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The mission of Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, Inc. is to promote the well-being of older adults through a planned, coordinated and collaborative program of health and social services.

The Area Agency on Aging subcontracts with 34 local agencies to provide a comprehensive service delivery system for older adults. Wherever feasible, consumers are given the opportunity to choose among a variety of qualified providers. While many services are provided through the development of subcontracts, others are provided directly by the Area Agency on Aging.

Senior Community CentersThe Agency provides a full range of programs and services including:

  • advocacy
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  • home-delivered meals
  • protective services
  • senior community centers
  • adult day care
  • transportation



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What is CHC?
COMMUNITY HEALTHCHOICES (CHC) is Pennsylvania’s mandatory managed care program for dually eligible individuals and individuals with physical disabilities

Who will enroll in CHC?
Individuals will be enrolled in CHC if they are 21 years old or over and are:
• Receiving both Medicare and Medicaid; OR
• Receiving LTSS in the Attendant Care, Independence, COMMCARE, or Aging waivers; OR
• Receiving services in the OBRA waiver AND determined nursing facility clinically eligible; OR
• Receiving care in a nursing home paid for by Medicaid.
• An Act 150 participant who is dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid.

Will individuals have a choice of CHC MCOs?
YES. Each CHC participant may choose his or her MCO.
The MCOs are AmeriHealth Caritas, PA Health & Wellness, and UPMC Community HealthChoices.

For more information, please visit

The Community HealthChoices call centers are now open!

Providers: Call 833-735-4417 • Participants: Call 833-735-4416

 The commonwealth maintains a mailbox that stakeholders can use at any time to ask questions or make comments about Community HealthChoices. Email


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