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Health Law - Online Resources and Forms

  • PA Health Law Project Toll-Free Helpline - Call: 1-800-274-3258

    The PA Health Law Project provides free legal services and advocacy to Pennsylvanians having trouble accessing publicly funded health care coverage or services. For assistance, call the PHLP Helpline at 1-800-274-3258 or 1-866-236-6310 TTY or e-mail the PHLP at staff@phlp.org. Information from the PHLP is also available online at www.phlp.org. Read More

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    Pennsylvania Health Law Project
  • PA Health Insurance Eligibility QuickScreen - PA Health Law Project

    This is a screening tool that the PA Health Law Project has designed, based upon the State's eligibility rules, to help you to figure out if you may be eligible for free or low-cost health care coverage. It is not an official determination of eligibility nor an application for coverage. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Health Law Project
  • COMPASS - Apply for Public Benefits and Services from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania residents can apply for a variety of programs offered by the PA Department of Human Services, including public assistance, food stamps, health care coverage, energy assistance and other social service programs at this site Content Detail

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    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Application for Social Services (COMPASS)
  • Application for cash assistance, SNAP and Medical Assistance Benefits [PDF]

    This form from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services is an Application for Cash Assistance, SNAP and Medical Assistance Benefits [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Medical Assistance Financial Eligibility Application for Long-Term Care Supports and Services

    Application for a determination of financial eligibility for long term care facilities. (PA 600-L Form) The person who needs help to pay for nursing facility care, or someone acting on his behalf, may complete the form. Read More

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    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
  • Medicare Drug Plan Finder

    The Medicare Drug Plan Finder from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services can help you find and compare Medicare prescription drug plans in your area. Content Detail

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    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Eldercare Locator

    The Eldercare Locator from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Aging connects older Americans and their caregivers with sources of information on senior services. The service links those who need assistance with state and local area agencies on aging and community-based organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Nursing Home Compare

    Online tool to provide detailed information about the past performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country. Content Detail

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    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Partnership for Prescription Assistance - Search for Prescription Programs

    The Partnership for Prescription Assistance brings together America's pharmaceutical companies, doctors, other health care providers, patient advocacy organizations and community groups to help qualifying patients who lack prescription coverage get the medicines they need through the public or private program that's right for them. Many will get them free or nearly free. Content Detail

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    Partnership for Prescription Assistance Program
  • Hospital Compare - A quality tool provided by Medicare

    This tool from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides you with information on how well the hospitals in your area care for all their adult patients with certain medical conditions. This information will help you compare the quality of care hospitals provide. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • APPLY FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUG PROGRAM (PACE/PACENET)

    Pennsylvania Residents age 65 and older can apply online for prescription drug assistance from the PACE and PACENET programs Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Aging
  • Medicare Eligibility & Premium Calculator

    Use this calculator from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to get an estimate of when you’re eligible for Medicare and your premium amount. This calculator provides information for many but not all situations. If your situation isn’t in this calculator, contact Social Security to see if you’re eligible to enroll. Content Detail

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    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Medigap Policy Search

    This interactive tool from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services helps you Find a Medigap Policy in Your Area. Content Detail

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    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • LongTermCare.gov

    This website from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides information on Long Term Care including a "Pathfinder" to provide the information that is most relevant and useful to you now. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Nursing Home Checklist [PDF]

    A checklist that helps you evaluate nursing homes. Content Detail

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    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services