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How UPMC Global Care Works

No two patients are alike, and UPMC's patient-centered approach to care provides global health solutions at convenient locations.

UPMC Global Care blends the use of smart technology and new models of health care with a global focus to meet the evolving needs of patients and doctors.

Telemedicine Capabilities

UPMC's telemedicine capabilities help connect patients and doctors with some of the most innovative minds in health care.

Doctors around the world can connect with specialists at UPMC facilities in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, or closer to home at one of our operated or managed regional facilities for:

  • Teleconsultations
  • Second opinions
  • Telementoring services

Using telemedicine allows patients to stay at home under the direct care of their own doctors, who can collaborate with global UPMC experts from a variety of specialties on difficult or unfamiliar cases.

Regional Health Care Expertise

Because UPMC operates and manages international facilities, patients who require advanced medical treatment outside their local communities may not need to travel as far to receive world-class health care.

For example, UPMC's Istituto Mediterraneo per i Trapianti e Terapie ad Alta Specializzazione (ISMETT) has the highest transplant survival rate in Italy. And, we've partnered with professionals in Italy to open the region’s first stereotactic radiosurgery center.

Hospitality Services for UPMC Global Care Patients and Families

Whether patients receive care in Rome, Pittsburgh, or elsewhere, UPMC Global Care is committed to providing seamless navigation of our services. Hospitality services begin before a patient arrives and continue through follow-up.

UPMC Global Care's Hospitality Services include:

  • Visa and travel assistance geared for the country to which the patient will travel
  • Translation services
  • Housing and recreation
  • Dietary and religious support

Our embassy services also offer a single point of contact to help navigate the UPMC Global Care network and provide the most advanced care quickly and conveniently.