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Staying healthy at school (and home!)


UPMC AnywhereCare offers fast relief from sniffles, tummy aches, and more


Going back to school is such an exciting time for kids. New teachers. New subjects. New friends. Too bad about the sniffles, sore throats, and stomach bugs that come with it!

This school year, you’ll be ready. At the first sign of symptoms, skip the appointments and waiting rooms and use UPMC AnywhereCare instead. You can e-visit with a UPMC provider straight from a computer, anytime day or night.

UPMC Anywhere Care provides quick consultation on all types of back-to-school conditions, including:

  • Upset tummies
  • Runny noses
  • Earaches
  • Pinkeye
  • Cold symptoms
  • Rashes and more


IMPORTANT FLU ALERT: With flu season fast approaching, consider getting your flu shot soon. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone 6 months old and older get a flu shot every year. And it’s free for most UPMC Health Plan members!

UPMC AnywhereCare:

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3

  1. Visit
  2. Describe your symptoms in a brief questionnaire.
  3. Receive a personalized care plan and a prescription, if needed, from a UPMC provider —usually within 30 minutes.

NOTE: A UPMC AnywhereCare visit is available at an affordable cost, often less than your copayment for a primary care physician (PCP) visit. Please be sure you have your credit card with you during your visit.


To use UPMC AnywhereCare, you must be at least 3 years old and located in Pennsylvania for the duration of your visit or at least 18 years old and located in Maryland for the duration of your visit.