Resources for People with Disabilities

HEALTH CARE CENTER FOR WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES

Magee Women’s Hospital
300 Halket St., Suite 5600
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-641-4030

Hours of Operation
Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Our Specialized Equipment Includes:

  • scales for weighing women in wheelchairs
  • universally accessible exam tables
  • patient lifts
  • padded hydraulic stirrups for comfort

Services We Offer

  • Gynecological services

    We offer the following gynecological care services, including:

    • Preventive care
    • Birth control
    • Pap test
    • Menstrual problems
    • ​Post-menopausal bleeding
    • Pelvic pain
    • Sexually transmitted diseases
    • Vaginitis

Referrals

When it is necessary to refer women who visit our center to other physicians, we can refer our patients to physicians who also have accessible equipment for women with disabilities.

Fees/Discounts For Uninsured Patients: Sliding fee scale/ eligibility for services based on family size and income.

Other Sites With Accessible Gynecological Exam Tables

Adagio Health East Liberty; Adagio Health Downtown Location; Squirrel Hill Health Center and Catholic Charities have accessible gynecological exam tables.

See Women’s Health section for info on these locations.

THREE RIVERS CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING
(TRCIL)
900 Rebecca Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15221-2938
412-371-7700
TTY: 412-371-6230
http://www.trcil.org/

A Center for Independent Living (CIL) is a non-residential, non-profit, community-based human service agency. Its purpose is to enable people with disabilities to lead self-directed and productive lives within the community.

Some of the services that TRCIL offers:

  • ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY & EQUIPMENT – Obtain equipment and devices needed to be independent such as: ramps, wheelchairs, walkers, and other assistive technology devices
  • TRANSITIONING – Move out of nursing homes and into the community with the necessary services and supports
  • PERSONAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES – Help in the home with daily living activities such as: bathing, eating, shopping, cleaning, etc.
  • COMMUNITY SERVICES PROGRAM FOR PERSONS WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES (CSPPPD) – Provides service coordination, peer support, community integration/consumer support, advocacy, skills training, and transportation for individuals who are residing in nursing facilities; and community-based Medicaid Waiver Services for eligible individuals who want to transition to community living or are already living in their own home in the community.

COMMUNITY HUMAN SERVICES CORPORATION IN-HOME SERVICES PROGRAM
CHS Health Programs
2525 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
http://www.chscorp.org/Health.htm

The In Home Services Program provides a variety of offerings to individuals with disabilities living in the community. The services help people retain housing in their communities as long as possible. The services include light housekeeping, basic personal care assistance, chore service, meal preparation, completion of simple errands/shopping, motivation and instruction, and social activities.

The In Home Services Program serves adults and seniors who have a disability and meet income qualifications. Please call the program for details.

Call 412.246.1640 or 412.246.1612 for information or to make a referral.

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FOR WORKERS WITH DISABILITIES (MAWD)

From the DHS website:

For people with disabilities, finding a job or returning to work can be a challenge. For a long time one of the biggest obstacles to working was health care coverage. Earning too much money meant risking losing health care benefits. However, there is an option: Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities (MAWD).

MAWD lets Pennsylvanians with disabilities take a fulfilling job, earn more money and still keep their full medical coverage. With MAWD you can keep Medical Assistance while you work, even if your earnings increase above the limits for other Medical Assistance programs. Now you do not have to choose between a job and your health.

MAWD BROCHURE

How to apply?

You can apply for benefits online in a quick, easy and secure way using COMPASS.

Contact your local county assistance office (CAO) or caseworker to apply, or to find out more about how MAWD can help.

Call the Department of Human Services HelpLine at (800) 692-7462 for more information. TTY/TTD users can call (800) 451-5886.

Eligibility

To be eligible for MAWD, you must:

* Disabilities may include physical or developmental disabilities, mental health or intellectual disabilities.
** Contact your caseworker or local county assistance office(CAO) for more information. You can apply for benefits online in a quick, easy and secure way using COMPASS.

What’s the cost?

You pay a monthly premium for coverage under MAWD, since it functions like health insurance coverage for someone working.

But the premium is affordable – just five percent of your countable monthly income. That is a reasonable cost for the coverage you need to keep working.

Benefits may include:

  • Doctor visits
  • Durable medical equipment
  • Prescription drugs
  • Emergency care
  • Mental health services
  • Dental services
  • Drug and alcohol treatment
  • Hospital stays
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Hospice services
  • Medical transportation services

The Pennsylvania Health Law Project ((800) 274-3258) or The Consumer Health Coalition (412-456-1877) can help with info or with the application process.

DISABILITY RIGHTS NETWORK OF PA
429 Fourth Avenue, Suite 701
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1505
(412) 391-5225 [Voice]
(412) 467-8940 [TDD]
www.drnpa.org
drnpa-pgh@drnpa.org [Email]

DRNPA is the federally mandated,independent, non-profit agency in Pennsylvania that protects and advocates for the rights of people with disabilities. DRN provides consumers with assistance to remedy rights violations including abuse and neglect. DRN is committed to the inclusion of people with disabilities in the community and empowerment through self-advocacy.

DRNPA’s website has lots of information on assistive technology, education, mental health and more.

PA CONNECTING COMMUNITIES
564 Washington Ave.
Carnegie, PA 15106
Phone:412-621-6151
www.paconnectingcommunities.org

The Mission of PA Connecting Communities is to empower individuals with disabilities with opportunities to improve their quality of life.

PACC offers a wide range of services including:

  • Home and Community
  • Behavioral Consulting
  • Transitional
  • Vocational
  • Job Coaching
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Consumer Health Advocacy Organizations

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.

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 AND WELL-BEING
5913 PENN AVE, 2ND FLOOR
PITTSBURGH, PA 15206
INFO@ALLIESPGH.ORG
https://alliespgh.org/contact-us/
412 345 7456

Provide legal representation for those with HIV/AIDS.

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.