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Programs that offer information and guidance for people who need assistance in selecting appropriate health insurance coverage and which may also answer questions about health insurance benefits and help people complete insurance forms.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
ACLAMO Family Centers - Family ServicesLinks expectant mothers to early prenatal care/birth preparation. Connects moms and kids to health insurance and needed health services. Program also offers parenting and child development workshops, screening and counseling and connects young children to early learning and early intervention resources.MontgomeryACLAMO Family Centers - Montgomery; NorristownACLAMO Family Centers
ACLAMO Family Centers - Family Services - PottstownLinks expectant mothers to early prenatal care/birth preparation. Connects moms and kids to health insurance and needed health services. Program also offers parenting and child development workshops, screening and counseling and connects young children to early learning and early intervention resources.MontgomeryACLAMO PottstownACLAMO Family Centers
APPRISEAssistance with understanding Medicare and Medicaid eligibility and benefits, comparison and selection of Medicare supplemental Insurance Plans, Medicare managed Care Programs, Medicare prescription (Part D), long-term care insurance policies & other health insurance and public benefit programs. Claim filing and other related paperwork assistance, advocacy, and referral to other appropriate federal & state agencies are also available. DauphinNorthern Dauphin Human Services Center Agency on AgingDauphin County Area Agency on Aging
APPRISE-BSST Area Agency On AgingThe APPRISE program is Pennsylvania's State Health Insurance Assistance Program for all Medicare beneficiaries. APPRISE helps a beneficiary understand and enroll in their Medicare and other health insurance benefits, explain and enroll in the Medicare prescription benefit, files appeals, assists with billing/claim issues, and apply for eligibility assistance program that may help lower Medicare costs.SullivanAAA - Laporte OfficeB/S/S/T Area Agency On Aging
APPRISE-BSST Area Agency On AgingThe APPRISE program is Pennsylvania's State Health Insurance Assistance Program for all Medicare beneficiaries. APPRISE helps a beneficiary understand and enroll in their Medicare and other health insurance benefits, explain and enroll in the Medicare prescription benefit, files appeals, assists with billing/claim issues, and apply for eligibility assistance program that may help lower Medicare costs.SusquehannaAAA - Montrose OfficeB/S/S/T Area Agency On Aging
APPRISE-BSST Area Agency On AgingThe APPRISE program is Pennsylvania's State Health Insurance Assistance Program for all Medicare beneficiaries. APPRISE helps a beneficiary understand and enroll in their Medicare and other health insurance benefits, explain and enroll in the Medicare prescription benefit, files appeals, assists with billing/claim issues, and apply for eligibility assistance program that may help lower Medicare costs.TiogaAAA - Wellsboro OfficeB/S/S/T Area Agency On Aging
APPRISE Health Insurance Counseling Program - Wayne County Area Agency on AgingState health insurance assistance program counseling for people with medicare. Assist with issues relation to medicare, prescriptions and supplemental health insurance. Our Apprise staff can help with billing, PACE applications and a myriad of concerns, providing information allowing educated decisions and peace of mind.WayneWayne County Area Agency on AgingWayne County Area Agency on Aging
Apprise Program-Area Agency on Aging Luzerne and Wyoming CountiesA free health insurance counseling program designed to help older Pennsylvanians by answering questions and providing objective, easy-to-understand information about Medicare, Medicare Supplemental Insurance, Medicaid, and Long-Term Care Insurance.LuzerneArea Agency on Aging-Luzerne and Wyoming CountiesArea Agency on Aging-Luzerne and Wyoming Counties
APPRISE Voluntary Action CenterAPPRISE is the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) for Pennsylvanians on Medicare. The Pennsylvania Department of Aging created APPRISE to help older Pennsylvanians understand their health insurance options under Medicare. APPRISE counselors are specially trained staff and volunteers who can answer your questions about Medicare, Medicaid, Medigap, Long-term Care Insurance and Preventive Care. These counselors have direct access to State and Federal Medicare information and resources.LackawannaVoluntary Action CenterVoluntary Action Center of Northeast PA
Brandywine Hospital - Health Insurance Information/ CounselingBrandywine Hospital has been taking care of families for more than 100 years. With excellent physicians and advanced medical technology, the staff provides exceptional care for patients in its 243-bed licensed facility.ChesterBRANDYWINE HOSPITALBrandywine Hospital
