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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    American Cancer Society - Information and Referral Services - BerksProvides information to callers and referrals to appropriate community resources through: - Cancer Resource Connection with other non-ACS related Services - 24/7 hotline - Support NetworkBerksAmerican Cancer Society - Berks UnitAmerican Cancer Society
    Berks County State Health CenterPromotes healthy lifestyles, prevent injury and disease, and to assure the safe delivery of quality healthcare for all Commonwealth citizens. Offers the following services: - Childhood lead poisoning prevention program - Community outreach - Disease investigations - Flu shots - Health information and referrals - HIV/AIDS services including consultation and follow up - Immunizations clinics - Perinatal Hepatitis B case management - PKU services - Public Health Preparedness - STD consultation and follow up - Sudden Infant Death Syndrome services - Child health services - Tuberculosis programsBerksBerks County State Health CenterPennsylvania Department of Health
    Carbon County State Health CenterHealth centers are the implementation sites for the Department of Health's public health programs. Services include communicable disease reporting and investigation; epidemiology, informational and referral; chronic disease prevention and intervention; clinical services (including sexually-transmitted disease and tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment, immunization, and HIV testing, counseling and education); family health programs and environmental health services (including animal bites and rabies information).CarbonCarbon County State Health CenterPennsylvania Department of Health
    Caring Voice Coalition- Financial Assistance - Provides financial grants to alleviate the burden of medication copayments and health insurance premiums, allowing patients to start and remain on their prescription therapies. - Alternate Coverage - Patients often have trouble finding affordable health insurance plans or may encounter issues they’re unable to resolve. CVC insurance specialists investigate, review and explain patients’ current benefits to them. They work with all insurance types—commercial, government and exchanges—to resolve issues and help patients identify and explore sources of new or improved coverage. CVC is a Certified Application Counselor Designated Organization for Marketplace services under the Affordable Care Act. - Social Security Disability - CVC’s Social Security disability program supports patients through the various stages of the Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance application process. Patient advocates coordinate supporting evidence, assess eligibility, submit claims for benefits and draft arguments. Caring Voice CoalitionCaring Voice Coalition
    CDC National Prevention Information NetworkThe U.S. reference and referral service for information on HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and tuberculosis (TB). NPIN is a next-generation clearinghouse that collects and disseminates data and materials to support the work of prevention organizations and workers in international, national, state, and local settings. Their services are designed to facilitate program collaboration in sharing information, resources, published materials, research, and trends among the four diseases. CDC National Prevention Information NetworkCDC National Prevention Information Network
    HealthWell FoundationThe HealthWell Foundation provides financial assistance to eligible individuals to cover coinsurance, copayments, health care premiums and deductibles for certain medications and therapies. If you've been prescribed a medication and your insurance company covers it, but you still cannot afford the coinsurance or copayment required, we may be able to assist you by paying for part of your costs associated with the medication. Also, if you are eligible for health insurance, but cannot afford the insurance premium, we may be able to assist with your insurance premium. Please keep in mind that the HealthWell Foundation currently does not assist with the following expenses:
    • Office visits,
    • Administration or infusion costs,
    • Medical equipment and supplies,
    • Medical transportation,
    • Health insurance premium costs for an entire family,
    • Deductibles that apply to treatments and services that are not eligible for your approved disease fund,
    • Pharmacy compounding costs,
    • Over-the-counter treatments,
    • Treatments for side effects (e.g. nausea).
    HealthWell FoundationHealthWell Foundation
    Lancaster County State Health CenterOffers the following services: - Immunizations (all ages), offered by appointment Thursday, 9:00-11:30am & 1:00-2:30 pm. Immunization record must be brought along. Immunizations for measles, rubella, and mumps can be given between ages 12-15 months, others usually 2 months. The following immunizations are offered: DTP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis) IPV (Inactivated Polio Vaccine) Prevnar (Pneumocial vaccine for infants) MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) Hepatitis B-Hepatitis A Gardasil (Vaccine used to prevent cervical cancer and precancerous cervical lesions) HIB (hemophilus influenza) DT Booster or TD (for older children) Varicella (chickenpox) TDYS - Tuberculosis Clinics provide confidential diagnosis, treatment (including medication), and follow-up. (Will do a free testing for persons who have been exposed to the germ). TB clinic by appointment - HIV/AIDS antibody testing and pre- and post-test counseling. Free, confidential and anonymous. HIV clinic Tuesdays by appointment - Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) home visiting, bereavement counseling, and referral services - Lead Poisoning: Will provide lead testing, case management, nursing assessment, and arrangement of environmental inspection for children up to age six with a venous blood level at or above the level designated for case management by the Pa Dept. of Health. Provides general information on lead poisoning, including prevention, treatment and hazard reduction. Lead testing by appointment 3rd Thursday - Investigation and control of reportable diseases. Educates patient regarding possible source, transmission, and prevention/control measures. Investigations include reportable communicable and non-communicable diseases and food and/or waterborne disease outbreaks - Outbreak investigation of multiple cases of illness linked to a common source. Gathers information regarding symptoms, onset, activities, food and beverage history of ill versus non-ill persons. If threat of an outbreak that mass immunizations may prevent or limit, the center may quickly establish mass immunization sites among the non-immunized population. - High risk infant follow-up program for families without health insurance, who have premature infants, or infants with congenital defects. Home assessment, health education, and growth and development monitoring are provided by a nurse. - Information and referral services on Hepatitis C, AIDS, genetic disorders, cardiac, cleft palate, cystic fibrosis, phenylketonuria, spina bifida, sexually transmitted diseases. If there is a program at the state level for specific disorders, the staff will assist local residents in accessing these services. - PKU follow-up provided to infants with elevated phenylalanine levels. Nurse will act as a liaison between the family and the PKU Treatment Center. - Rabies prevention. All animal bites are reported to the State Health Center. Both victim and owner are contacted and informed of protocol for confinement of the animal. If there is a risk of rabies, a nurse will assess and educate the parties involved regarding the need for rabies prophylaxis. - Community Education Programs on such topics as: AIDS, diabetes, health risk education, high blood pressure, and nutrition. Farm and fire safety education programs for health fairs and parochial schools, including Amish schools. Health and safety educational programs for day care and HeadStart staffs and WIC parents. - Provides information on West Nile Virus. LancasterLancaster County State Health CenterPennsylvania Department of Health
    Lebanon County State Health CenterOffers an immunization clinic, tuberculosis clinic, hypertension screenings, HIV clinic, home visiting and communicable disease reporting and follow-up.LebanonLebanon County State Health CenterPennsylvania Department of Health
    Lehigh County State Health CenterHealth centers are the implementation sites for the Department of Health's public health programs. Services include communicable disease reporting and investigation; epidemiology, informational and referral; chronic disease prevention and intervention; clinical services (including sexually-transmitted disease and tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment, immunization, and HIV testing, counseling and education); family health programs and environmental health services (including animal bites and rabies information).LehighLehigh County State Health CenterPennsylvania Department of Health
    National Health Information CenterNational Health Information Center (NHIC) is a health information referral service sponsored by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. NHIC puts health professionals and consumers who have health questions in touch with those organizations that are best able to provide reliable answers. Using a database that contains descriptions health-related organizations, NHIC staff refers people to the most appropriate resource. NHIC also produces three annual health information directories (online): Federal Health information Centers and Clearinghouses, National Health Observances, and Toll-free Numbers for Health information. National Health Information CenterNational Health Information Center
    Northampton County State Health CenterHealth centers are the implementation sites for the Department of Health's public health programs. Services include communicable disease reporting and investigation; epidemiology, informational and referral; chronic disease prevention and intervention; clinical services (including sexually-transmitted disease and tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment, immunization, and HIV testing, counseling and education); family health programs and environmental health services (including animal bites and rabies information).NorthamptonNorthampton County State Health CenterPennsylvania Department of Health
    Patient Advocate FoundationPatient Advocate Foundation's Patient Services provides patients with arbitration, mediation and negotiation to settle issues with access to care, medical debt, and job retention related to their illness. Patient Services may assist you with the following services:
    • Co-Pay Relief Program;
    • Outreach Programs;
    • Prevention assistance;
    • Case Management Assistance that focuses on Access to Care Related Assistance, Financial Assistance, Insurance Assistance, and Job Retention Assistance.
