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The OPAT program at the UPMC Center for Care of Infectious Diseases cares for patients discharged to a home or nursing facility on a course of intravenous (IV) antibiotics.
OPAT programs can help manage many types of infections, such as:
The goals of our program are to:
The OPAT program patient care team includes infectious disease doctors, nurses, and on-site pharmacists.
The type of antibiotic and the length of treatment vary based on each person's condition. Most patients receive their IV antibiotic treatment through a central IV catheter such as a PICC line or port.
The OPAT management team also keeps other treating physicians informed of the patient's progress during treatment.
For more information on the OPAT management program, call 412-647-7228.
OPAT program locations are at: