Welcome to the Health Information page from the Allegheny County Medical Society. Here you can find information to help you maintain a healthy weight, quit smoking, research health topics, understand your rights as a patient, and even find a physician. Just click on the links for useful health-related information!

Consumer Help Line for Highmark/UPMC Patient Complaints

Call 844-743-2015 -M-F    8:30 AM – 5 PM

Be ready to describe “in as much detail as possible” your conflict with UPMC or Highmark

Help line staff can help with questions about the consent decrees and the availability of UPMC services to Highmark insured patients


Resources for the Uninsured and Underinsured

Consumer Health Coalition website.


How Do Good Medicines Become Bad Drugs?

Six million Americans abuse prescription medicines,more than the number of people who abuse cocaine, hallucinogens, including ecstasy, inhalants or heroin combined.


Healthfinder.gov is a web site developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help consumers find government and nonprofit health and human services information on the Internet.


Living Will & Healthcare Power of Attorney

An advance health care directive is a valuable tool for controlling your end-of-life or other future health care. Click the link to the right to learn more about the January 2007 update to Pennsylvania law regarding Living Wills and obtain a free Living Will form.


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Allegheny County Medical Society
713 Ridge Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15212
412-321-5030  FAX 412-321-5323