Erie County Assistance Office:
1316 Holland Street
P.O. Box 958
Erie, PA 16512-0958
Toll Free: 800-847-0257
The Office of Medical Assistance Programs administers the joint state/federal Medical Assistance (also known as Medicaid) program that purchases health care for Pennsylvania residents.
PA Families Inc. (PFI) is a not for profit Statewide Family Network providing support to families raising children and youth with emotional, behavioral, and special needs, as well as serving as an advocate in the different child serving systems.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.
The Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition is a statewide network of people who use their own experiences with mental health to support others. Coalition members are people who use peer support skills to inspire hope that recovery from mental illness is possible.
The Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers’ Association (PMHCA) is a statewide member organization providing information, referrals and supports to people who are receiving services or in recovery from a mental illness in Pennsylvania.
The Medical Assistance Transportation Program, also known as MATP, provides transportation to medical appointments for Medical Assistance recipients who do not have transportation available to them. The individual’s county of residence will provide the type of transportation that is the least expensive while still meeting their needs.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, CMS, is part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The following programs are administered by CMS: Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the Health Insurance Marketplace.
The U.S. Access Board is a federal agency that promotes equality for people with disabilities through leadership in accessible design and the development of accessibility guidelines and standards for the built environment, transportation, communication, medical diagnostic equipment, and information technology.