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October 9, 2014

Pitt Benefits

FitnessForLifeFlu Shot Reminder:

Get your flu shot without leaving campus!

The School of Pharmacy, working with Falk Pharmacy, is conducting flu shot clinics on the Pittsburgh campus.  Through the dedication of Dr. Deanne Hall and her team, the University consistently has achieved high levels of participation. During the first two clinics, held on September 23 and October 6, over 800 individuals received a flu shot!

In order to expedite the administration of your flu shot, you are asked to complete the intake and consent form that was mailed to you and bring it with you to the flu shot clinic. If you do not bring the form with you, you will be asked to fill out a form before receiving your flu shot.

UPMC Health Plan members also may obtain a flu shot from a participating provider at no out-of-pocket cost. If plan members obtain a flu shot at a clinic or pharmacy that does not participate with UPMC Health Plan, then they will need to pay for the flu shot at the time of service and file a claim for reimbursement. Reimbursement forms can be downloaded from UPMC Health Plan’s website at, under “Commonly Used Forms” at the bottom of the page. Within the past two weeks, UPMC Health Plan also sent a cover letter with the forms to the home address of all faculty and staff members.

Individuals who participate in the Panther Advocate plan can receive $25 in HIA credits for obtaining a flu shot.

Flu shots are covered by the University’s UPMC health insurance plan at no out of pocket cost to you.  Obtaining the shot is convenient! You will only need to sign the consent form and display your University ID and your UPMC Health Plan membership card. Note that if you do not carry the University’s medical insurance, you still can obtain a flu shot on campus for a $25 out-of-pocket charge.

Pittsburgh Campus Flu Shot Clinics

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Regional Campus Flu Shot Clinics

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Falk Pharmacy flu clinics will be held every Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., through Thursday, November 20. After Thanksgiving, flu shots will be available during regular business hours (8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday).


MyUPMC, formerly known as UPMC HealthTrak, is the new, comprehensive way to connect to your health care. By accessing MyUPMC, you will be able to view outpatient medical information, communicate with your doctor and have access to the UPMC Health Plan secure member website, MyHealth Online. MyHealth Online is a resource available in addition to MyUPMC and provides access to review your spending, claims that have been paid, and links to a variety of tools to help you manage your health and health care.

With MyUPMC you can:

  • View test results and medical history for adults and children.
  • Renew prescriptions.
  • Request appointments.
  • Pay bills or ask billing questions.
  • Manage family health records.
  • Track chronic conditions.
  • Go mobile with an app for iPhone and Android devices.

MyUPMC lets you communicate with your doctor and access your medical records anytime, anywhere, through your computer, tablet or phone.

You are eligible to use MyUPMC if you are 18 years of age or older and have access to the Internet. You also may have the ability to use MyUPMC if you are the parent or legal guardian of a minor patient. Certain restrictions to information may apply. Legal guardians must provide a court order to obtain proxy access of a minor patient.

There is no cost to participate; however, certain features within MyUPMC may have associated fees.

If you previously had a HealthTrak account, you can use your existing username and password. You can sign up for a new account by visiting and completing an online application. You will be asked to verify a series of questions to confirm your identity and upon verification of your identity, a MyUPMC access code will be given to you. If you have difficulties, please email or call the MyUPMC Support Line at 1-866/884-8579, option 2.

Anywhere Care

Get online medical treatment (evisits) from wherever you are in Pennsylvania through UPMC AnywhereCare! Visits are available at a reduced cost to University of Pittsburgh UPMC Health Plan members.

AnywhereCare allows you to have an appointment with a UPMC doctor over your computer. The service is available 24/7, every day of the year. So if you don’t feel well enough to travel, are short on time or are out of town, simply log on for an appointment.

Here’s how it works:

Access AnywhereCare by visiting

Complete a brief questionnaire about your symptoms.

Log in to your MyUPMC account. If you do not have an account, create one by following the new user instructions.

Choose between a video appointment and secure messaging. Children ages 3 – 18 must have a video appointment with a pediatrician.

Receive a response with a diagnosis and treatment plan, usually within 30 minutes. Prescriptions can be sent directly to your pharmacy.

What it costs:

  • Visits are available to Panther Gold members for a $10 copayment.
  • Most major credit cards are accepted for payment.
  • Members in a PPO plan will see a $38 charge against their deductible and out-of-pocket maximum.
  • AnywhereCare visits are part of your benefits package.

Visit MyUPMC for more information and frequently asked questions.

Important Vendor Contact Information

Benefits Department

Office hours: 8 am-5 pm EST, 320 Craig Hall

412-624-8160 (Main Line) • 412-624-3485 (Fax)

Please visit our web site,, for FAQs, downloadable forms and other benefits information.


UPMC Health Plan

1-888-499-6885  •


United Concordia  1-877-215-3616  •


Davis Vision  1-800-999-5431  •


TIAA-CREF  1-800-682-9139 •

Vanguard  1-800-523-1188 •

Flexible Spending Accounts






412-624-8070  •

Faculty Records


UPMC HealthPlan