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Telemedicine at UPMC

Telemedicine at UPMC

Consult with UPMC Specialists, No Matter How Far You Are From Pittsburgh

The UPMC Telemedicine Program connects small or rural community hospitals and outpatient locations to specialists at UPMC, allowing patients to receive world-class care close to home.

Our physicians provide real-time consultations, in more than 15 clinical specialties, for:

  • Emergent care
  • Real-time consultations
  • Pre- and post-operative surgical care
  • Home monitoring

We collaborate with you via:

  • Video conferencing
  • Store-and-forward photograph and record transmission

Health care providers submit a request to participate in the Telemedicine Program.

Benefits of Using Telemedicine

Provider Benefits

For health care providers — especially those in rural areas or at small hospitals — UPMC's Telemedicine Program offers:

  • Specialty consults to help make decisions about care
  • Input from world-class specialists without having to send patients to Pittsburgh
  • Educational opportunities and mentoring
  • Increased efficiency
  • Increased clinical quality
  • Reduced health care costs

Patient Benefits

For your patients, UPMC's Telemedicine Program provides access to specialized clinical care:

By providing patients with better access to high-quality health care, we can:

  • Bring timely treatment close to home
  • Reduce travel time
  • Provide access to world-class treatment
  • Improve quality of care

Want to Learn More About Telemedicine at UPMC?

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For help in finding a doctor or health service that suits your needs, call the UPMC Referral Service at 412-647-UPMC (8762) or 1-800-533-UPMC (8762). Select option 1.

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