Health Care

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Pennie helps you find coverage

Link to Pennie webpage HERE

Pennie is where Pennsylvanians can apply for low cost health insurance under Obama Care or the Affordable Care Act.

Pennie gets you lower premiums on high-quality coverage. Pennie throws open its doors from November through January 15th for all Pennsylvanians to come shop for health insurance.  After January 15th, folks who experience a Qualifying Life Event are still eligible to apply for financial assistance and shop for health insurance.

9 Government Programs and Nonprofits That Can Help with Medical Bills HERE

How to Get Financial Assistance for Adjustable Beds HERE

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

How do I know if my child qualifies?

Based on your family size and income, your child or teen may be eligible if they meet the following requirements:

  • Under 19 years of age
  • A U.S. citizen, U.S. national or qualified alien
  • A resident of Pennsylvania
  • Uninsured and not eligible for Medical Assistance

You can apply online, by phone, or by mail. You will need to have the following information:

  • Income amounts for your entire household before taxes: This includes income from employment and all other forms of income (for example: social security, pension, workers’ compensation, unemployment, child support, etc.)
  • Social Security Numbers and birthdates for all applicants
  • Day care expenses for your household (if any)
  • Work transportation expenses for your household (if any)
  • Private health insurance information (if you have or had private health insurance in the last 90 days)

CHIP Online Application through COMPASS

Find a CHIP health insurance company in your area

Call the CHIP helpline at 1-800-986-KIDS (5437)

Apply by mail Download CHIP Paper Application (English) Download CHIP Pager Application (Spanish)

Resources about eye care and eye health

How to Pay for Eye Procedures You Cannot Afford


45+ Financial Resources for Cancer Patients HERE

Senior Living Options HERE

Get Health Care coverage 2022

Link to a Medicare guide HERE Information about Senior Benefits & Discounts HERE

Link to an easy guide to know about getting health insurance if you’re unemployed HERE

You may be eligible for private insurance or Medicaid. You can apply here: Get health coverage

For most people, the best option is to apply for state Medical Assistance (MA) now. Many people who lost their jobs will qualify for MA based on their current income. MA was expanded as part of ObamaCare and is an excellent heath insurance program provided by the state of PA.  If you need to apply for MA benefits, please apply online using Compass ( or call Benephilly: 844-848-4376.

If your Medical Assistance is cut off or if you get a notice it will close, or if your application is denied, please call Community Legal Services at
215-227-2400 and leave a message. We will call you back.

If you have questions about Medical Assistance or other health insurance, please call the Pennsylvania Health Access Network hotline: 877-570-3642.

Health Centers

Health Care is available to uninsured and low-income people through a variety of programs. No one should be forced to do without health care. Below is a list of health centers in Philadelphia, with instructions on how to see a doctor.

How to See a Doctor

It is a difficult task for many uninsured people to find a doctor to provide needed medical services. Without health insurance this proves to be a difficult task. Throughout Philadelphia and the suburbs there are city, federal and community health centers that provide free or low-cost health care to uninsured individuals. They may charge a small fee for services, depending on your income and family, but services are free for those who cannot afford to pay. These health centers will provide quality care to people whether or not they have insurance.

Each of the health centers offers a variety of services and not all of the health centers offer the same services. Services available at the health centers include internal medicine, pediatrics, family practice, lab tests, X-rays, immunizations, dental care for children, minimal dental care for adults, prenatal care as part of the Maternal and Infant Care Program, family planning services and the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Food Program. The Centers will also fill prescriptions written by their doctors. Some health centers have evening hours and some help arrange transportation for you. A number of the clinics have staff that speak Spanish and others have staff that speak some Asian languages and Russian.

Be sure to call ahead to find which health center has the services you need.