    Patient Advocate FoundationPatient Advocate Foundation
    Patient Advocate Foundation - Co-Pay Relief ProgramPatient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Relief Program provides direct financial assistance to qualified patients, including Medicare Part D beneficiaries, assisting with co-payments, co-insurance and deductibles required by your insurer for pharmaceutical treatments and/or prescription medications relative to your diagnosis. Co-Pay Relief call counselors work directly with the patient as well as with the provider of care to obtain necessary medical, insurance and income information to advance the application in an expeditious manner. Upon approval, payments are made:
    • To the Doctor,
    • To the Pharmacy,
    • To the Patient Directly.
    Patient Advocate FoundationPatient Advocate Foundation
    Pennsylvania Department of Health - Indiana County State Health CenterServices include communicable disease reporting and investigation; epidemiology, informational and referral; chronic disease prevention and intervention; clinical services (including sexually-transmitted disease and tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment, immunization, and HIV testing, counseling and education); family health programs and environmental health services (including animal bites and rabies information).IndianaIndiana County State Health CenterPennsylvania Department of Health
    Schuylkill County State Health CenterOffers an immunization clinic, tuberculosis clinic, hypertension screenings, HIV clinic, home visiting and communicable disease reporting and follow-up.SchuylkillSchuylkill County State Health CenterPennsylvania Department of Health
    Senior Helpers, NorthumberlandOffers non-medical in-home care or in-facility care to anyone age 18 and older. Our services range from: COMPANIONSHIP Reading Letter Writing & Correspondence Reminisce About the Past Play Mind Stimulating Games Discuss Current Events Play Games / Cards Participate in Crafts Organize Mail & Help with Bill Paying Discuss Historical Events Birthday & Holiday Reminders Maintain Client Calendar ERRANDS Grocery Shopping Arrange Appointments Escort to Appointments General Shopping Pick Up Prescriptions Airport Assistance CARE Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care Medication Reminders Assist with Walking Monitor Diet & Eating AROUND THE HOUSE Meal Preparation & Clean-up Prepare Future Meals Laundry & Ironing Light Housekeeping Make Beds Bathing & Dressing Assistance Supervise Household / Maintenance Care of House Plants & Animals Answer the Door & Telephone Take Out Garbage Organize & Clean Closets Clip Coupons for Shopping Oversee Home Deliveries Monitor Food Expirations Monitor TV Usage IN THE COMMUNITY Plan Visits, Outings & Trips Attend Plays & Concerts Assist with Entertaining Accompany to Senior Center Take to Religious Services Attend Sporting Events Visit Friends & Neighbors Weather Awareness Services are available from temporary assistance from hospital to home for a one time shift to long-term 24/7 care. We also have special one hour shifts, and shifts from 2 hours to 24 hours a day.NorthumberlandSenior Helpers, NorthumberlandSusquehanna Seniors, LLC dba Senior Helpers
    Susquehanna County State Health CenterHealth centers engage in community health assessment and quality assurance activities and provide other public health services, including community integration and outreach programs, to promote healthy behaviors. Program support services include: • communicable disease reporting and investigation: • epidemiology, informational and referral; • chronic disease prevention and intervention programs; • communicable disease clinical services (including sexually-transmitted disease and tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment, immunization, and HIV testing, counseling and education); • family health programs and environmental health services SusquehannaSusquehanna County State Health DepartmentPennsylvania Department of Health
    United States Department of Defense, Defense Health Agency - TRICARETRICARE, formerly known as the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS), is a health care program of the United States Department of Defense Military Health System for active, Guard/Reserve, and retired service members and their families around the world. TRICARE is a major part of the Military Health System that:
    • Combines the resources of military hospitals and clinics with civilian health care networks,
    • Provides access to high-quality health care,
    • Supports military operations and readiness.
    TRICARE is managed by the Defense Health Agency under leadership of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs).
    United States Department of Defense, Defense Health AgencyUnited States Department of Defense
    United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Caregiver Support CoordinatorThrough VA's Caregiver Support Line and Caregiver Support Coordinators, you can find the support you need to provide the Veteran you care for with the best care at home. Your local Caregiver Support Coordinator can support you by matching you with services for which you are eligible such as: Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) Centers, Home-Based Primary Care, Skilled Home Care, Homemaker and Home Health Aide Program, Home Telehealth, Respite Care, Home Hospice Care. United States Department of Veterans AffairsUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
    United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Homeless Veterans Program: Health CareThe United States Department of Veterans Affairs is committed to ending Veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. No one who has served our country should ever go without a safe, stable place to call home. The entire department has put its energy and resources into ending Veteran homelessness. VA's programs provide individualized, comprehensive care to Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Our Veterans return from service with wounds we cannot always see. VA is committed to providing our Veterans with the mental health services they deserve. Too often, the emotional scars of service can contribute to Veteran homelessness or place Veterans at risk of homelessness. VA offers many mental health services for Veterans to help them get back on their feet. VA provides a variety of programs and services that Veterans can take advantage of, including:
    • Domiciliary Care for Homeless Veterans (DCHV) Program Domiciliary care was initially established to provide services to economically-disadvantaged Veterans, and it remains committed to serving that group. The Domiciliary has evolved from a "Soldiers' Home" to become an active clinical rehabilitation and treatment program for male and female Veterans and domiciliary programs are now integrated with the Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation and Treatment Programs (MH RRTPs). Domiciliary Care for Homeless Veterans Program
    • Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Program VA's Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Program offers outreach, exams, treatment, referrals, and case management to homeless Veterans at more than 135 sites where trained, caring VA specialists provide tools and support necessary to get your life on a better track. Call VA’s toll-free hotline, 1-877-4AID-VET, or visit the page.Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Program
    • Homeless Veterans Dental Program VA's Homeless Veterans Dental Program provides dental treatment for eligible Veterans in a number of programs: Domiciliary Residential Rehabilitation Treatment, VA Grant and Per Diem, Compensated Work Therapy/Transitional Residence, Healthcare for Homeless Veterans (contract bed), and Community Residential Care. VA is working to expand dental care to all eligible Veterans within this program. Homeless Veterans Dental Program
    Visit website for additional information on these programs. Local Health Care for Homeless Veterans coordinators list
    United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Homeless Veterans ProgramUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
    United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration - Women Veterans Health Care ProgramThe Veterans Health Administration (VHA) implements the medical assistance program of the VA through the administration and operation of numerous VA Medical Centers (VAMC), Outpatient Clinics (OPC), Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC), and VA Community Living Centers (VA Nursing Home) Programs. VA's Women Health Services office provides programmatic and strategic support to implement positive changes in the provision of care for all women Veterans. Women Veterans Health Care addresses the health care needs of women Veterans and works to ensure that timely, equitable, high-quality, comprehensive health care services are provided in a sensitive and safe environment at VA health facilities nationwide. We strive to be a national leader in the provision of health care for women, thereby raising the standard of care for all women. To fulfill this mission, Women Veterans Health Care works to make certain that all eligible women Veterans requesting VA care are assured of:
    • Comprehensive primary care by a proficient and interested primary care provider,
    • Privacy, safety, dignity, and sensitivity to gender-specific needs,
    • The right care in the right place and time,
    • State-of-the-art health care equipment and technology,
    • High-quality preventive and clinical care, equal to that provided to male Veterans.
    At each VA Medical Center nationwide, a Women Veterans Program Manager is designated to advise and advocate for women Veterans. She can help coordinate all the services you may need, from primary care to specialized care for chronic conditions or reproductive health. Woman Veterans who are interested in receiving care at VA should contact the nearest VA Medical Center and ask for the Women Veterans Program Manager.
    United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration - Women Veterans Health Care ProgramUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
    United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Women Veteran's Call CenterThe United States Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Women Veterans was formed to provide a single avenue for women Veterans to get the help they need. The Center's functions include monitoring and coordinating the VA’s administration of health care and benefits services and programs for women Veterans, serve as an advocate for a cultural transformation (both within VA and in the general public) in recognizing the service and contributions of women Veterans and women in the military, and to raise awareness of the responsibility to treat women Veterans with dignity and respect. United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Information and Referral HotlinesUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
    Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - HJ Heinz Campus: Healthcare for the Homeless Veterans Dental ProgramThe H.J. Heinz campus Healthcare for the Homeless Veterans Dental Program provides an emergency dental clinic for eligible veterans. Non-eligible veterans and veterans without dental insurance experiencing an emergency can be seen for $487.00 fee. The fee can be billed. Dental problems, such as pain and/or missing teeth can be tremendous barriers in seeking and obtaining employment. Studies have shown that after dental care, Veterans report significant improvement in perceived oral health, general health and overall self-esteem, thus, supporting the notion that dental care is an important aspect of the overall concept of homeless rehabilitation. AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

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