced discrimination.

ALLIES FOR HEALTH + WELL-BEING
5913 PENN AVE, 2ND FLOOR
PITTSBURGH, PA 15206
Email: INFO@ALLIESPGH.ORG
Website: alliespgh.org
Phone: 412-345-7456

Provide free legal assistance on civil matters for clients with HIV/AIDS.

Entrance wheelchair-accessible, wheelchair-accessible exam tables. Gender-neutral bathrooms, use people’s preferred pronouns, inclusive. Language interpreters available for appointments.

NAMI SOUTHWESTERN PA
105 Braunlich Drive
Suite 200
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
To contact NAMI Keystone PA’s adult mental health advocate, call the HelpLine at 1-888-264-7972. The HelpLine is staffed Monday through Friday during normal business hours.

Everyone needs an advocate. NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania gives individuals and families the facts, support, and tools necessary to make educated decisions about treatment and services. We also provide up-to-date information on state and federal legislation that impacts them and we help connect individuals with their policymakers.

CONSUMER HEALTH COALITION
415 East Ohio Street, Suite 300
Pittsburgh, PA  15212
www.consumerhealthcoalition.org

Services are free.

Consumer Health Coalition has Certified Marketplace Navigators who can assist you with applying for and navigating public health insurance programs, including the Affordable Care Act or “Obamacare,” Medical Assistance, and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program).

Helpline staff also assists families with renewing their health coverage, reaching their caseworkers to resolve issues, applying for free and low-cost pharmaceutical programs, navigating patient assistance programs, and learning how to use your health insurance.

  • Call our Help Line at 412-456-1877
  • Llame a nuestra Línea de Ayuda en Español: 412-456-1877  x205
  • Or visit GetEnrolledPGH.com to submit your contact information directly to CHC online.

ALTERNATIVE HEALTHCARE

 

Three Rivers Free Clinic for the People
 
3RFCP is a free, walk-in, holistic wellness clinic in partnership with Union Project. It is a %100 free clinic due to the space donation of its hosts and sponsors, and the volunteer efforts of it’s team of healers. Services will vary from clinic to clinic but may include acupuncture, herbal consultation, full spectrum doula and maternity services, nutritional counseling, massage therapy, reiki, meditation instruction, yoga instruction, and more. All sign-ups for services happen at the time and location of the clinic… no reservations will be made online. For schedule and more information, visit the public Facebook page (no Facebook account needed to view it).
 

MASSAGE THERAPY WITH DANI FELEY
Residence in Polish Hill
412-952-3936
D.M.Feley@gmail.com

Dani Feley offers individualized deep therapeutic massage.  Her technique is guided by multiple modalities, including Deep Tissue, Myofascial, Swedish and Shiatsu. She is also trained in Oncology Massage for those currently or formerly treated for cancer.  Her approach is to work with you and your body through listening to the feedback of the nervous system, to achieve a state of deep relaxation and reduce overall tension throughout the body.

Flexible Fee
Suggested Range for 60 – 90 minutes — $40 – $100

  • Every individual will be recognized by the pronoun and name of their preference. It is important to me that all of my clients feel safe and seen as the individuals that they choose to present to the world.

  • I meet all of my first time clients at the front door and for anyone with vision impairment, I can meet them out front for every appointment. I am also happy to read and fill-in the client intake form.

  • For individuals with hearing impairment, I am able to schedule appointments via email and they are welcome to bring along a sign language interpreter. I have a waiting room that is attached to the studio should we need their assistance during the massage.

Location is Not Wheelchair Accessible — There is a flight of stairs before reaching the massage studio.

There are two nearby bus stops: One at the corner of Herron and Bigelow, a short distance up from my studio.  Another, at the corner of Paulowna and Brereton, further down the hill towards the Strip District.

