What Do the New Upgrades Mean for You?

If you are a patient currently receiving dental care or counseling through the Free Health Care Center, you will continue to receive services right through the period of the upgrades.

If you are a patient currently receiving medical care, you will continue to receive services until Friday, April 13. During this period, our Eligibility staff will help you to identify and connect with providers who will continue to supply your care during the upgrade period. Some of the providers use a sliding fee scale. If this is the case, Catholic Charities will cover the costs of sliding scale fees for treatments and exams that would be similar to those that you would receive at the Free Health Care Center.

If you are a new dental or medical patient, not currently receiving care at the Free Health Care Center, we will refer you to one of our partners.

If you are interested in receiving counseling services, please contact Catholic Charities at (412) 456-6999, and ask to be connected with Kathleen Zamperini.

For Medical Patients: What to Expect

You will continue to be seen at the Free Health Care Center until April 13, 2018. If you have an appointment between April 16 and September 17, you will receive a call from our staff about your options.

As a reminder:
if you have an emergency medical need, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

If you require medical care between April 16 and September 17, you can contact any of the following health care facilities:

Squirrel Hill Health Center
4516 Browns Hill Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
(412) 422-7442

FOCUS Pittsburgh Free Health Center
2228 Center Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 502-5024

Birmingham Free Clinic
44 S. 9th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
(walk-ins Mon, Wed, Sat)
(412) 481-7900 X 281

If you need assistance paying a sliding scale fee at another provider during this time, please feel free to contact the Catholic Charities’ Outreach at (412) 456-6960.

Your medical records will be available during our temporary closure, if you need them. To pick up your medical records or have them sent to a provider, please fill out and sign the release form and call (412) 456-6911.

You may arrange top pick up previously scheduled PAP prescriptions during our temporary closure by calling (412) 456-6911.