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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

What is HealthChoices?

HealthChoices is the name of the mandatory Medical Assistance managed care program. Recipients must enroll in one of the Department of Human Services’ approved physical health managed care plans via PA Enrollment Services.

How do I sign up?

A Department of Human Services (DHS) County Assistance Office caseworker will tell you if you are able to receive Medical Assistance.

Learn More about Eligibility Learn How to Enroll

Will I get a UPMC for you ID card?

Each member of your family who has picked UPMC for you will get an identification (ID) card. Show this ID card and any other medical insurance cards to UPMC for you participating providers when you get services. You still need to keep your yellow or greenish-blue ACCESS card. Do not throw it away. You may need to use your ACCESS card for other Medical Assistance services. Your UPMC for you ID card is plastic. When you get it in the mail, remove it from the letter and keep it in your wallet with your ACCESS card.

How do I contact UPMC for you?

Call 1-800-286-4242 and Health Care Concierge Services will help you with your questions. Representatives are available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. TTY users should call toll-free 1-800-361-2629.

How can the UPMC MyHealth 24/7 Nurse Line help me?

You will have immediate access to health care advice 24 hours a day/7 days a week through the UPMC MyHealth 24/7 Nurse Line. Whether you are seeking general health advice or information on a specific medical issue or just need help quickly, UPMC MyHealth 24/7 Nurse Line registered nurses provide prompt and efficient service. After discussing your symptoms with you, the nurse will help you determine what level of care you need.

Learn more about the UPMC MyHealth 24/7 Nurse Line

How can MyHealth OnLine help me?

MyHealth OnLine is a secure member website where you can find and store information about your personal health care coverage, email questions to a nurse, and chat live with a Health Care Concierge Services representative.

Learn more about MyHealth OnLine



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