Pennsylvania continues to stay on the leading edge of
e-government resources which allow you direct information and access to
government programs 24-7. Below is a sample of some useful government websites.
- How can I find information and apply for state assistance?
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Application for Social Services
(COMPASS) is a single access point for all the commonwealth's social
service programs. You can apply and track the status for state programs
like: Medicaid, CHIP, AdultBasic, Cash Assistance, Food Stamps,
Long-term Care, LIHEAP, and home and community-based programs.
- Where can I go for state news and programs?
The Commonwealth’s official site provides state-related news and
information for citizens, visitors, and businesses. Allows you to learn
about services, state government, request forms, ask questions, access
travel and tourism information, find out about regional news, file your
taxes, and much more. Visit PA Power Port
How can I find out where flu-shot clinics are being held?
You no longer have to rely on word-of-mouth to find out about the location of
the flu shots or miss an opportunity to get one. The state Departments of Aging
and Health web site helps you locate influenza vaccination clinics in your
community. Online flu clinic locator map is available at
select the link ”Get a Flu Shot.” The Department of Health website,
www.health.state.pa.us, also offers a listing of flu clinics
accessible through the link titled “Get the Latest on Influenza.”
- I need financial assistance. Where can I get unbiased financial
The Office of Financial Education provides user-friendly financial assistance
about personal budgeting, loan information and banking options. On this site you
can access information that’s unbiased and easy to comprehend on a wide range of
topics, including: budgeting, investing, buying a house, getting married, taxes,
and talking to loved ones about money. Find housing counselors, university
cooperative extension offices, programs and services in your area. Visit
- I want to locate a local government official.
PA Blue Pages gives you contact information for local
government officials. Visit www.state.pa.us
Where can I find tourist and recreational information
The Visit PA website offers discounts, road trip
advice, calendar of events and much more, www.visitpa.com
or call 1-800-VISIT-PA (847-4872)
- I have a question about a health issue. Where
can I find information?
A good place to start is with the PA Department of
www.dsf.health.state.pa.us or call
- Where can I find state laws or statutes online?
State laws or Statutes are not available online.
You can research state laws in any of the state libraries across the
state. Legislative bills, however, are available via the Internet.
Please visit the online Bill Room at
- How can I check winning Lottery numbers?
Lottery numbers are available on the PA PowerPort
main screen at
www.state.pa.us. Just scroll down and look in the right-hand
column for that listing. You also can go to the Lottery website
www.palottery.state.pa.us, or you can use the link on this site,
directly under the "Get Connected" section on each page.