OrganizationSite NameAddressPhoneWeb Site
Covenant House Inc.Covenant House Health Services251 East Bringhurst Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Covenant House Inc.Mt. Pleasant Medical Center8125-27 Stenton Avenue Philadelphia, PA
Delaware Valley Community Health, IncFairmount Primary Care Center1412 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Delaware Valley Community Health, Inc.Maria de los Santos Health Center401 West Allegheny Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19133
Delaware Valley Community Health, IncParkview Health Center1331 East Wyoming Avenue, Suite 2160 Philadelphia, PA
Esperanza Health Center, Inc.N. 5th Street Center2490 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19133
Esperanza Health CenterHunting Park Office4417 N. 6th. Street Philadelphia, PA
Esperanza Health Center, Inc.Esperanza Health Center3156 Kensington Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19134
Family Practice and Counseling NetworkEleventh Street Family Health Services of Drexel University850 N. 11th Street Philadelphia, PA
Family Practice and Counseling NetworkAbbottsford/Falls Family Practice and Counseling4700 Wissahicken Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
Family Practice and Counseling NetworkThe Health Annex6120-B Woodland Avenue, Second Floor, Philadelphia, PA
Greater Philadelphia Health Action4th Street Medical Suite1401 South 4th Street Philadelphia, PA 19147215-339-1079 (M)
Greater Philadelphia Health ActionChinatown Medical Services930 Washington Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19147215-627-8000 (m) 215-925-2400 (D) 
Greater Philadelphia Health ActionDental &Behavioral Healthcare5501 Woodland Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19143215-724-4700 
Greater Philadelphia Health ActionFrankford Avenue Health Center4500 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19124
215-744-1302 (M) 215-535-1990 (D) 215-831-9882 
Greater Philadelphia Health ActionHunting Park 
Health Center
1999 W. Hunting Park Avenue215-228-9300 (M) 215-229-1390 (D) 
Greater Philadelphia Health ActionSnyder Avenue 
Dental Center
626 Snyder Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19148215-334- 4900 
Greater Philadelphia Health ActionSoutheast Health Center800 Washington Ave. 
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Greater Philadelphia Health ActionWilson Park 
Medical Center
2520 Snyder Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19145
215-755-7700 (M) 215-755-6866 (D) 
Greater Philadelphia Health ActionWooddland Academy Child Development5401-09 Grays Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19143215-726-6646 
Greater Philadelphia Health ActionWoodland Avenue Health Center5000 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143
Greater Philadelphia Health ActionFrankford Avenue Health Center4500 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19124
Philadelphia Department of Public HealthHealth Center #21720 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19145
215-685-1803 (M) 215-685-1822 (D)
Philadelphia Department of Public HealthHealth Center #3555 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-685-7500 (M) 215-685-7506 (D)
Philadelphia Department of Public HealthHealth Center #44400 Haverford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Philadelphia Department of Public HealthHealth Center #51920 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121
215-685-2930 (M) 215-685-2937 (D)
Philadelphia Department of Public HealthHealth Center #6321 West Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19123
215-685-3800 (M) 215-685-3816 (D)
Philadelphia Department of Public HealthHealth Center #9131 East Chelten Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
215-685-5704 (M) 215-685-5738 (D)
Philadelphia Department of Public HealthHealth Center #102230 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19149
215-685-0639(M) 215-685-0608 (D)
Philadelphia Department of Public HealthStrawberry Mansion Health Center2840 W. Dauphin Street
Philadelphia, PA 19132
Public Health Management CorporationCongreso Health Center216 West Somerset St. Philadelphia, PA
Public Health Management CorporationMary Howard Health Center 125 South 9th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Public Health Management CorporationPHMC Care Clinics1200 Callowhill Street Suite 101 
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Public Health Management CorporationHealth Connections1035 W. Berks Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Public Health Management CorporationRising Sun Health Center500 Adams Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19120
Quality Community Health Care, Inc.Cooke Family Health Center1300 W Louden Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19141
Quality Community Health Care, Inc.Finley Family Health Center2813 W. Diamond Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121
Quality Community Health Care, Inc.Meade Family Health Center18th & Oxford Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19121
Quality Community Health Care, Inc.QCHC Family Health Center2501 W. Lehigh Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19132
Quality Community Health Care, Inc.Vaux Family Health Center2300 W. Master Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121
Sayre Health Center, Inc.Dr. Bennett L.Johnson5800 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19139
Spectrum Health Services, Inc.Broad Street Health Center1415 North Broad Street, Suite 224
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Spectrum Health Services, Inc.Haddington Health CenterProgress Haddington Plaza
5619-25 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19139
Urban Health Initiatives, Inc.Community Health Center1408 S. Broad Street Philadelphia, PA

Source: Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers,

Federally Qualified Community Mental Health Centers in Philadelphia

John F. Kennedy Center112 N. Broad St.215-568-0860
Hall-Mercer8th and Locust Sts.215-829-5233
CATCH, Inc.1409 Lombard St.215-735-7435
The Consortium, Inc.451 University Ave.215-596-8163
Southwest Counseling Center6408 Woodland Ave.215-596-8000 x229
Children’s Outpatient Services26 S. 40th St.215-596-8300
Community Council4900 Wyalusing Ave.215-473-7033
Dr. Warren E. Smith Centers1006 W. Lehigh Ave.215-226-7100
COMHAR3201 Frankford Ave.215-427-5800
Interac6012 Ridge Ave215-487-1330
Interac MHS for Deaf Consumers6012 Ridge Ave215-487-2134
TTY: 215-487-7718
Northwestern Human Services27 E. Mt Airy Ave.215-248-6700
Dr. Warren E. Smith Centers1315 Windrim Ave.215-455-3900
NE Community CenterRoosevelt Blvd. & Adams Ave.215-831-2800
PATH8220 Castor Ave.215-728-4600

Suburban Health Centers

Montgomery County

OrganizationSite NameAddressPhoneWeb Site
Community Health & Dental Care, Inc.Community Health & Dental Care, Inc.11 Robinson Street Suite 100 Pottstown, PA 19464610-326-9460 (M)
610-326-7405 (D)
Delaware Valley Community Health, Inc.Norristown Regional Health Center1401 Dekalb Street, Norristown, PA 194011610-278-7787

Delaware County

OrganizationSite NameAddressPhoneWeb Site
ChesPenn Health ServicesCenter for Family Health & Dental2600 West 9th Street
Chester, PA 19013
610-859-2059 (M) 610-497-2900 (D)
ChesPenn Health ServicesCenter for Family Health at Upper Darby5 South State Road Upper Darby, PA
ChesPenn Health ServicesCenter for Family Health at Eastside125 E. 9th Street
Chester, PA 19013

Chester County

OrganizationSite NameAddress
Web Site
ChesPenn Health Services
East Lincoln Highway
1029 East Lincoln Highway, Ste 110
Coatesville, PA 19320
La Comunidad Hispana
La Comunidad Hispana
731 W. Cypress Street Kennett Square, PA
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