If you have lung disease and need specialized care or a second opinion, UPMC's Comprehensive Lung Center (CLC) can help.
CLC experts offer online care to people in Pittsburgh, southwest Pa., and beyond.
About Lung Center Telemedicine at UPMC
The CLC is the outpatient hub for 9 UPMC breathing and lung health specialty centers.
UPMC uses state-of-the-art video equipment so your doctor learns as much — or even more — as at an in-person visit.
Telemedicine can limit how often you need to visit UPMC, even when you need in-person testing like lung function tests.
Your lung doctor can likely use an online visit to decide which tests you need.
After testing, you can use online care again to go over your results with your doctor.
How Can Lung Center Telehealth Help Me?
UPMC lung doctors have long used video visits for second opinions to people who don't live near the regions we serve.
Other reasons you might want to try online care include:
- Being high-risk for COVID-19 due to lung disease and other factors.
- Follow-up care for a well-controlled lung condition.
- Saving costs by not needing to drive or take public transit.
Is a UPMC Lung Center Video Visit Right for Me?
We invite both new and current patients to schedule a virtual visit.
When doctors diagnose lung disease, they often need results from:
- Physical exams
- Lung function tests.
- Chest x-rays.
These all require in-person care either before or after your online visit. Your doctor will let you know when you should complete these tests.
A telemedicine visit often works well for current patients who have control of their lung disease.
Once you make an appointment, your doctor's office will explain how to log in to your video visit.
Will My Health Insurance Cover UPMC Lung Center Telemedicine?
UPMC accepts most insurance plans.
Insurance coverage for virtual visits has blossomed during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the situation is fluid. We suggest calling your health plan to make sure they still cover video visits.
Schedule a Lung Center Video Visit
To find a pulmonologist and schedule a telemedicine visit, visit UPMC's Find a Doctor website.