Medical Assistance

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This section of has information and resources about Medical Assistance issues in Pennsylvania.

  • 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 Information from the PHLP is also available online at Read More

    Pennsylvania Health Law Project
  • Community HealthChoices (Video)

    This video from the Pennsylvania department of Human Services explains the new Community HealthChoices program. Community HealthChoices will coordinate your health care coverage to improve the quality of your health care experience — serving more people in communities rather than in facilities, giving them the opportunity to work, spend more time with their families, and experience an overall better quality of life. Read More

    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
  • Special Needs Trust

    Northwestern Legal Services provides an overview of what a Special Needs Trust is, who needs one, and how to get one. Read More

    Northwestern Legal Services
  • Medicaid Estate Recovery: A Primer (Video)

    This video from Community Legal Services explains the basics of Medical Assistance ("Medicaid") Estate Recovery and answers important questions about the program. It explains what happens if you own a home and receive Medical Assistance to pay for care in a nursing home or in the community. Funding for this video was made possible by Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA). Read More

    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia