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November 6, 2014

Pitt Benefits

FitnessForLifeFlu Shot Reminder:

Get your flu shot without leaving campus!

It’s not too late to get your flu shot on campus! The School of Pharmacy working with Falk Pharmacy is conducting flu shot clinics on the Oakland Campus. There are two scheduled clinics left this fall. Falk Pharmacy will continue flu clinics every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., through Thursday, November 20, 2014.

After Thanksgiving, flu shots will be available during regular business hours Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fall 2014 Flu Shot Clinics


Friday, November 7

Posvar Hall, Galleria

10 am–2 pm


Friday, November 14

Craig Hall, Conference Room 342

11 am–1 pm

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 in advance 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.

Remember to bring your UPMC Health Plan identification card.

UPMC Health Plan members may also 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.

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


Join the Great American Smokeout on November 20th

Whether you’re thinking about quitting smoking yourself or you want to support a co-worker, friend, or family member to become tobacco-free, now is the time to act. Thursday, November 20, marks the 39th American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout, a national event designed to help smokers begin living smoke-free, one day at a time.

If you want to quit, having the support and encouragement you need is a key factor in your success. UPMC Health Plan offers a variety of resources to help you in your quit attempt, whenever you decide to make the change.

To celebrate this year’s Great American Smokeout, sign the Great American Smokeout Pledge. Take the pledge today and be on your way to a tobacco-free life!

Looking for Support on Your Journey to a Tobacco-free Life?

From deciding about quitting to help staying tobacco-free after you quit, UPMC Health Plan health coaches have the tools and resources to support your smoking cessation efforts. Call a health coach at 1-800-807-0751 for more information.

Text Message Support Now Available!

Think you have all the answers when it comes to smoking and quitting? Take this 10-question quiz and the answers may surprise you! Learn interesting facts about smoking and your health. Text “smokeout” to UPMCHP (876247) to start the quiz.

If you are thinking about quitting, planning your quit day, or trying to stay tobacco-free, the UPMC Health Plan’s Text Message Support Service can provide you with tips to help keep you motivated. Sign up by texting “Breathe” to UPMCHP (876247).

By signing up you agree to receive text messages, which may be sent through an automatic telephone dialing system, from UPMC Health Plan to the mobile number provided. Standard messaging and data rates may apply.

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