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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 15222 and was...

 

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 assistance, for which...

 

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 participants will be...

 

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 coverage. It is also...

 

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 parents of new babies in...

 

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 health support they need...

 

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 have additional...

 

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 premiums in the...

 

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 home, which can help...

 

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 eligibility start...

 

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 to an ACHD clinic....

 

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...

 

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