Caring Foundation - Adult BasicAdult Basic is a Keystone Health Plan for adults from 19 years of age through 64 years. It is a state funded program via the tobacco settlement and provides limited benefit coverage for uninsured adults. IBC is the sole insurer for this program in southeastern Pennsylvania.PhiladelphiaCaring Foundation - Philadelphia; Center CityCaring Foundation
Caring Foundation - CHIPCHIP is free or low cost Keystone Health Plan East HMO for uninsured children and adolescents through 18 years of age. IBC is the only CHIP contractor in our region to subsidize the low cost CHIP monthly premium.PhiladelphiaCaring Foundation - Philadelphia; Center CityCaring Foundation
ChesPenn Health Services - Center for Family Health at Coatesville - Health Insurance Information/ CounselingProvides comprehensive primary and preventive care and social services to medically underserved families and individuals on a sliding scale.ChesterCHESPENN HEALTH SERVICESChesPenn Health Services
Clarion Area Agency on Aging - AppriseSpecially trained volunteers help older Pennsylvanians who are Medicare beneficiaries understand Medicare, Medicare Part D, PACE, and other insurance benefits and assist them in making sound decisions about what is best for them. ClarionClarion Area Agency on AgingClarion Area Agency on Aging
Community Care Behavioral HealthCommunity Care Behavioral Health (CCBH) is the managed care organization that authorizes behavioral health, mental health or drug & alcohol services to eligible medical assistance members under HealthChoices. Community Care Behavioral Health's mission is to improve the health and well-being of the community through the delivery of effective and accessible behavioral health services.ChesterCommunity Care Behavioral Health - Chester; ExtonCommunity Care Behavioral Health - Chester County
Community Care Behavioral Health - Central OfficeCommunity Care Behavioral Health (CCBH) is the managed care organization that authorizes behavioral health, mental health or drug & alcohol services to eligible medical assistance members under HealthChoices. Community Care Behavioral Health's mission is to improve the health and well-being of the community through the delivery of effective and accessible behavioral health services.CumberlandCommunity Care Behavioral Health - Central OfficeCommunity Care Behavioral Health - Chester County
Community Care Behavioral Health - Monroe CountyBehavioral health managed care corporation assisting individuals, who receive medical assistance, in recovery from mental health conditions and addiction. Assist individuals in finding doctors, counselors, and other medical professionals, assist with get transportation to appointments, helping to ensure appropriate treatment and direct individuals to services that will be covered by their insurance.MonroeCommunity Care Behavioral HealthCommunity Care Behavioral Health
Dauphin County Area Agency on Aging - APPRISEIn addition to one-on-one counseling, the APPRISE Program holds seminars open to the public on topics such as Medicare Basics, programs to help save money and Medicare Prescription Coverage. APPRISE counselors are specially trained volunteers. They can answer your questions about Medicare, Medicaid, Medigap, (Supplement Insurance) Medicare Advantage plans, long term care insurance and prescription drug benefit. APPRISE counselors have direct access to state and federal Medicare resources. They can: - Help you understand your Medicare benefits by explaining which services are covered under Parts A and B and your Medicare Summary Notice. - Help you make informed choices about Medicare coverage options, including Medicare Advantage plans and Medigap policies. - Help you understand the Medicare appeals process and assist with appeals paperwork. - Help you select a Medigap insurance policy. - Explain financial assistance programs that may be available to assist in paying for your Medicare premiums, deductibles and coinsurance, as well as your prescription drug needs. - Make presentations on Medicare to your organization.DauphinDauphin County Area Agency on AgingDauphin County Area Agency on Aging
Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging - APPRISE Health Insurance CounselingA free Medicare counseling program designed to help older adults. The APPRISE program is a State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) funded in whole or part by a grant through the Administration for Community Living.DelawareDelaware County Office of Services for the Aging - Delaware; Crum LynneDelaware County Office of Services for the Aging
Experience, Inc. - APPRISEAPPRISE is the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) for Pennsylvania’s Medicare Beneficiaries. APPRISE will help Pennsylvanians with Medicare understand their health insurance options and help them make sound decisions about what is best for them. Aside from Medicare/Medicaid eligibility, the APPRISE program will screen for eligibility for all other programsWarrenExperience, Inc.Experience Inc.
