• Health Resources
     

    HEALTH INSURANCE FOR LOW INCOME FAMILIES:

     

    CHIP – Pennsylvania Program to provide health insurance to uninsured children and teens that are not eligible or enrolled in Medical Assistance.

    1-800-986-kids

    www.chipcoverskids.com

    application for Chip and Medical Assistance for Children with Disabilities

     

    Montgomery County Assistance Office -610-270-3500

    Fuel assistance, food stamps, medical assistance, and cash assistance

    (See www.compass.state.pa.us)

     

    Children who have disabilities, maybe eligible for medical assistance based upon their disability rather than their income.  See application for Medical Assistance for Children with Disabilities.

     

     

    MENTAL HEALTH ASSISTANCE

     

    Children’s Crisis Support Hotline – 1-888-HELP-414

    The Children’s Crisis Support Program offers crisis hotline support 24/7 to children and adolescents in Montgomery County. The purpose of the program is to help children and families manage crisis successfully through individualized crisis response and planning.

     

    Aldersgate Youth Service Bureau – 215-657-4545  
    Aldersgate Youth Services support individual, family, and marital counseling success – with a strong emphasis on working with children, adolescents, families, and couples – focusing on developing stronger self-esteem, improving communication and conflict resolution skills, and maximizing positive peer and family relationships.  www.aldersgateservices.org

    Brooke Glen Behavioral Hospital – Fort Washington – 800-256-5300

    Brooke Glen Behavioral Hospital offers inpatient mental health services designed to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and adults.

    www.brookeglenpsychiatric.com

     

    Creekwood Center – 215-481-5450

    Outpatient counseling services/county funding/case management

    http://www.amh.org/services/psychiatry/

     
    Horsham Clinic – 215-643-7800

    Provides inpatient services and partial hospitalization services for children and adolescents.

    www.horshamclinic.com

     

    Foundations Behavioral Health – 215-345-0444

    Provides mental health and crisis services thru in-patient and partial hospitalization facilities for children and adolescents.

    www.fbh.com

     

    Renfrew Center -877-367-3383

    www.foundation@renfrew.org

    Renfrew offers intensive outpatient and inpatient treatment specializing in the treatment of eating disorders.

     

    AA/BA – American Anorexia and Bulimia Association

    The website has a listing of therapists in the area who specialize in eating disorders.  www.aabsphila.org/directory.htm  

     

    Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center
    www.edreferral.com   - Listing of therapists in the area who specialize in eating disorders.

     

    Safe Harbor- 215-481-5983

    Ongoing grief support groups for children, teens, young adults and their parents.  Safe Harbor has a summer camp called Camp Charlie for children who are grieving.
     

    DRUG AND ALCOHOL RESOURCES:

     

    Al-ANON – 800-356-9996

    The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems. Al-Anon believes alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery.  www.pa-al-anon.org

     

    ALATEEN – 888-425-2666

    Alateen, a vital part of the Al-Anon Family Groups, is for younger members seeking help while walking through life with an alcoholic parent, other close relative or friend. Teens meet to share their experience, strength and hope, gaining a better understanding of the disease of alcoholism and themselves. 

     

    Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) – of Southeastern Pennsylvania – 215-923-7900

    www.sepennaa.org


    What Is A.A.?

    1.    Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem.

    2.    It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere.

    3.    There are no age or education requirements.

    4.    Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.

    5.    Singleness of Purpose and Problems Other Than Alcohol

     

    Alcohol, Drug Abuse Helpline/referrals – 800-234-0420

     

    PROACT – Advocacy and Education – 800-221-6333

     

    Cocaine Helpline – 800-cocaine

     

    Narcotics Anonymous – 215-440-8400

    DO YOU HAVE A DRUG PROBLEM?

    If you have a problem with drugs or you are questioning whether or not you are an addict, please attend one of our meetings so you can hear other peoples experience with addiction and recovery.

     

    Naranon -800-678-4989

    What help is available for family members and friends for coping with their continued drug use or even their recovery? This is where NAR-ANON comes in. NAR-ANON is designed for us---the parent, spouse, child, brother, sister or friend of the user. NAR-ANON can bring new insight about our attitudes, behavior and emotions. It can be the source for regaining our own sanity and well being. We learn that addiction is a family disease and we need recovery too.

     

    Abington Case Management – Drug and Alcohol Case management – 251-830-8966

     

    Aldersgate Youth Bureau – 215-657-4545

    Offers 6 free sessions of drug and alcohol treatment for qualified individuals thru county funding.  Call the agency to see if you meet the criteria.

    www.aldersgateservices.com

     

    Rehab After School – 610-644-6464 Jenkintown

    A Drug and Alcohol outpatient treatment program for adolescents.

    www.rehabafterwork.com/rehab_after_school

     

    Livingrin – 215-540-8301 – in Fort Washington

    A Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment and Rehab Center.

     

     

    HEALTH CENTERS AND CLINICS FOR THE UNINSURED:

     

    Abington Ambulatory Services Clinic Abington – 215-481-2180

     

    Abington Dental Clinic – 215-481-2193

     

    North Hills Health Center

    North Hills Community Center

    212 Girard Avenue, North Hills

    215-572-0302

     

    Abington OB/GYN Center

    Abington Memorial Hospital

    215-481-6784

     

    Visiting Nurses Association

    Health Care for Uninsured and Underinsured Children

    215-572-7880

     

    Minute Clinic at CVS Pharmacy in Jenkintown – 215-886-2923

    Minute Clinic walk-in medical clinics are staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants who provide treatment for common family illnesses and injuries, administer vaccinations, conduct physicals and wellness screenings, and offer monitoring for chronic conditions.

     

    Montgomery County Health Department – 610-278-5117

    Public health Department operate clinics that provide immunizations, testing for childhood lead poisoning, HIV, sexually transmitted diseases (STD) and tuberculosis (TB), and treatment for STD and TB. Additional services provide breast and cervical cancer screenings, home visits for pregnant and new moms, car seat safety checks, and educational programs.

     

    Willow Grove Public Health Center – 215-784-5415

    Provides Immunization clinics, TB Screening and Lead Screening.

     

    Healthy Kids Helpline – 800-986-5437

    Statewide healthy kid’s helpline.  Refers caller to programs that offer free or low cost healthcare services, based on income guidelines.