Health Care Resources for Uninsured and Underinsured in Allegheny County

This is an updated version of a very useful resource.  It is a .pdf file which you can download or you can go to the Allegheny County Health Department website.

HEALTH SERVICES DIRECTORY UPDATED FOR UNINSURED & UNDERINSURED

Guide to Remain Valuable Tool Until Health Care Reform Fully Goes Into Effect   

The Allegheny County Health Department has updated its directory of local health centers and clinics that serve people with minimal or no health insurance.

“Until the new health care reform law fully goes into effect and expands access to health care, our guide will remain a valuable resource for the uninsured and underinsured,” said County Health Director Dr. Bruce W. Dixon.   

The directory has been expanded to include additional resources such as help for compulsive gamblers, Neighborhood Legal Services, the Latino Family Center, the Library for the Blind and Handicapped, and Health Care for the Homeless.  

First published in 2007, the directory is intended primarily for social service agencies and other community organizations dealing with the uninsured, but individuals also may find it useful as a handy guide to health care providers. 

            Most of the providers listed in the directory use a sliding fee schedule based on household income and family size for patients with no insurance.  The fees may be as little as $25 or less and possibly even waived in cases of extreme financial hardship.

            The 34-page guide lists more than 40 local clinics and health centers as well as resources available to help with other needs, including prescription drugs, vision care, dental care and transportation.  It also features a listing of health insurance options for the unemployed and low-income families. 

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