Comprehensive Medication Management for Global Travel

COVID-19: Contacting the Benefits Department

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of Human Resources is working remotely until further notice. 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 or leaving phone messages.

If you have a Benefits-related inquiry, including the submission of forms or documentation, the quickest way to receive assistance is to submit an online request. You can also call the Benefits Department at 833-852-2210.

As a Pitt employee, your department may have many exciting opportunities to travel abroad. However, preparing for these adventures can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to protecting your health. Fortunately, a new travel health service, Comprehensive Medication Management (CMM) for Global Travel, is now available to all full and part-time regular University faculty and staff with UPMC Health Plan coverage.

University employees who utilize this benefit will receive a personalized plan that includes: 

  • Suggested vaccines and medications that should be used prior or during travel including pricing and information on where to obtain
  • Information about how to prevent diseases that may affect you while traveling
  • Treatment recommendations for altitude sickness, jet lag, motion sickness, sun exposure, insect bites, and more
  • General tips to help you manage your chronic illnesses, disabilities, and food safety abroad
  • Best practices for traveling internationally with your medications

Employees seeking more information about the CMM for Global Travel benefit may contact mymeds@pitt.edu or 412-383-6337 (MEDS).