This site contains information on the programs and services provided by the 15 agencies within Health and Human Services (HHS). The information on this website is topically organized, with content organized by a user's intentions and the information topic.

For example, information on all food assistance programs are grouped together under a category called "Food and Nutrition" (e.g., the federal Food Stamps program, or the Women, Infant and Children Program).

To help keep track of your location on this website, "breadcrumbs" located near the top of each page allow you quickly view the particular path you have taken from the site's homepage. The breadcrumb can also be used to navigate to previously viewed pages.

A sample breadcrumb:
Home > Consumer > Basic Needs > Food & Nutrition > SNAP Benefits >

Finding Information on this Website

There are multiple ways to access the information you need.

  • The blue tabs at the top of each webpage represent the four main user types who visit this site. You can access information on this site by first identifying the group that best describes you and your information needs. The four main user types are described below:

User TypeDescriptionSample Information
  • Individuals, or their friends and families who directly receive services from any of the 17 HHS agencies, or;
  • Individuals, or their friends and families who are interested in receiving services from any of the Commonwealth's 17 HHS agencies
  • Description of programs and services
  • Eligibility information
  • Applications for services
  • Individuals conducting business with any of the agencies within HHS (e.g., doctors, nurses, health inspectors, social case workers)
  • Eligibility information
  • License and permit applications
  • Invoicing and claims submission information
  • Links to online applications
  • Training material
  • Individuals seeking data and reports on provided by HHS agencies
  • Statistics
  • Reports
  • Survey results
  • Individuals seeking information on a specific HHS agency
  • Internal staff members
  • Regulations
  • Links to departments and divisions information pages
  • Employment opportunities

If you're unsure which group you fall into, there are several other ways to find the information you are looking for available on the HHS homepage.

ResourceDescription of Information
Search BoxGenerates search results based on the search terms entered into the Search Box
Select an AgencyList of all the HHS agencies
Key ResourcesContact information for the most frequently used services and programs within the 17 HHS agencies
Provider Services Online services for providers (i.e., Virtual Gateway Applications)
News and UpdatesMost recent press releases and HHS news

Most of the information on HHS's services and programs is available on this site. However, if you can't find what you need, please feel free to contact us by calling us or by emailing us through our feedback page located at the footer of each webpage, which is monitored on a daily basis. We will respond to your request as soon as possible.