You woke up with a sore throat, traffic was a mess, and you walked into the office later than usual, so it looks like you\u2019ll be working late \u2013 at this point, you may choose to skip going to the doctor\u2019s office.\nOr maybe, you\u2019re at home with three kids, and one of them has a cough that is not getting any better. It\u2019s a cold, rainy day, and you don\u2019t feel much like bundling all three children to head out in the cold rain.\nSometimes, even when necessary, getting care for non-emergent symptoms is difficult. For those times, you might consider a virtual visit with a health care provider \u2013 and the new UPMC AnywhereCare\u00a0app delivers that option right to your fingertips.\nUPMC AnywhereCare has been enhanced with a new video platform that makes it easier and more convenient to complete a visit through your mobile device or computer. Using it offers patients flexible, convenient, high-quality care\u00a0from your home, office, or anywhere.\nFeeling under the weather? Below is a brief description on how to use UPMC AnywhereCare.\n\nHow to Use UPMC AnywhereCare\n\n\n\n\n\n\n \n1.\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 Download the App\nTo get started, download the free UPMC AnywhereCare app on your mobile device, or visit UPMCAnywhereCare.com on a\u00a0computer.\n2.\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 Sign Up\nWhen you open the app or visit the website on a computer, you\u2019ll be prompted to enter your email address, create\u00a0a password, and\u00a0answer a few basic questions to enroll. Once enrolled, you can access UPMC AnywhereCare.\n3.\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 Choose a Provider\nTo learn more about a health care provider, click on the available provider’s photo.\u00a0Select an available provider of your choosing.\n4.\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 Get Care\nPrior to connecting live, you will be prompted to enter the reason for your visit and answer questions about your medical history. Your video visit will begin after a health care provider has reviewed this information. The average wait time to connect with a provider is around six minutes.\nIf you\u2019re looking for fast care for non-emergent symptoms, a face-to-face virtual visit on UPMC AnywhereCare\u00a0is your best bet. Virtual visits cost $49 or less, depending on your insurance provider; if you are a UPMC Health Plan member, the cost is less than a PCP office visit. Prescriptions, if needed, can be sent to a local pharmacy and must be paid for separately.\nFor more information, visit UPMCAnywhereCare.com.\n*Patients located in Pennsylvania at the time of the service will have a virtual visit with a UPMC-employed provider. If a patient is located outside of Pennsylvania, the\u00a0patient will be treated by a provider employed or contracted by Online Care Network II, P.C.. OCG is not an affiliate of UPMC.