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Health Insurance Helplines

Who Can Help Me Apply for and Navigate the Health Insurance Process?

Overview

This is a list of organizations that can help you if you’re looking for health insurance, including Medicaid. These organizations can help you with the process and answer your questions. Some of the organizations can even help you apply!

Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY) Child HealthWatch

Contact

pccy.org
215-563-5848 ext 17

Location/Hours

Mon-Fri 9a-5p
appts available outside of these hours
Phone: statewide

Services Offered

Applying for health insurance  (Medicaid and CHIP) for your child, submitting documents and helping to resolve insurance problems. Referrals to behavioral health, vision and dental providers. Training on public health insurance options.

Languages

Interpreters available in any language

Can Enroll You in Medicaid: Yes

For Children: Yes

For Adults: No

Pennsylvania Health Access Network (PHAN)

Contact

pahealthaccess.org
877-570-3624

Location/Hours

Mon-Fri 9a-5p
appts available outside of these hours
Phone: statewide
In-person: Southeastern PA and some Southwestern PA; call for more info

Services Offered

Applying for health insurance (Medicaid, MAWD, CHIP, dual Medicare/Medicaid, and through
Healthcare.gov), submitting documents, renewals, and teaching how to use health insurance. PHAN can also help with service denials and appeals for people who are insured.

Languages

English and Spanish

Can Enroll You in Medicaid: Yes

For Children: Yes

For Adults: Yes

Consumer Health Coalition (CHC)

Contact

consumerhealthcoalition.org
412-456-1877

Location/Hours

Leave a message for a return call
Phone: statewide
In-person: Southwestern PA

Services Offered

Applying for health insurance (Medicaid, CHIP, dual coverage Medicare/Medicaid, and through Healthcare.gov), renewing and reapplication, resolving health insurance issues, applying for free and low-cost prescription drugs, teaching how to use health insurance.

Languages

Onsite interpreters in Spanish and Nepali; other interpreters available with advanced notice

Can Enroll You in Medicaid: Yes

For Children: Yes

For Adults: Yes

Benefits Data Trust (BDT)

Contact

bdtrust.org/get-help
800-528-9594
Philadelphia: 844-848-4376

Location/Hours

Hours vary by location
Phone: statewide
In-person: visit website for locations

Services Offered

Screening for several different benefits (including Medicaid) and applying for health insurance (Medicaid).

Languages

Interpreters available in any language

Can Enroll You in Medicaid: Yes

For Children: No

For Adults: Yes

Pennsylvania Health Law Project

Contact

phlp.org/helpline
800-274-3258

Location/Hours

Mon, Wed, Fri 8a-8p
Phone: statewide

Services Offered

Assisting with questions about publicly-funded health insurance (Medicaid, Medicare, and CHIP) and private coverage of autism services under Act 62. PA Health Law Project can also explain the process for applying for Medicaid under PH-95.

Languages

Phone based interpretation for any language

Can Enroll You in Medicaid: No

For Children: Yes

For Adults: Yes

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This information was developed by the Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative (ASERT). For more information, please contact ASERT at 877-231-4244 or info@PAautism.org. ASERT is funded by the Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations, PA Department of Human Services.