Do I need to have insurance?

No. The Squirrel Hill Health Center offers full healthcare service whether or not you have health insurance.  The fact that healthcare coverage is difficult to access for so many Americans is one of the primary reasons the SHHC was created.

Can the SHHC help me get insurance?

If you are eligible for any health insurance, we will help you apply.  In addition, our staff will aid you in applying for hospital financial assistance if required.

What Insurance Providers does the SHHC currently accept?

The SHHC accepts most insurance plans.  Your insurance provider’s website is the best place to find out where your insurance is accepted.  Depending on your insurance, you may be required to pay a co-pay prior to each appointment. This co-pay is expected to be paid on the day of your office visit. You are also expected to pay any balance that remains after your insurance company has been billed.  If you are unable to pay your full balance, please talk to our office staff about setting up a payment plan.

No Surprises Act

When you see a healthcare provider at Squirrel Hill Health Center and are not insured or you have insurance with which we are not a participating provider, you have the right to receive an estimate of what your visit will cost.  These are called “Good Faith Estimates”.  Under the No Surprises Act, healthcare providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.  If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.