We hope to make your decision a little easier.
Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we receive.
How do I enroll?
You may call our enrollment department at 412-388-8050. Our trained staff will answer all of your questions, and will assist you throughout the entire enrollment process.
How much does the program cost?
If your gross monthly income is less than $2130.00 and you have less than $8000.00 in assets, the program would be paid for you by the State and Federal government. This would include the cost of your medications. If you are not eligible for Medical Assistance, you may privately pay for LIFE Pittsburgh.
Do I have to change doctors?
Yes, eventually. During the initial enrollment period, you may choose to visit your physician. However, you may want to mention to your doctor that you are applying for LIFE Pittsburgh. During the enrollment process, our staff will contact your physician to request your medical records so that your care is continued without interruption.
What about my specialists?
LIFE Pittsburgh has a full network of specialists and other healthcare providers. Our physician and team work closely with these providers to ensure that you are cared for in the most effective way so that you may remain as healthy and independent as possible.
What do I do if I become sick or injured after hours?
LIFE Pittsburgh staff is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days per year. LIFE Pittsburgh’s medical team will advise you what to do and will make necessary arrangements for you to receive the care you need. If you need to be taken to the hospital, the medical team will call the ambulance company to dispatch an ambulance to your home.
What if I need to go to a nursing home?
Our goal is to provide services to enable you to remain in the community. However, if it is no longer feasible to meet your needs in the community, we have nursing facilities in our network that will most effectively meet your needs. Your LIFE Pittsburgh team will continue to closely monitor you and the care you receive. This option will be reviewed and considered with you and your family if that need occurs.