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UPMC HealthBeat App – Health and Wellness Blog for iOS

UPMC's HealthBeat app is your daily source for the latest health and wellness topics from the experts at UPMC. A world-renowned health care provider and insurer, Pittsburgh-based UPMC is inventing new models of accountable, cost-effective, patient-centered care. The HealthBeat App is compatible with iOS devices such as the iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod®.

What Does the HealthBeat App Offer?

Discover the latest innovations in cancer care, nutrition, fitness, family health, prenatal care, and more with the HealthBeat app. Users can read and share articles, videos, infographics, and daily health tips with friends and family that come straight from UPMC's world-class medical experts.

  • Daily health tip for which push notifications can be enabled.
  • Email opt-in for future UPMC HealthBeat communications.
  • Favorite articles to revisit them at a later time.
  • Share content with friends and family from the app via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, text message, and email.
  • Search for relevant articles through tags based on subject matter.
  • Personalize the type of health and wellness content delivered daily based on your interests, including but not limited to:
    • Heart Health
    • Cancer Care
    • Brain Health
    • Pregnancy and Childbirth
    • Family Health
    • Health and Wellness

Download the HealthBeat App Now

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the app available for Android devices through the Google Play store?

​UPMC’s HealthBeat app is not currently available for Android devices.

Is the app available for any devices other than the iPhone?

Yes, UPMC’s HealthBeat app is supported by the iPad and iPod devices.

Do I need to be a UPMC Health Plan member to access the HealthBeat app?

No! Anyone can download the UPMC HealthBeat app.

How do I modify my personal category preferences?

It’s easy! Go to Account Settings – click My Categories – and select as many categories as you want to personalize your feed.

How do I continue to receive communications from UPMC HealthBeat?

Upon downloading, you can enter your email address to sign up for future HealthBeat communications. If you choose to skip this step, you have the ability to opt in through the account settings page at a later time.

How do I favorite articles?

Simply select the star icon at the top right of the screen within the article to save and revisit later.

How do I enable UPMC’s daily health tip?

​Visit your iPhone Settings app and click Notifications – UPMC HealthBeat – then choose Allow Notifications.

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