Discover a healthier, happier you with UPMC Hamot Health Connection. Our classes, lectures, and other services can help you keep up with your family’s changing health needs.
What Services Does Health Connection Provide?
Please note: Most of our Health Connection programs require you to register and pay in advance.
Our wide variety of programs include:
- Disease and treatment specific classes
- Prenatal and parenting services
- Tai chi
- Mindful exercise
- Emotional and mindful well-being sessions
- Healthy eating classes
UPMC Hamot clinicians and topic experts present daily afternoon and evening lectures.
Health Navigation and Personal Health Coaching
Our registered nurse is available to:
- Help you navigate the health care system
- Provide one-on-one health coaching
- Offer preventive health education
|One-on-one sessions with our health navigator can assist women in any stage of menopause.|
Our health information library contains books and reference materials that guests are welcome to check out during office hours.
Nutrition Counseling and Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT)
Many people struggle with eating a balanced diet, whether they are managing a specific disease, trying to lose weight, or just want to feel better overall. Let our registered dietitians help you achieve your nutrition goals. We have classes for families as well as one-on-one appointments. Please check with your insurance provider regarding coverage. Physician diagnosis is required to bill insurance.
Adult medical nutrition therapy is for anyone 18 years old or older. Our registered dietitians will meet with patients to assess their needs, develop meal plans, and provide support. Some of the most common diagnoses include:
- obesity and morbid obesity
- high blood pressure
- chronic kidney disease (CKD)
Individuals with diabetes are referred to the Diabetes Institute at UPMC Hamot to meet with a certified diabetes educator/registered dietitian.
Pediatric medical nutrition therapy is available for children ranging from infants through age 18. Our certified pediatric dietitian works with patients who are underweight, overweight, have specific dietary restrictions, picky eaters, failure to thrive, or eating disorders.
The child must be present in order to bill the insurance for the session.
|Healthy Eating for Families
This class is for the whole family to meet with our registered dietitian. You will discuss current eating habits, discover opportunities for improvement, and together, develop a meal plan that will help everyone in the family be a part of healthy decisions in the kitchen.
This program is not billed to insurance. There is a fee for the initial one-hour appointment as well as any half-hour follow-up appointments.
The class can be scheduled at the convenience of the family and the registered dietitian. Payment is due upon registration.
Sign Up for a Health Connection Program Today
To schedule your classes, call the UPMC Hamot Health Connection at 814-877-6145 or visit the UPMC Classes and Events page.
If you're concerned a class may be canceled due to inclement weather, please call at least one hour before class time.
Learn more about Health Connection class registration, payment, and reimbursement.