Pennsylvania Black Lung Coalition
The Pennsylvania Black Lung Coalition is an independent, federally-funded partnership designed to help coal miners and others suffering from Coal Workers Pneumoconiosis (black lung disease) or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) to gain medical attention and compensation necessary for a better quality of life.
Staffed by professionals with direct experience in mining and black lung diagnosis and treatment, Altoona Regional Health System's Black Lung Clinic has the expertise and commitment to help active, inactive and retired coal miners live up to their full potential.
The Black Lung Clinic offers the following services on an outpatient basis:
You may be eligible to receive services at Altoona Regional's Black Lung Clinic if you have a breathing problem and have been diagnosed with one of the following:
Altoona Regional's Black Lung Clinic offers free assistance by offering:
If you are insured, your health insurance will be billed first for all services provided. Some co-payments may apply based on your insurance. Please check with your insurance company. If you are a client without health insurance, you may be responsible for some payment for services based on a sliding fee scale.
Contact the Altoona Regional Health System Black Lung Clinic for a physician evaluation and medical testing:
Altoona Hospital Campus
620 Howard Ave.
Altoona, PA 16601
(814) 889-2853, (814) 889-2620 or (866) 538-9884
For more information on Altoona Regional's Black Lung Clinic, complete our online request form.