Pennsylvania Health & Human Services Programs: COMPASS
If you want to find out if you qualify for Pennsylvania health and human services programs, apply for new benefits, finish your application or check your status, you’re in the right place. By using COMPASS you can apply at any time during the day or night from home, a library or any location with Internet access. COMPASS is an online application for Pennsylvanians to apply for many health and human service programs. www.compass.state.pa.us
Pennsylvania Health and Human Services Call Center
The call center provides information, brochures, application and renewal assistance for health care coverage, and also hosts a searchable referral database for residents of Pennsylvania accessible atwww.HelpinPA.state.pa.us. The Health and Human Services Call Center responds to callers on behalf of the Pennsylvania Departments of Health, Public Welfare, Aging, and Insurance. Trained specialists can answer the Helplines phones in English, Spanish and Russian. They are able to serve all the caller’s needs in a single call. For example, families calling the Healthy Kids helpline for CHIP coverage can also receive information and referrals for a child who needs adaptive clothing as well as services for their aging parent and program information for a relative who experience a recent brain injury.
|Healthy Kids Line 1-800-986-KIDS||Healthy Baby Line 1-800-986-BABY|
|Parent to Parent (NW Region) 724-598-7380||Long Term Care Line 1-866-286-3636|
|PA Recreation and Leisure Line 1-800-986-4550||Special Kids Network Line 1-800-986-4550|
|Lead Information Line 1-800-440-LEAD||Brain Injury Help Line 1-866-412-4755|
Early Intervention Resources
Parent Resources for Children Birth to Three
For a copy of the Parent Guide for EI (PDF), visit the: National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY).
For Pennsylvania, please see A Pediatric Practitioner’s Guide to Early Intervention in Pennsylvania. Learn more about their programs by clicking here.
The Right to Early Intervention for Infants and Toddlers and Their Families in Pennsylvania please see click here.
School Age Resources
Success in School and in Life: Developing and Improving Communication Skills for Children with Disabilities
Transition to Adulthood
Transition to Adulthood for Children with Disabilities: A Tool Kit for Parents and Advocates
PA Department of Health- Transition Health Care Checklist: A Resource to help Youth with Special Health Care needs make a successful transition to adult living that includes their health and their health care.
Creating a Path to Employment: Tips for Parents with Children with Disabilities: Work in the 21st century is more team-based than ever. Start by exploring the world of work together.