HIV-related telemedicine services can be accessed through video visits arranged on a free UPMC patient portal or by making an appointment at one of three outpatient telemedicine clinics. At these clinics, people with HIV are seen by a physician located in Pittsburgh through an audio-video interface and with the help of a trained nurse tele-presenter.
Outpatient telemedicine centers offering HIV telemedicine services:
People with HIV often receive both their primary care and HIV care from their HIV doctor.
Most people with HIV see their doctor twice a year to discuss:
- Prescribed drugs.
- Lab tests.
- Any other health concerns.
Video visits offer a convenient option for this ongoing care.
Doctors can order lab work and any other tests during the telehealth visit.
To have your lab work done, you can:
- Make an appointment at the PACT on-site lab.
- Go to any UPMC lab.
- Request the lab order by mail or online so you can take it to the lab you choose.
Here are some other ways we help via virtual care:
- Suffering side effects you can't tolerate.
- Needing a new HIV drug regimen.
- Discussing primary care issues, including any upcoming routine screenings you may need.
- Answering questions about diet.
- Offering routine mental health appointments.