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Mental illness discussion will be at Concord Presbyterian Church

National Alliance for Mental Illness will discuss mental illness on December 11, 7 pm at Concord Presbyterian Church, 1907 Brownsville Road, Pgh PA. 15210. The discussion will include available programs programs and resources to help to cope with...

 

Health marketplace now open until December 15

Open Enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace began November 1 and continues through December 15, 2018 with coverage beginning January 1, 2019. Pennsylvanians looking to enroll in a health insurance plan for next year can compare plans and...

 

Governor Tom Wolf signs bill that expands prescription drug coverage for 17,000 seniors

Governor Tom Wolf has signed House Bill 270, now Act 87 of 2018, which authorizes enhancements to the Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract for the Elderly Needs Enhancement Tier (PACENET) program, making the program available to an additional 17,000 se...

 

Free Medicare insurance counseling available

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging is reminding Medicare beneficiaries the annual Medicare open enrollment period began on Monday, Oct. 15, and ends Friday, Dec. 7. Any new coverage selected takes effect January 1, 2019. During open enrollment,...

 

Health Department's Influenza Vaccine Clinic now open

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) is offering flu immunizations at its walk-in clinic, 425 First Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Residents should enter the building via Cherry Way and proceed to the fourth floor. Open weekdays from 9 a.m. ...

 

Medicine safety for kids workshop at Phillips Park

Friends of Phillips Park in conjunction with University of Pittsburgh present “OTC Medicine Safety for Kids, an educational and fun workshop for kids ages 9-13. Kids will leave with a certificate of completion. Youth groups like Girl Scouts, Boy...

 

Medicine safety for kids workshop at Phillips Park

Friends of Phillips Park in conjunction with University of Pittsburgh present “OTC Medicine Safety for Kids, an educational and fun workshop for kids ages 9-13. Kids will leave with a certificate of completion. Youth groups like Girl Scouts, Boy...

 

Opiod Action Coalition will hold a public meeting July 19

The South Pittsburgh Opioid Action Coalition (SPOAC) and its partners will hold a community meeting on July 19 to inform the community about its work to promote health and safety. The meeting will take place at St. Pius X, 2336 Brownsville Road,...

 

Income eligibility guidelines for the WIC Program are increased for 2018

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) has announced that income guidelines for the PA Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Food and Nutrition Program have increased. The 2018-2019 income limits for eligibility start with an annual...

 

Allegheny Health Network plans neighborhood hospital in Brentwood

Allegheny Health Network (AHN) has identified Brentwood Borough as a planned location for one of four neighborhood hospitals it will build across western Pennsylvania over the next two years. Unlike standalone emergency departments or urgent care...

 

Mission of Mercy hosts free dental clinic on June 29-30 at PPG Paints

Now in its second year dedicated to serving the Pittsburgh community, Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh (MOMPGH) will host a free, two-day dental clinic for adults and children Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30 at PPG Paints Arena. Mission of Mercy...

 

Diabetes education series free at Allentown center

Allentown Senior Center will host a free, monthly series of Diabetes Education classes for people of all ages. Beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 24 from 10-11 a.m., as part of the Sweet Spot Diabetes Education for Everyday Living series, Jill Lavella, R....

 

Health Dept. to offer free lead testing for children

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) is offering free blood lead level testing for uninsured and underinsured children in Allegheny County. Testing will be done at ACHD’s Immunization Clinic on Tuesday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and on Thursday...

 

County Lead Task Force releases recommendations and final report

County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and members of the Lead Task Force appointed last May have released recommendations of the task force and its final report to the public. The 58-page document includes 24 recommendations in seven categories based on t...

 

Health Dept. confirms rabies found in Mt. Oliver cat

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) has confirmed that a dead cat brought to one of its facilities has tested positive for rabies. The cat was found on Monday, Dec. 11, on Otillia Street, in the vicinity between Walde Street and McManus...

 

Health Dept. opens flu vaccine clinic

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) will begin offering seasonal flu and high-dose flu immunizations starting on Tuesday Oct. 10. The vaccines will be available at the walk-in immunization clinic at 425 First Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA...

 

WIC families urged to redeem checks for free produce soon

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) is reminding Women, Infants and Children (WIC) families to pick up their Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) checks. They will be available through September 29 or until the FMNP checks run out....

 

Free dental clinic open to those in need of care July 28

Adults and children who need, but cannot afford, dental care are welcome at a free, two-day dental clinic Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29 at the A.J. Palumbo Center. Hosted by Face2FaceHealing, a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit, co-founded by Karen...

 

Community conversation on mental health at UrbanKind

Steel Smiling will hold six community conversations on mental health during 2017 in partnership with the UrbanKind Institute. The first conversation will be on June 7 from 6-8 p.m. at UrbanKind Institute, 212 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15210....

 

Allegheny County Health Dept. releases results of latest behavioral health survey

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) has announced the results of the newest county-wide behavioral health survey will be available on its website, www.achd.net. Using responses from 9,000 randomly-selected residents, this data will help...

 

Health care center has history on the Hilltop

In mid-June 2002, the Beltzhoover Citizens Community Development Corporation (BCCDC) and the Hilltop Community Health Care Partnership it had formed, contacted the Sto-Rox Neighborhood Health Center (...

 

Concussion awareness event March 7

State Reps. Bill Kortz and Harry Readshaw, both D-Allegheny, in conjunction with the Baldwin Football Boosters, are cosponsoring a concussion prevention and management seminar at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 7 in the LGI Room at Baldwin High School, 4653...

 

Poverty status influences trends of chronic medical conditions

Researchers from Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC have shown how poverty status influences the prevalence of three common chronic medical conditions: asthma, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD...

 

Free education series for family caregivers offered

The Allegheny County Department of Human Services Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is offering a free six-week education series, Powerful Tools for Caregivers. This series is for nonprofessional caregivers and is designed to educate caregivers on how to...

 

Mercy Parish Nurse program will host community nursing preparation course

The Mercy Parish Nurse and Health Ministry Program, part of Pittsburgh Mercy and Trinity Health, serving in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, will host “Foundations of Faith Community Nursing,” a five-day preparation course that offers...

 

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