The Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health’s programs, leadership, and staff are recognized as amongst the most preeminent in the nation by our federal, state, and community partners. We strive to be one of the most effective state offices of rural health in the nation. For questions about Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health programs or services, please contact the appropriate program listed below. General inquiries should be directed to the main office at: (814) 863-8214.
Administration of the Pennsylvania Medicare
Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (Flex),
and the Pennsylvania Small Rural Hospital
Improvement Program (SHIP)
Medical, Oral Expanded Care Program
& Rural Health Dental Initiatives
Technical Support & EPA/WPS Compliance
Assistance for Farm Employers and Workers
Rural Community & Immigrant Health
Leadership Skills & Management
Classroom Training & Preparation for the
Pennsylvania Dept. of Agriculture’s Pesticide Application Exam
CORE & Category 24 Recertification
County Health & Demographic Data,
Disparities, Indicators, & Progress;
CHNA Guide & Grant Finder
Rural Health Care
Close to Home
Protecting the Health & Safety of Pennsylvania
Communities by Preventing Prescription
Drug Abuse; Pennsylvania PDMP Registration & Data
Target it. Stop it.
Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Health Initiative for Rural Pennsylvania (HIRP) was established at the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health to implement COVID-19 reduction strategies in rural Pennsylvania.