About Genetic Counseling

​PAGC was formed to promote genetics education, foster professional development,  encourage communication and facilitate access to services in the state of Pennsylvania. Professional membership, participation in conferences and webinars, and volunteer support are crucial to our success!

 

Patient Resources

Professional Resources

NSGC: National Society of Genetic Counselors
http://www.nsgc.org/

ABGC: American Board of Genetic Counseling
http://www.abgc.net/

ACGC: Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling
http://www.gceducation.org/

American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.acmg.net/

GeneReviews
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1116/








 

 

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PA Genetic Counselors Licensure Committee
Virginia Speare, PhD, MS, CGC

Mary Delany, MS, CGC

Kathleen Valverde, MS, CGC

Betsy Gettig, MS, CGC

Brenda Finucane, MS, CGC
​Laura Conway, PhD, MS, CGC

Regional Representatives
Maria Baker, PhD, CGC
Kelly Donahue, MS, CGC
Robin Grubs, PhD, CGC
​Gail Martino, MS, CGC

PA Genetic Counseling Licensure

On December 22, 2011, Governor Tom Corbett signed Pennsylvania's genetic counselor licensure bills into law. 

Professional licensure ensures that patients and consumers receive quality genetic counseling services from reliable professionals. It also formally recognizes the level of of expertise and competence achieved by genetic counselors.

Key Provisions of Licensure Bills

  • Provide oversight of genetic counselors in Pennsylvania by the State Board of Medicine

  • Define the title, Genetic Counselor

  • Describe persons who may provide genetic counseling as part of their scope of practice or training without holding a genetic counseling license

  • Define qualifications needed to apply for a license to practice as a Genetic Counselor in Pennsylvania

  • Define the parameters under which an applicant may qualify for a provisional license (e.g. active candidate for the American Board of Genetic Counseling certification exam)

  • Describe the requirements for continuing education to maintain a license

 
 

Find A Genetic Counselor

If you live in the US or Canada, the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) "Find a Genetic Counselor Tool" is a great resource to help locate a genetic counselor near you. The website allows you to search based on name, type of genetic counselor (cancer, prenatal, personalized genomic medicine, etc.), distance from where you live and more. 

​If you are not sure you’ve found the right fit, contact one of the counselors listed in your area and they may be able to assist you further.

Below is a list of genetic services in Pennsylvania.

You can view these services on a Google map HERE

If a provider would like to add, or correct, their clinic information, please email pagcmembership@gmail.com

PLEASE NOTE: More options are often available to cover the state of Pennsylvania.

Request a telemedicine/virtual visit when scheduling or ask about satellite offices.

WESTERN


University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
Pittsburgh, PA, US 15213
Prenatal | Cancer | Adult

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Department of Medical Genetics
4401 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA, US 15224
Pediatric | Cardiology | Metabolic | Specialty Disease
 
Allegheny Health Network
Cancer Genetics Program
320 East North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA, US 15212
Allegheny Health Network
Wexford Health and Wellness Pavilion
12311 Perry Highway
Wexford, PA, US 15090
| Cancer |


Allegheny Perinatal Associates
West Penn Hospital
4815 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA, US 15224
| Prenatal |
 
Hemophilia Center of Western Pennsylvania
3636 Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA, US 15213
| Hematology |

Clover Genetics

1229 Silver Lane

McKees Rock, PA 15136

Neurogenetics | Psychiatric Disorders

Telemedicine Services

Test Result Consults | Referrals

CENTRAL

Geisinger 
Geisinger Medical Center
100 N. Academy Avenue
Danville, PA, US 17822

  Cancer | Cardiac | Neurology

Prenatal | Pediatric | Research
 
Geisinger
Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute
120 Hamm Drive
Lewisburg, PA, US 17837
Pediatric Neurodevelopmental | Research

 

Geisinger

Wilkes Barre - Fertility

1155 East Mountain Blvd

Wilkes Barre, PA 18702

Reproductive Endocrinology
 
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State Hershey Medical Center Health System
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA, US 17033
Cancer | Pediatric
 
Penn State Hershey Medical Center

High Risk Pregnancy & Reproductive Genetics
35 Hope Drive
Hershey, PA, US 17033
| Prenatal |
 
Wellspan Maternal Fetal Medicine
35 Monument Road
York, PA, US 17403
Prenatal | Cancer

Lancaster General Health- Penn Medicine
Lancaster, PA, US 17604
 Prenatal | Cancer | Fertility/Preimplantation Genetics

UPMC Pinnacle - Harrisburg

Medical Genetics
111 S. Front Street
Harrisburg, PA, US 17101
Cancer | Prenatal

The Clinic for Special Children

535 Bunker Hill Road

Strasburg, PA, US 17579

| Pediatric and Adult |
 

EASTERN

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Clinical Genetics Center

34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA, US 19104

Pediatric | Specialty Disease | Research | Cardiology | Neurogenetics

Mitochondrial Medicine Frontier Program

 


University of Pennsylvania Telegenetics Program
3930 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, US 19104
| Cancer |
 
Penn Medicine- Abramson Cancer Center
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA, US 19104
| Cancer |
 
Penn Translational Medicine and Human Genetics
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
4400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA, US 19104
Adult Genetics | Rare Cancer Syndromes 

| Connective Tissue | Cardiology
 
University of Pennsylvania Health System
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA, US 19104
| Prenatal |
 
University of Pennsylvania Health System
330 S. Ninth Street
Philadelphia, PA, US 19107
| Neurogenetics |

 

Thomas Jefferson Sidney Kimmel Cancer Network

1015 Chestnut Street

Philadelphia, PA, US 19107

| Cancer |

 

Albert Einstein Medical Center
Genetic Services

5501 Old York Road
Philadelphia, PA, US 19141
Prenatal | Cancer | Cardiology| Ophthalmology |

| Screening for Jewish Diseases |

Temple University Hospital
3401 N Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, US 19140-5103
| Prenatal |

 

Reading Hospital - Tower Health

Family Risk Assessment Program

420 S Fifth Ave

West Reading, PA 19611

| Cancer |


Main Line Health System

Genetics & Risk Assessment
Bryn Mawr Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center

& Paoli Hospital
Cancer | Cardiology | Prenatal


Fox Chase Cancer Center
Risk Assessment Program
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA, US 19111
| Cancer |
 
Lehigh Valley Health Network 
1240 S. Cedar Crest Boulevard
Allentown, PA, US 18103
Cancer | Prenatal
 
Phoenixville Hospital - Tower Health

Cancer Risk Assessment

140 Nutt Road

Phoenixville, PA 19460

| Cancer |
 
St Christopher's Hospital for Children
Clinical Genetics
160 E Erie Avenue
Philadelphia, PA, US 19134
| Pediatric | Fetal Evaluation
 
The Cancer Institute of Doylestown Hospital
595 West State Street
Doylestown, PA, US 18901
| Cancer |
 
Abington - Jefferson Health

Asplundh Cancer Pavilion
3941 Commerce Avenue
Willow Grove, PA, US 19090
| Cancer |
 
Chester County Hospital

Cancer Risk Evaluation Program
440 E. Marshall Street
West Chester, PA, US 19380 
| Cancer |
 
St. Luke's University Hospital and Health Network

Family Cancer Risk Evaluation Program
Locations in Allentown and Easton
| Cancer |
 
Holy Redeemer Health System
Hereditary Cancer Risk Evaluation Program
1648 Huntingdon Pike
Meadowbrook, PA, US 19046
| Cancer |