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PCHC Advocacy

Philadelphia Coordinated Health Care (PCHC) advocates for individuals with an Intellectual Disability (ID) and/or Autism in a variety of ways to help increase access to quality health care services and supports in the community.

PCHC collaborates on local county, state, regional and national projects that enhance health care services and resources for people with ID and/or Autism and those who may have co-occurring mental health challenges. In the past, PCHC has partnered with the regional American Alzheimer’s Association, American Cancer Society and with a local Diabetes Education Center and Hospice Care Organizations.

PCHC will share vital health care information relevant to the ID Community in the Communication Alerts section in the areas of: Behavioral Health, Physical Health and Individuals and Family Health.

The PCHC Health Care Alert and Active News are quarterly designed to share information about pertinent health care topics, nursing information, risk management issues and community resources.

Newsletters

Health Care Alerts

PCHC's Health Care Alert newsletter is a quarterly publication providing health care tips for people with an Intellectual Disability (ID) and/or Autism and their support teams.

Active News

PCHC's Active News publication is for individuals with an Intellectual Disability (ID) and/or Autism and their families.

Health Bytes

PCHC’s Health Bytes are short tips about health and wellness. They are be sent on the first day of each month by e-mail. We hope that you can use this information to encourage or maintain a healthy lifestyle for yourself or someone you support!

2017 Health Care Alerts
2016 Health Care Alert

2017 Active News
2016 Active News

2019 Health Bytes
2018 Health Bytes

Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) Alerts

This section contains alerts, publications, information and resources from the PA Department of Human Services - Office of Developmental Programs (ODP).

Outreach Flyers

PCHC’s Outreach Flyers are created to share time sensitive information related to health insurance coordination and pertinent public health topics.
Medicare Update Flyer

Notice of upcoming changes to Medicare cards in 2018 - 2019
Bilingual Resouces Flyer

Please read this important announcement regarding the various bilingual resources we provide.
Special Needs Unit (SNU) Meetings Update

Please read this important announcement regarding changes with the Special Needs Unit Meetings.
Letter of Medical Necessity

When planning to write a letter of medical necessity there are key components that are necessary to include in order to provide a proficient argument for the requested denied services.
Medical Assistance Flyers

The following flyers bring to light important benefit changes for individuals with Medical Assistance in “fee for service”. Getting the details of medical insurance is oftentimes challenging; therefore, these flyers were created in an effort to minimize confusion and increase your level of understanding.

Medical Assistance Benefit Changes Flyer
Medical Assistance Dental Benefit Changes
Medical Assistance Pharmacy Benefit Changes
Identification for Protection

Many health care professionals are now requesting photo identification (I.D’s) from patients prior to administering any services. This flyer draws attention to laws and regulations surrounding photo identification requirements. Information on how to obtain photo identification is also included.
Heat Safety Risk Alert Flyer

Extreme temperatures in the summer can pose severe health risk to those unprotected. This flyer discusses the potential dangers of heat in cars. In addition it provides tips on how to protect yourself and others in extreme climates.