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Second Avenue Commons opens for overnight shelter, day programming

Second Avenue Commons, the new, year-round low-barrier shelter at 700 Second Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh, opened on November 22 at 2 p.m. and will be available for overnight shelter up to capacity. If the shelter reaches... — Updated 11/22/2022


Youth suicide assessment and intervention workshop offered

A Youth Suicide Assessment and Intervention Workshop will be held on Friday, Nov. 18 at the Center for Victims, 3433 E. Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203. The in-person workshop w... — Updated 11/8/2022


Mobile Health Unit open house at heath center

Sto-Rox Neighborhood Health Council’s new medical mobile unit will hold an open house on Thursday, Nov. 3 from 2-5 p.m. at the Hilltop Community Health Center. The Hilltop Community Health Center is at 151 Ruth Street,... — Updated 11/1/2022


Insurance Department releases 2023 proposed ACA rates, health plans

Acting Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Michael Humphreys has released the 2023 requested rate filings for insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act. As filed, 2023 will see increased competition and more choices for... — Updated 8/9/2022


ACHD expands access to monkeypox vaccine

The Allegheny Health Department (ACHD) has expanded access to the monkeypox vaccine through several community health providers. In addition to the department’s Immunization Clinic, the following primary care providers are... — Updated 7/28/2022


Rep. Jessica Benham hosting a drive through senior fair

State Rep. Jessica Benham's office will host a "Drive Through Senior Fair" at the Brentwood Civic Center Parking Lot, located behind the Brentwood Library and Volunteer Fire... — Updated 3/31/2022


Health Department asks public to answer Community Health Survey

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) seeks public participation in its Community Health Assessment Survey supplement, which is designed to better understand the complex impacts 2020 had on community residents. The survey i... — Updated 6/3/2021


City will host health care sessions for information on signing up for insurance in Pennie website

The Office of Mayor William Peduto and Pennie, the Pennsylvania Health Insurance Exchange, are hosting two educational sessions for residents to learn how to utilize the portal that replaced in Pennsylvania. More... — Updated 2/11/2021


Fish Fries reminded to secure Health Permit to operate, practice COVID safety

With the upcoming Lenten season, the Allegheny County Health Department is reminding fish fry sponsors that they must have a valid health permit to operate, which is a requirement... — Updated 2/4/2021


SNAP has another store for online groceries

The Department of Human Services (DHS) has announced ALDI has joined the United States Department of Agriculture’s pilot program allowing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients to purchase groceries online... — Updated 12/22/2020


Pennie Marketplace is open for health insurance

Pennie’s 2021 Open Enrollment Period is going on now. Pennie is Pennsylvania’s official destination for individuals and families seeking high-quality health insurance coverage and is the only place to access financial... — Updated 12/9/2020


Opening of Downtown WIC Clinic at Warner Center delayed

The opening of Allegheny County Health Department’s Downtown WIC Clinic has been delayed. A new opening date will be announced when it is available. The new address is 332 Fifth Avenue, Warner Center 5th floor, Pittsburgh, PA... — Updated 12/1/2020


Downtown WIC clinic moving, new clinic opens November 23 at Warner Center

The Downtown WIC Clinic will be moving to a new location later this month. The new address is 332 Fifth Avenue, Warner Center 5th floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Current Downtown WIC p... — Updated 11/17/2020


County offering walk-in flu shots

Influenza vaccines are available at Allegheny County Health Department’s Immunization Clinic downtown. The Immunization Clinic is offering walk-in flu vaccinations from 9 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The clinic will... — Updated 9/30/2020


USDA extends WIC COVID-19 flexibilities for duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended more than a dozen flexibilities ensuring participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) continue receiving the food and... — Updated 9/30/2020


Hello Baby provides fresh approach, supporting parents of newborns

The Department of Human Services (DHS), together with partners United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania (2-1-1) and Healthy Start Pittsburgh have begun rolling out a first-of-its-kind parenting initiative, Hello Baby, to all... — Updated 9/29/2020


Pennsylvania launches new state-based health insurance marketplace, Pennie

Pennsylvania has created Pennie™, a new state-based health insurance marketplace for 2021 coverage. Pennie is available to all Pennsylvanians and aims to improve the accessibility and affordability of individual market health... — Updated 9/29/2020


State Insurance Department releases 2021 ACA plans offering consumers more affordable options

Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman has released the 2021 requested rate filings for health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act, highlighting that the average rate requests would result in an average decrease in... — Updated 8/10/2020


Increased income guidelines released for WIC program

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) announced increased income guidelines for the PA Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program. Income limits for... — Updated 7/29/2020


Human Services provides update on SNAP online grocery purchasing, encourages retailers to join

Pennsylvanians are reminded of the ability to use Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) funds to purchase groceries online through select retailers. This flexibility allows SNAP recipients to purchase groceries from... — Updated 7/27/2020


Health Department provides update on clinical operations

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) is providing the following updates on its clinical operations as the county moves into the green phase of reopening. Patients are required to wear a mask or face covering when coming... — Updated 6/8/2020


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... — Updated 4/22/2020


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... — Updated 3/19/2020


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... — Updated 3/17/2020


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... — Updated 7/25/2019


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