The Allegheny County Health Department has updated its directory of local health centers and clinics that serve people with minimal or no health insurance.
The directory was first published in 2007 and 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 30-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.
The directory is available on the Allegheny County Health Department web site, under Timely Topics, at www.achd.net, or by calling 412-687-ACHD.