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Keep your community healthy during the COVID-19 outbreak. Click here to find resources to help you with food, shelter, and other needs during this difficult time.

At the core of AmeriHealth Caritas Pennsylvania's success is its mission. In addition to providing access to quality health care for its members, AmeriHealth Caritas partners with the communities it serves. Through participation in neighborhood functions and community outreach events, AmeriHealth Caritas makes a difference in the areas where our members live. We lend our support and work with groups who address social issues that affect health care, such as homelessness, domestic violence, unemployment and education.

Our community programs include:

  • Community health programs
    AmeriHealth Caritas works closely with community leaders and organizations to develop programs to promote the health of our members and our communities.

We can't do it alone. The Health Education Advisory Committee, also known as HEAC, is a health education and outreach committee that we work with to develop and implement programs that improve health outcomes for disadvantaged families throughout the Lehigh/Capital service area.

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If you are planning a community activity, such as a health fair, we will be happy to attend to provide information on preventive health initiatives. AmeriHealth Caritas can also provide speakers for your school, civic or faith-based groups.

  • Lehigh/Capital region counties - Adams, Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Northampton, Perry, and York.
  • Northwest region counties - Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, McKean, Mercer, Potter, Venango, and Warren.
  • Northeast region counties - Bradford, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, Juniata, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Monroe, Montour, Northumberland, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Venango, Warren, Wayne, and Wyoming.

To request a Community Health Navigator or more information, contact:

Director, Community Outreach: Nancy Fahey, nfahey@amerihealthcaritaspa.com

Manager, Community Outreach: Melissa Farenish, mfarenish@amerihealthcaritaspa.com

To schedule an educational screening event at your medical office or clinic, please contact Barbara Molnar, Manager of Quality Management, at bmolnar@amerihealthcaritaspa.com or 1-717-651-3550.

COVID-19 resources

211

Find resources such as food pantries, shelter, health care, etc., based on zip code.

Call 211 or go to 211.org


Aunt Bertha

Find resources such as food pantries, shelter, health care, etc., based on zip code.

www.auntbertha.com


Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) - Food Pantries

Find a food pantry. Some locations' hours may be impacted by COVID-19. Call or email pantries to find updated information on when services are available. If you have questions, email RA‑PWFOODSECURITY@pa.gov.

https://www.dhs.pa.gov/about/Ending-Hunger/Pages/Food-Pantries.aspx


Support and Referral Hotline

A resource for those struggling with anxiety. The phone number will connect Pennsylvanians with local resources. This is available 24/7 throughout the crisis.

1-855-284-2494 (TTY 1-724-631-5600)


Pennsylvania Health Access Network Benefits Helpline

Get information on how to get health insurance.

1-877-570-3642


Pennsylvania Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Learn more about WIC benefits in Pennsylvania.

https://www.pawic.com/


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Get up-to-date information about COVID-19 and precautions.

https://www.cdc.gov/


World Health Organization (WHO)

Get up-to-date information about COVID-19.

https://www.who.int/


Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH)

Get information on COVID-19 and other health information specific to Pennsylvania

https://www.health.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx


Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS)

Learn about applying for benefits, and get statewide COVID-19 information.

https://www.dhs.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx


COMPASS

Sign up for or locate benefit information in Pennsylvania

https://www.compass.state.pa.us/compass.web/Public/CMPHome