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 has program locations are at:
We also offer telemedicine through home visits, at nursing facilities and at the telemedicine centers at UPMC Northwest and the UPMC outpatient center at Westgate Plaza in New Castle.