How UPMC Is Keeping You Safe During COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues worldwide, UPMC is doing everything we can to keep our patients, workers, and community safe.

Contact your doctor to discuss whether you may need a medically necessary procedure or treatment. We continue to offer MyUPMC Video Visits for preventive and other care.

Although we have not seen the surge in COVID-19 cases that we expected in western and central Pennsylvania, we are not letting down our guard. Read on to find steps we’re taking to keep you safe.

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Safety at UPMC During the COVID-19 Pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, people with other conditions may need care. We are offering medically necessary procedures and other treatment in the coming weeks to ensure these people get the care they need.

As we begin to phase this medically necessary care back in, we will take every precaution to keep all patients, staff, and community members safe. Some of our safety measures include: 

  • Screening for COVID-19 symptoms and exposure.
  • Ensuring our staff has enough personal protective equipment.
  • Restricting visitors and volunteers.
  • Requiring all patients, staff, and essential guests wear facemasks in public areas.
  • Rigorous cleaning with hospital-based disinfectants.

Contact your doctor to discuss your medical situation and whether you may need an procedure or treatment at one of our facilities.

To learn more about how we’re responding to COVID-19, visit

About UPMC

A $21 billion health care provider and insurer, Pittsburgh-based UPMC is inventing new models of patient-centered, cost-effective, accountable care. The largest nongovernmental employer in Pennsylvania, UPMC integrates more than 90,000 employees, 40 hospitals, 700 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, and a 3.8 million-member Insurance Services Division, the largest medical insurer in western Pennsylvania. In the most recent fiscal year, UPMC contributed $1.4 billion in benefits to its communities, including more care to the region’s most vulnerable citizens than any other health care institution, and paid more than $500 million in federal, state, and local taxes. Working in close collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC shares its clinical, managerial, and technological skills worldwide through its innovation and commercialization arm, UPMC Enterprises, and through UPMC International. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside on its annual Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals and ranks UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh on its Honor Roll of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals. For more information, go to