Generations of Indian Valley - Apprise CounselingApprise Counseling provides medical insurance counseling information about Medicare health care choices.MontgomerySenior Adult Activity Center of Indian Valley - Montgomery; SoudertonGenerations of Indian Valley
HealthChoices - Erie CountyThe HealthChoices Program has three goals that guide the Department of Human Services in its implementation efforts. These goals are to improve access to health care services for Medical Assistance recipients; to improve the quality of health care available to Medical Assistance recipients; and to stabilize Pennsylvania's Medical Assistance spending.ErieHealthChoices - Erie CountyHealthChoices - Erie County
HealthFinderLocates health information. A Federal Government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,HealthFinder Healthfinder
La Comunidad Hispana - Oxford Community Health Center/Centro de SaludPrimary/Urgent Care Services include: Immunizations Physical examinations Health screenings and education Well baby and child care Women’s health care Sexually transmitted infection education and screening Educational outreach Evaluation and treatment of acute episodic illnesses and injuries Evaluation and treatment of chronic illnesses including diabetes and hypertension Family planning services Tobacco cessation outreach and counseling Behavioral Health counseling Parental Services include: Initial evaluation and regular supervision of pregnant patients Prenatal health education Referral of high-risk patients to area specialists Post-partum follow-upChesterLa Comunidad HispanaLa Comunidad Hispana
Maternal and Child Health Consortium - Advocacy ProgramProvides improved access to high-quality health care services for at-risk families in Chester County. Needs Addressed: - Infant mortality; - Low birth weight; - Lack of prenatal care; - Smoking cessation; - Alcohol abuse; - Mental health; - Dental hygiene; - Health insurance; - Linguistic access to care; - Medical transportationChester*Main Site (Maternal and Child Health Consortium)Maternal and Child Health Consortium
Maternal and Child Health Consortium - Healthy Start - CoatesvilleHelps parents in Coatesville obtain information related to family care. Provides referrals for prenatal appointments, health classes in Spanish or English, and health insurance providers.ChesterHealthy Start - CoatesvilleMaternal and Child Health Consortium
Maternal and Child Health Consortium - Healthy Start - Kennett SquareHelps parents in Kennett Square obtain information related to infant care.ChesterHealthy Start - Kennett SquareMaternal and Child Health Consortium
Maternal and Child Health Consortium - Healthy Start - OxfordHelps parents in Oxford obtain information related to infant care.ChesterHealthy Start - OxfordMaternal and Child Health Consortium
Maternal and Child Health Consortium - Healthy Start - PhoenixvilleHelps parents in Phoenixville obtain information about infant care.ChesterHealthy Start - PhoenixvilleMaternal and Child Health Consortium
Maternal and Child Health Consortium - Healthy Start - West ChesterHelps parents in West Chester obtain information about infant care.ChesterHealthy Start - West ChesterMaternal and Child Health Consortium
Maternal and Child Health Consortium - Information and ReferralMakes referrals to access services including: - Health insurance and CHIP; - Transportation information; - Housing information; - Domestic violence information; - Utility and rental assistanceChester*Main Site (Maternal and Child Health Consortium)Maternal and Child Health Consortium
Medical Social Work ServicesOur Medical Social Work services help clients of all ages and their families manage the emotional, social, environmental and financial concerns associated with illness through counseling, long-term planning, education and referrals for benefits and entitlements, community resource linkage, placement and housing referral advocacy, discharge planning and brief care-focused family counseling. Our Medical Social Workers are Masters Degree prepared in Social Work with health care experience. Additionally, they are required to participate in multiple yearly inservices and continuing education programs. They actively participate in professional organizations and advisory councils. Berks Visiting Nurse Association is a field supervisory site for local universities. Supervision is performed by a licensed MSW with many years of experience and ACSW accreditation.BerksBerks Visiting Nurse AssociationHome Health Care Management
Medical Social Work ServicesOur Medical Social Work services help clients of all ages and their families manage the emotional, social, environmental and financial concerns associated with illness through counseling, long-term planning, education and referrals for benefits and entitlements, community resource linkage, placement and housing referral advocacy, discharge planning and brief care-focused family counseling. Our Medical Social Workers are Masters Degree prepared in Social Work with health care experience. Additionally, they are required to participate in multiple yearly inservices and continuing education programs. They actively participate in professional organizations and advisory councils. Berks Visiting Nurse Association is a field supervisory site for local universities. Supervision is performed by a licensed MSW with many years of experience and ACSW accreditation.BerksGreater Lehigh Valley Visiting Nurse AssociationHome Health Care Management
