Diary of a First Time Mom is teaming up with UPMC to help families fight flu season! Although we received some form of compensation for the UPMC AnywhereCare promotion, all opinions remain our own. Dear Diary, The weather outside is frightful! But what’s even scarier–flu season. Like today’s snow storm, the flu is cancelling classes across the county, sending students home sick. Last week, I was hit hard with a stomach bug. Then, my daughter started to complain about feeling under the weather. In the past, I had to drag my daughter to the doctor’s office, or leave a message at their office and wait impatiently for a nurse to call me back. Now, I can receive immediate attention, without ever leaving home, thanks to UPMC AnywhereCare. UPMC AnywhereCare offers patients with non-emergency symptoms quick online access to high-quality care–anytime, anywhere. You use video to connect face-to-face with an online UPMC provider and receive a personal diagnosis and treatment plan if necessary. If needed, they can even send prescriptions directly to your pharmacy. If your child is three-years-old and up, you can use UPMC AnywhereCare to seek advice for the following conditions: Cold Cough Pink eye Rash Diarrhea Sore throat Vomiting Just sign up online. Or you can download the app at the Apple App Store or get it on Google Play. Meanwhile, I’m making sure I do everything to protect my family from the flu. We received flu shots, and we’re washing our hands with long, soapy scrubs more than usual. Hey DFTM Fam–What are you doing to ward off the flu? Have you downloaded and used the app yet? If so, share your online experience! You can enter for a chance to win a digital thermometer by registering for UPMC AnywhereCare before March 5th. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.