UPMC and Giant Eagle have partnered to install the video conferencing kiosks in stores across the Pittsburgh area. UPMC hopes the program will help make care available to patients who might already be looking for over-the-counter remedies. Using the kiosk’s video camera, patients with a variety of non-urgent symptoms, ranging from sore throats to earaches, can be seen within minutes by a health care professional who will assess the symptoms and recommend a treatment plan. The in-store locations will provide blood pressure cuffs, thermometers and otoscopes. Giant Eagle pharmacists and technicians are available to help with the kiosks and devices.
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