Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh - Community Services

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Data Provided By
United Way of Allegheny County
General Information
Description of ServiceOffers assessments by licensed optometrists, prescriptions for optical aids, and the opportunity to try out aids ranging from magnifiers, writing guides, special lighting devices, and closed-circuit TVs. Clients are encouraged to borrow aids prior to purchase. Prevention of blindness programs including preschool vision and adult screenings.

This free door-to-door service provides rides to any type of medical appointment or essential service need, such as obtaining a photo ID. Individuals must live in Allegheny County and appointments must be made in advance.

Support Services
These services include grocery and personal needs shopping with the individual, assisting with reading and filling out forms, picking up prescriptions, minor household repairs, adjusting clocks and reading instructions.
Geographical AreaCounties served in southwestern PA include: Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Lawrence, Indiana, Mercer, Washington, Westmoreland
Intake ProcedureCall for appointment.
Client Information
EligibilityNo restrictions. Most clients come from Pennsylvania, but BVRS accepts clients from all states and some foreign countries.
Hours of Operation Weekdays, 8:00am to 4:30pm
Contact Information
Contact's Name Ms. Barbara Peterson
Contact's Position Director of Client Services
Contact's Email
Physical Site Address 1 1816 Locust Street
Physical Site City, State, Zip Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Main Phone 412-368-4400
Other Phone 800-706-5050
Fax 412-368-4090
Web Address
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh
Affiliated Program: Community Services
This Service: Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh - Community Services
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Blind Mobility Aids (LH-0600.5000-100)
Blindness (YF-9000.0100)
Errand Running/Shopping Assistance (PH-3300.1800)
Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (BT-4500.6500-500)
Vision Screening (LF-4900.2000-900)
Visual/Reading Aids (LH-0600.9000)