No Appointment Necessary: This App Offers Medical Care on Your Schedule

No Appointment Necessary: This App Offers Medical Care on Your Schedule

Time is a valuable asset. It’s right up there with good health. So if something were to come along that could save us time while helping us regain or maintain our health, well, that’d be pretty great.

It does exist!

Few things are worse than waking up with a sore throat. And we always seem to get sick at the absolute worst time. But like clockwork, we catch a cold when we can least afford a slowdown.

What’s worse is having to take a personal day from work or will ourselves off the couch and slog our way to the doctor’s office. Then we still have to contend with the waiting room — where time stands still.

Thankfully, UPMC gets us. That’s why they’re rolling out UPMC AnywhereCare offering 24/7 video visits with a medical professional.

Access to care on your schedule

It’s simple; if you can feel a cold coming on or have any other non-emergency symptoms, you can access high-quality care online — anywhere, anytime.

You don’t even need to make an appointment! All you have to do is download the UPMC AnywhereCare app (available for iOS and Android), enroll, create an account, and engage with a healthcare provider via virtual video visit. And get this: if needed, prescriptions can be sent directly to your pharmacy.

What’s the catch?

No catch, friends. You pay $49 (or less, depending on your insurance) to see a healthcare professional using a secure, high-quality streaming video from your computer or mobile device 24/7, 365 days a year.

The service is available for both adults (18 years of age or older) and children (with adult supervision) in almost every state in the United States and the District of Columbia (sorry Texas, Arkansas, and Puerto Rico).

We know it sounds too good to be true, but it’s not. If you still don’t believe us, download the iOS app or Android app to see for yourself. Or if you still have questions, head to the UPMC AnywhereCare FAQ page for more details.