Health Insurance/Coverage Options


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.

412-255-1471 or 211

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.


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 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:

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:

800-986-KIDS (5437)

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.