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Telemedicine services are on the rise, and it’s no wonder. Meeting with your provider over a video visit is simple, convenient, and time-saving.

MyUPMC makes it easy to manage your care at your convenience. You can use MyUPMC to manage your care wherever and whenever you like and schedule video visits with UPMC providers.

1. You Can See Your Provider From the Comfort of Home.

One of the best parts about virtual care? You can see a provider without leaving your home. This means no fighting traffic and no worrying about parking. A video visit can save you time and hassle.

2. You Don’t Have to Sit in a Waiting Room Full of Patients.

This is one reason why virtual care became so popular during the pandemic. You won’t risk catching a cough, cold, or other contagious diseases from other patients. You can wait in your own living room, where you control the TV.

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3. There are a Surprising Number of Conditions a Provider Can Diagnose and Treat Virtually.

You get the same care and attention you would get with a visit to a brick-and-mortar location. In fact, people use video visits for all kinds of medical issues, including:

  • Cough and bronchitis
  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Sinus infections
  • Urinary tract and yeast infections
  • Rashes and skin infections
  • Insect and tick bites
  • Muscle sprains and strains
  • Diarrhea
  • Eye infections like pink eye
  • Ear pain
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Insomnia

4. You Can Renew and be Prescribed Medications.

Your provider can prescribe medications as needed through MyUPMC Video Visits. While a provider may need to see you in person for some conditions, they can often diagnose you virtually. And if they can diagnose you virtually, they can call a medication in.

5. Video Visit Appointment Details are Stored in Your UPMC Record.

With a MyUPMC Video Visit, your records are automatically updated and you will receive an after visit summary. This makes following up on your care seamless. Your doctor can see treatment recommendations and prescriptions.

6. Virtual Care is Remarkably Easy to Use.

You only need a smartphone, tablet, or computer — plus an internet connection. You can find UPMC doctors, specialists, and providers who offer video visits by browsing or filtering the list of providers. Simply download the MyUPMC app to your smartphone or visit MyUPMC.com to get started.

About UPMC

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, UPMC is a world-renowned health care provider and insurer. We operate 40 hospitals and 700 doctors’ offices and outpatient centers, with locations in central and western Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, and internationally. We employ 4,900 physicians, and we are leaders in clinical care, groundbreaking research, and treatment breakthroughs. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside as one of the nation’s best hospitals in many specialties and ranks UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh on its Honor Roll of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals.