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Health Access Program

We help NSC clients overcome barriers to quality healthcare, including language access, and access to health insurance.

Key Facts:  

  • Our team consists of culturally aware and trauma-informed members.
  • We serve immigrants, refugees, victims of human trafficking, and asylum seekers.
  • In 2020 and 2021, we completed 1182 appointments, despite the challenges of the covid-19 pandemic.

Services Provided:

  • The Health Access Program (HAP) connects clients to primary care through close partnerships with local clinics, selected specifically for their ability to serve linguistically and culturally diverse groups.
  • As a Certified Application Counselor site, NSC provides enrollment assistance in Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act Marketplace to eligible clients. 
  • NSC hosts health fairs and on-site health screenings.
  • The New Eyes program provides free eye glasses to eligible patients referred through HAP.
  • We connect clients to free dental services at Penn Dental, which has been critical since most health insurance does not cover major dental procedures.
  • We escort and accompany refugees and immigrants to their initial health screenings and medical appointments.
  • NSC provides language interpretation services to our clients, smoothing communication with medical providers.