Yes. Prepayment is not required for the following:
COVID-19 — Care and treatment related to a possible or confirmed case of COVID-19
Emergency Care — All patients, regardless of insurance coverage, or the lack of insurance, who present to any UPMC Emergency Department for care will receive an appropriate medical screening examination and any stabilizing care necessary for their emergent condition.
Pediatric Care – Care and services provided at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, UPMC Children’s outpatient locations, and UPMC Children’s Community Pediatrics
Even if prepayment is waived, patients who receive out-of-network UPMC care will still be financially responsible for the costs of the out-of-network care they receive and will be balance-billed for any out-of-network amounts owed that their health insurance plan fails to pay.
In some cases, patients may be able to request that their health insurance plan pursue a single-case agreement with UPMC, for a specific scope of care. Patients must initiate this process with their insurer.