STONEFRUIT COMMUNITY HERBALISTS
460 Melwood Ave, suite 200
Pittsburgh PA 15213
615-804-0064
www.wildcherries.org

Book appointments at www.schedulicity.com/scheduling/SCHUSK

The Stonefruit Community Herbalists provide free and sliding scale herbal consultations and plant medicine.  We strive to offer accessible, empowering health care to strengthen our communities in the fight for social, racial and environmental justice.  To us, the ripening juicy stone fruit represents full hearted engagement with the struggle for wholeness and survival.  It also represents that sweetness of our queer community.  
 

Sliding fee scale appointments are available on Tuesday and Wednesdays.  Our office is located in the Bloomcraft building which has car parking out front, in the back and on the street.  There is bike parking out front as well.  There are 6 stairs at the front entrance of the building.  

Organic locally grown herbs are available from Cutting Root Farm and Apothecary.

SOURCE PITTSBURGH COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE
460 Melwood Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
https://sourcepgh.com/
412-440-8662

Source Pittsburgh will now be a Chinese herbal formula dispensary. This is how it works.
 
  1. Send me the following via email (sourcepittsburgh@gmail.com):
    • Chief Complaint (primary reason(s) for treatment)
    • Secondary issue
    • Case history
    • A picture of your tongue
    • List any medication you’re taking
       
  2. Orders and Payment
    • I’ll send you the quote for the price of herbs (plus tax) + consultation ($20-40 sliding-scale)
    • Consultation fee is only charged for the primary issue but is waived for refills
    • If any addition ailment you want to address, a consultation fee will be charged and the formula(s) will be augmented
    • Send payment via Venmo (@Tyler-PhN), Paypal (tylernphan@gmail.com), or Cash App ($PhanDad)
       
  3. Herbal Order and Pick-Up
    • Herbal orders (first order out will be on May 8th) will be placed every Friday at 12pm (anything later will be placed the week after unless you’re having the herbs sent to your house)
    • The herbs will ready the following Thursday (beginning May 14th) at the clinic for pick-up; OR
    • For a more contact-less transaction, you can pay for the price of shipping to have the herbal formulas sent to your front door
       
  4. Refills
    • Refills depend on the regiment of the formula
    • Please check-in with me or I will reach out two weeks before the formula is intended to be used up
       
  5. Herbal Advice and Adverse Reactions
    • Chinese herbs DO NOT work immediately
    • Adherence is key! Please take the recommended dosage
    • If you’re not feeling well or having an adverse reaction, STOP TAKING the formula
    • Please dial 9-1-1 if it’s an emergency!
Chinese Herbs
 

CLOUD GATE
107 Maple Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
Tel.: 412-327-5719
cloudgatepgh@gmail.com
http://www.cloudgatepgh.com/

Shiatsu: Acupressure from Japan. Balancing the energetic channels of the body with touch & gentle stretches. Utilizing Chinese acupoints for symptom relief. Promotes overall wellness, assimilates trauma, healing body & spirit.
Counseling: Align with purpose & awareness, creating clarity on your journey. Integrating experience, organizing truth, exploring potential. Living optimally in the present!
Qigong Healing: Chinese Energy Medicine  to clear & charge the entire body, including organ systems, joints, & energetic centers of the body. Creating coherence and health. Incredible for boosting the body’s innate ability to heal! Sessions include take home exercises to enhance overall health.
Qigong Exercises: Excellent for strengthening muscles & joints, while promoting balance & flexibility in life. Simple movements combined with breath work that increases vital energy & structural integrity.
Group Experiences: Contact us to create a customized health experience for your group. Excellent for work events, family gatherings, and more!

Sliding scale available.

Practice is not wheelchair-accessible, but home visits are possible.

PITTSBURGH SCHOOL OF MASSAGE THERAPY
3600 Laketon Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA  15235
800-860-1114
http://www.massageschoolpittsburgh.com

Student Massage Clinic

The Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy offers student massage clinics to the public at our location on Laketon Road. All massages are provided by advanced students of our school.

We are currently accepting clients for our intern student clinic. Please call the school for your appointment. Only $30.00 per hour appointment. For appointments and additional information, please call 800-860-1114.