Medical Social Work ServicesOur Medical Social Work services help clients of all ages and their families manage the emotional, social, environmental and financial concerns associated with illness through counseling, long-term planning, education and referrals for benefits and entitlements, community resource linkage, placement and housing referral advocacy, discharge planning and brief care-focused family counseling. Our Medical Social Workers are Masters Degree prepared in Social Work with health care experience. Additionally, they are required to participate in multiple yearly inservices and continuing education programs. They actively participate in professional organizations and advisory councils. Berks Visiting Nurse Association is a field supervisory site for local universities. Supervision is performed by a licensed MSW with many years of experience and ACSW accreditation.Berks*Main Site (Home Health Care Management, Inc.)Home Health Care Management
Medical Social Work ServicesOur Medical Social Work services help clients of all ages and their families manage the emotional, social, environmental and financial concerns associated with illness through counseling, long-term planning, education and referrals for benefits and entitlements, community resource linkage, placement and housing referral advocacy, discharge planning and brief care-focused family counseling. Our Medical Social Workers are Masters Degree prepared in Social Work with health care experience. Additionally, they are required to participate in multiple yearly inservices and continuing education programs. They actively participate in professional organizations and advisory councils. Berks Visiting Nurse Association is a field supervisory site for local universities. Supervision is performed by a licensed MSW with many years of experience and ACSW accreditation.BerksVisiting Nurse Association of Pottstown and VicinityHome Health Care Management
Pennsylvania Health Law Project - Health Insurance Information/ CounselingPHLP provides free legal services to lower-income consumers, seniors, and persons with disabilities who are having trouble accessing publicly funded healthcare coverage or services.PhiladelphiaPENNSYLVANIA HEALTH LAW PROJECT - Philadelphia; Old CityPennsylvania Health Law Project (PHLP)
Philadelphia Physicians for Social Responsibility - Healthcare AccessHealthcare Access is a grass roots citizens' organization concerned about access, quality, and the rising costs of health care. The program is designed to establish a single payor health system that provides high quality, affordable and accessible healthcare for all Americans.PhiladelphiaPhysicians for Social Responsibility - Philadelphia; Center CityPhiladelphia Physicians for Social Responsibility
Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY) - Child Health Watch HelplineAssists parents and caregivers to enroll their children in public health insurance, either Medical assistance or CHIP. Enrollment is done entirely over the phone, for free in any language. Also assists parent/caregivers to find health care services, including dental, vision, behavioral health and family providers.PhiladelphiaPublic Citizens for Children and YouthPublic Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY)
RSVP - Apprise Medicare Counseling ProgramRSVP APPRISE volunteers are trained to educate and inform potential recipients or caretakers about Medicare, leading to increased access to benefits and savings.MontgomeryRSVP - Montgomery; PARSVP
United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Services for Family Caregivers of Post 9/11 VeteransFamily Caregivers provide crucial support in caring for Veterans. VA recognizes that Family Caregivers in a home environment can enhance the health and well-being of Veterans under VA care. Additional VA services are now available to seriously injured post-9/11 Veterans and their Family Caregivers. Services Available to Family Caregivers through this Program include:
  • Monthly stipend,
  • Travel expenses (including lodging and per diem while accompanying Veterans undergoing care),
  • Access to health care insurance (if the Caregiver is not already entitled to care or services under a health care plan),
  • Mental health services and counseling,
  • Comprehensive VA Caregiver training provided by Easter Seals,
  • Respite care (not less than 30 days per year).
United States Department of Veterans AffairsUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
UPMC Altoona Health Insurance Information/CounselingOffer information and guidance for people who need assistance in selecting appropriate health insurance coverage and which may also answer questions about health insurance benefits and help people complete insurance forms.BlairUPMC Altoona Resource CoordinationUPMC Altoona

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