Birth Resources

I have been collaborating with Sheila Ramgopal at Allegheny Reproductive Health Center and with Sara Ginsburg to compile and share information on health plans, programs and resources related to birth control, abortion, sexual health care, birth and care of young children, trans health care and gyne care. Our focus is on people with low incomes.

Thank you also to Zoe Mizuho for feedback on birth resources.

This information is difficult to get. Too difficult. Hopefully these spreadsheets will support you and/or your loved ones in making the choices that are best for you and for them. Choices are awesome.


(412) 350-5801 WIC (Women, Infants and Children) serves income-eligible and medically or nutritionally at-risk pregnant women, breastfeeding and bottle-feeding mothers, infants and children up to the age of five.

WIC offers nutrition counseling, breastfeeding support, and food vouchers redeemable at participating grocery stores for infant formula, milk, eggs, cheese, cereal, juices and other nutritious foods.

UPMC Doulas – Birth Circle
412-441-3701 No-cost doula services who have UPMC for You, UPMC for Kids, or UPMC for Life if they reside in, receive OB care in, and will deliver in Allegheny County.

Midwife Center for Birth and Women’s Health
(412) 321-6880
2831 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh PA 15222
The Midwife Center provides safe, personalized prenatal care, childbirth care, and primary gynecological care for people of all ages. We believe that pregnancy and birth are a normal, natural part of life… “If you do not have insurance, we can assist you in applying for medical assistance. If you do not qualify for medical assistance you may be eligible for sliding-scale care. The Midwife Center also offers payment plans.

**Sign up as soon as you know you’re pregnant
Medical Assistance for Pregnant Women & Children
412-565-2146 “215% Federal Poverty Level Income Limit””-Provides health care coverage to underinsured or uninsured pregnant women and infants
-Full scope of medical services coverage
-Coverage for the pregnant woman eligible for and receiving Medical Assistance is continued for 60 days after the birth
-Proper prenatal care
-Early detection and treatment of health problems
-Helps in decreasing infant mortality
-Helps in decreasing low birth weight, which is tied to health problems later in life”” VALID UNTIL 6 WEEKS POST BIRTH FOR THOSE OTHERWISE INELIGIBLE FOR MEDICAID”

Healthy Start

412-247-4009 “If you are pregnant, a new parent or have any children age 2 and under, you are eligible to receive free services through Healthy Start.
Those services include:
-Case management services by nurses and outreach workers
-Help in identifying and connecting families with other health and social services
-Help families with children stay up-to-date on shots, well baby visits and other medical services
-Postpartum depression screening and referral
-General health and prevention education on:
+Prenatal/Postpartum Care
+Childbirth Education
+Excercise & Nutrition
+HIV/AIDS and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD’s)
+Smoking Cessation
+Substance Abuse
+Spouse/Significant other support
+Breastfeeding support”

Latterman Family Health Center – McKeesport
Provides prenatal and pediatric care.

UPMC Family Care Connection
Various support services, may have free diapers/car seats… -Nurse home visits
-Mental health services
-Substance abuse prevention and treatment
-Child development and school readiness
-Parenting education
-Community building

Milk Bank
Medicaid covers w medical need.

Jeremiah’s Place
6435 Frankstown Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Free emergency or respite child care

Oli’s Angels
Phone: 412-616-9579

We believe that the birth experience is the most pivotal moment in the lives of families. Oli’s Angels is aiming to provide comprehensive resources and support to low income and at-risk families before, during, and after any birth experience. Our services are all inclusive and all encompassing thus pregnancy and infant loss services are included. Provide doula services, lactation support and education, family resources and peer support groups.

“Natalia Krichten, CLC, Doula
Growing Love Birth Services – “”Growing with you from Pregnancy to Postpartum””
Serving Pittsburgh & the surrounding communities

Providing: Full Spectrum Doula Services
Lactation Counseling
Placenta Encapsulation Specialist
Parenting Concierge & Consultations
Termination Doula Services

510 Third Avenue, Fifth Floor
Pittsburgh PA 15219
(412) 660-6100

Infant Mental Health Specialist and Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula through DONA International, Certified Lactation Counselor.

Perinatal Hope
Allegheny Health Network Opiod Support for Pregnant Women
For more information about Perinatal Hope, contact West Penn Hospital’s OBGYN Clinic at 412-578-5559

Magee PRC – Pregnancy Recovery Center

Also See Substance Use Resources on Be Well! website

Diaper Bank
The WPDB partners with nonprofit social service agencies. They supply free diapers for them to distribute to pre-qualified families at low-income or poverty level.

Gyne/Sexual Health

Thank you to Sheila Ramgopal at Allegheny Reproductive Health Center and Sara Ginsburg for your help!

Provider Phone/Address Website Type of Care Offerred Payment
Project Silk – Primarily serves black and latino young men who have sex with men (YMSM) and young transgender individuals (YTG) 13-29 years old. 304 Wood St. Mezzanine Fl. Pgh 15222 (412) 532-2128 Project Silk currently offers free HIV testing using the OraSure conventional oral test. We also offer free urine testing for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea. Appointments are not necessary, simply check in at the front desk and ask for a test! Free.
The Birmingham Free Clinic 44 South 9th Street Pittsburgh, PA 15203
South Side
Live interpreters for Spanish-speaking patients at all sessions. Live video interpretation for other languages.
Info line – English – 412-481-7900 ext 281 or 412-692-4706
Info line –Spanish – 412-692-7712
Nostros tenemos intérpretes españoles. PAP tests/gyne exams, oral contraceptives and long-acting contraceptives; mammogram vouchers Free care for the un- and underinsured.
The Midwife Center Pittsburgh, PA 15203 Gyne/Sexual Health/Pap Medical Assistance, Family Planning Services, Adagio, ACA – Most Major Health Insurance Plans, Sliding Scale for Uninsured
Adagio Health Locations South Side Gyne/Sexual Health/Pap Medical Assistance, Family Planning Services, Adagio, ACA – Most Major Health Insurance Plans
Planned Parenthood of Western PA Gyne/Sexual Health/Pap Medical Assistance, Family Planning Services, Adagio, ACA – Most Major Health Insurance Plans
Allegheny Reproductive Health Center 5910 Kirkwood St., Pgh 15206, 412-661-8811 Gyne/Sexual Health/Pap Medical Assistance, Family Planning Services, ACA – Most Major Health Insurance Plans
Allies for Health + Well-Being 5913 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, 412-345-7456 Entrance wheelchair-accessible, wheelchair-accessible exam tables. Gender-neutral bathrooms, use people’s preferred pronouns, inclusive. Language interpreters available for appointments.

Birth control, testing, treatment, routine gyne care. Referrals for obstetrical care.

Income-based care if uninsured.
PA Breast Cancer Coalition 610-622-3390 Breast Cancer Info, Resources, Referrals to Programs Free
Allegheny Health Department STD/HIV Testing (Oakland) First Floor, 3441 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (Oakland), 412-578-8081 HIV/STD Testing Free, Walk-in Services: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesdays: 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Doors open 1/2 hour earlier for registration only.) Bring valid photo ID.