School-Based Telehealth Program

UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh offers a school-based telehealth service called UPMC Children's AnywhereCare@School.

The program will let school nurses from participating schools start a video visit with a Children's provider, right from their school office. Together, the nurse and student will see a health care provider through the nurse's computer.

Because the program will use our UPMC Children's AnywhereCare platform, visits will be both secure and private.

How Can a Student Access AnywhereCare@School?

If a student isn't feeling well, they would go to the nurse's office as usual.

The nurse may provide care or decide that a video visit with a medical provider would be helpful.

While the nurse must be the one who requests it, parents or guardians can join the virtual visit. The nurse will send you a link to log in.

You don't need a UPMC Children's AnywhereCare account if using a computer. But you do need an account if using a mobile device or tablet.

To take part in AnywhereCare@School, your child must be enrolled ahead of time before they need care.

Video visits through this program will be free, and we won't bill you or your health insurer.

What Telehealth Services Will the Program Offer?

Nurses may request a video visit when a student comes to the office for conditions such as:

  • Rashes or other skin issues.
  • Ear pain.
  • Sore throat.
  • Eye infections.
  • Bug bites.
  • Asthma or other respiratory illness.
  • Stomach pain (to rule out appendicitis).

Families that use MyUPMC, UPMC's patient portal, will be able to find details of their child's visit.

Participating Schools

  • Belle Vernon Area School District
    • Rostrover Elementary School
    • Marion Elementary School
    • Saint Sebastian Parochial School
    • Belle Vernon Middle School
    • Belle Vernon Area High School
  • Cornell School District
    • Cornell Elementary School
    • Cornell Middle/High Schoo
  • McKeesport Area School District
    • United at Twin Rivers
    • Francis McClure Elementary
    • Founders Hall Middle School
    • McKeesport Secondary School
  • New Brighton Area School District
    • New Brighton Elementary School
    • New Brighton Middle School
    • New Brighton High School
  • West Mifflin Area School District
    • Clara Barton Elementary School
    • Homeville Elementary
    • West Mifflin Area Middle School
    • West Mifflin Area High School
  • Woodland Hills School District
    • Dickson Preparatory STEAM Academy
    • Edgewood Elementary STEAM Academy
    • Turtle Creek Elementary STEAM Academy
    • Woodland Hills Senior High School
    • Wilkins Elementary STEAM Academy

Why Choose UPMC Children's Hospital for School-Based Telehealth?

UPMC Children's is the only health care provider in the Pittsburgh region to offer telehealth services at school.

The AnywhereCare@School program will:

  • Help keep kids in school. Being able to access a provider from school helps keep kids healthier and decreases their chances of missing days.
  • Offer convenience for parents. You can stay at work or home when your child has a video visit and is well enough to stay at school.
  • Make getting a prescription easy. The Children's provider can send an electronic prescription to the pharmacy that you list on the sign-up form.

Enroll Your Child

To enroll your child in AnywhereCare@School, first confirm your school’s participation in the program (see list above), then follow the link to enroll.


Review our FAQ. For any additional information about AnywhereCare@School, please contact Angelica Paletta, Project Coordinator, at or 412-916-2338.