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Human Services announces CHIP to maintain enrollment for families during COVID-19 crisis

The Department of Human Services (DHS) is making temporary changes to Pennsylvania’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to keep families enrolled in CHIP for the duration of the public health emergency and to ease access to medical...

 

UPMC Develops New COVID-19 test, offers testing to select patients

UPMC has developed a test for the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19 — and will use this test to diagnose select, symptomatic cases. The health system plans to rapidly increase capacity at its central laboratory. If...

 

AHN temporarily suspends all visitation at affiliated facilities

Allegheny Health Network (AHN) announced it is suspending all patient visitation at its affiliated hospitals, outpatient clinics and ambulatory surgery centers until further notice. The new policy goes into effect at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 20....

 

Third annual free dental clinic July 26-27 at PPG Paints Arena

Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh (MOMPGH) organizers expect to again see long lines of patients for its third annual free dental clinic taking place July 26-27, at PPG Paints Arena. The clinic, which recru...

 

Income guidelines increased for WIC program participants

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) announced that income guidelines for the PA Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program have increased. The 2019-2020 income limits for eligibility start with an annual gross income...

 

Health Dept. wants to know about health issues, contributing factors

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) has announced the start of its community health survey. The survey period runs through October 4, 2019 and is part of the larger 2020 Community Health Assessment (CHA). A Community Health Assessment,...

 

Health Dept. and CountyStat announce air quality dashboard

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) and CountyStat announced the launch of an air quality dashboard on the county’s website. The new interactive site takes information from ACHD’s air quality monitors and provides it in a user-friendly...

 

Family Health Center to host health, wellness fair

Pittsburgh Mercy Family Health Center, Pittsburgh Mercy’s integrated physical and behavioral health primary care center on South Side, will host a free community health and wellness fair on Friday, June 21, 2019, from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., at 249...

 

PA Dept. of Health launches campaign to help parents prevent children from vaping

As the number of young people using e-cigarettes increases throughout Pennsylvania and nationally, the PA Department of Health has launched a new campaign aimed at helping parents prevent children from vaping because most e-cigarettes contain...

 

Volunteer dental professionals are needed for annual free dental clinic

Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh (MOMPGH) continues to seek dentists and other clinical professionals for a free dental clinic taking place July 26-27, 2019, at PPG Paints Arena. While general volunteer...

 

OTC program for kids

Friends of Phillips Park in conjunction with University of Pittsburgh present an educational and fun workshop for kids ages 9-13 on the importance of medicine cabinet safety.  OTC Medicine Safety for Kids will take place on Saturday, April 13 from...

 

Local studies on food, housing among college students reveal critical findings

Two studies completed in 2018 highlight the necessity to support the basic needs of college students in the two critical areas of food and housing. Focusing on the needs of students in southwestern Pennsylvania, the studies were conducted through...

 

Dental professionals, volunteers needed to help at free dental clinic this summer

Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh (MOMPGH) is seeking 1,500 volunteers to assist with a free dental clinic taking place July 26-27 at PPG Paints Arena. Help is also needed for set up on July 25. Now in its third year dedicated to serving the Pittsburgh...

 

Free smoking cessation program is beginning at Trinity Lutheran

Trinity Lutheran Church is offering a Smoking Cessation Program at the church beginning on February 21. This is a free program through Giant Eagle Pharmacy and Trinity Lutheran at 601 Brownsville Road. The program will run approximately five weeks...

 

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...

 

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