Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act

COVID-19: Contacting the Benefits Department

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of Human Resources has limited on-site support and is primarily working remotely. During this time, Craig Hall is not open to the public; walk-ins will not be accepted and forms cannot be dropped off in-person or faxed. During this time, we recommend submitting all requests and inquiries online in lieu of sending physical mail. For Benefits forms not completed online via Pitt Worx or DocuSign, please submit an inquiry online.

If you have a Benefits-related inquiry, including the submission of forms or documentation, the quickest way to receive assistance is to call the Benefits Department at 833-852-2210. You can also submit an inquiry at www.hr.pitt.edu/contact-ohr.

Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998

If you have had or are going to have a mastectomy, you may be entitled to certain benefits under the Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998 (WHCRA). For individuals receiving mastectomy-related benefits, coverage will be provided in a manner determined in consultation with the attending physician and the patient, for:

  1. Reconstruction of the breast on which a mastectomy has been performed
  2. Surgery and reconstruction of the other breast to produce a symmetrical appearance
  3. Prostheses
  4. Treatment of physical complications of all stages of medical and surgical benefits provided under the plan

This coverage will be provided in consultation with the attending physician and the patient, and will be subject to the same co-insurance and any applicable annual deductibles that apply for the mastectomy.