Monday, March 29, 2010

ACHD Updates Health Services Directory

The Allegheny County Health Department has updated their directory of local health centers for those who are uninsured and under insured. Despite the recent federal health care bill passing in the House, ACHD Spokesman Guillermo Cole says the guide will still be a valuable resource.

"It's gonna take some time, years actually, for the law to fully go into effect," he says.

Cole says the guide lists approximately 40 local health clinics, as well as places for visual care and dental care. One addition to the guide this year includes resources for compulsive gamblers, knowing that casinos are "in our backyard".

The guide was initially published in 2007, and has been updated annually.

The directory is available on the ACHD website, under Timely Topics at, or by calling (412) 687-ACHD.

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