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Children’s Healthcare


Offering free, one-on-one support to apply for public benefits. or call (844) 848-4376

BenePhilly offers free, one-on-one help to enroll Philadelphia residents in public benefit programs. These programs can help you afford some expenses, such as:

  • Prescription drugs.
  • Health insurance.
  • Food.
  • Property taxes.
  • Heat and other utilities.
  • Paying for college.
  • Disability benefits.

A BenePhilly counselor can fill out public benefit applications with you and follow up on the status of your applications.
lso, info on the “Medicaid Unwinding”. Need to update your info NOW to continue to get Medicaid/CHIP.

Childrens First formerly Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY)

Child Health Watch Helpline- free service to assist in finding health insurance for children, solving problems with existing coverage, or answering questions about public health insurance for children- 215-563-5848, ext 17
Health Insurance Eligibilty Chart

CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program)

Free or low cost health insurance for uninsured children under 19- can check eligibility online or call 1-800-986-KIDS

Healthy Kids Hotline

Provides information about low or no-cost health care services for middle and low-income families including prenatal care, Medicaid, CHIP-managed by The Dept. of Public Welfare – 800-986-KIDS

CHIPRA through Resources for Human Development

CHIPRA is a simple, fast and free service offered to any family who would like help enrolling in CHIP, MA, SNAP and many other public benefits. We can be reached by calling 215-508-3300 ext 1168 or by visiting

Listing of Health Centers in Philadelphia

Any resident of Philadelphia can access medical and dental care by calling one of Philadelphia’s Health Care Centers. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are accepted as emergencies are presented and time is available. For general information about available services,or to find out where a Health Care Center in your area is located, contact: (215) 685-6790, Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5 pm or go to link below.

PA Health Access Network

PA Health Access Network (PHAN) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping all Pennsylvanians have access to affordable quality healthcare. We help determine eligibility and complete applications for CHIP, MA, MAWD and Marketplace health coverage. We can help via phone or in-person. Services are free and available in English and Spanish. Call our helpline 877.570.3642.


COMPASS–Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Access to Social Services–is a web site that allows individuals and community based organizations access to screen for, apply for, and renew a broad range of social programs including Food Stamps, Health Care, Cash Assistance ect.-see what your family is eligible for!!

Affordable Care Act Information/Application

Website to learn about the ACA, apply for benefits, compare costs, and find local health navigators.
If you:
* are uninsured or buy your own insurance
* spend more than 9.5% of your pay on insurance
* or are a small business owner
Then: Starting today you can sign up for quality, affordable health care coverage at

PA Health Law Project

Dedicated to helping low income individuals gain access to quality health care. They also deal with the medical assistance grievance process, eligibility, and complaints- 123 Chestnut Street, Suite 400- 800-274-3258

Medical Assistance (Access Card)

Medical insurance for welfare recipients as well as many other eligible PA residents- 1-866-550-4355. Verification procedure to process application: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of income last 30 days, proof of residence (utility bill), ID of person applying, last 3 months of medical bills.

Listing of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC)

FQHCs offer free or low cost medical/dental care regardless of health insurance or immigration status.
Click here for Listing and interactive site here

Info about HCs in Philadelphia in Multiple Languages

Free and Low Cost Medications

Many medications for $4 or less or free. Click on a pharmacy below for more information.

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