Medical Insurance &
Public Benefits



Who to Call For Help

Resource Contact Information

Allegheny County Bar Association
Provides referrals to lawyers handling SSI, insurance cases, and other related matters.
Allegheny County Department of Human Services
Apprise
Free health insurance counseling service for those on Medicare and Medicaid.
Community Care Behavioral Health
Behavior Health HMO for Allegheny County
Consumer Health Coalition
Provides referrals and information on free and low-cost insurance programs available to families. Helps families identify public benefits they may be eligible for and with completing applications.
Disabilities Lawyer Referral Service
Provides referrals to lawyers handling SSI, ADA, and other issues.
United Way HelpLine/HelpConnections
Neighborhood Legal Services Association
Provides free assistance on legal matters.  Eligibility based on income.
Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of Managed Care
Settles grievances between consumers and HMOs.
Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Allegheny County Assistance Offices
To identify the office nearest you.
Pennsylvania State Insurance Department
Provides assistance on insurance grievances not related to HMOs or MA.
Pennsylvania Health Law Project
A private, non-profit law firm that gives free legal assistance, advice and representation  to low-income families, persons with disabilities and the elderly who are trying to access care through public health insurance programs.
Social Security Administration
Nine offices in Allegheny County
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Family Law Clinic
Offers assistance on SSI, insurance, and other matters. Eligibility based on income.