COVID-19 Information

Click on the links below for COVID-19 Testing and COVID-19 Vaccinations in Maryland.  For the safety of our patients and staff, UPMC is temporarily restricting visitors. UPMC hospitals, hospital-located outpatient departments, and cancer center facilities are screening upon facility entry.

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for Allegany County Residents Age 75 and Over

We are offering a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for Allegany County residents age 75 and older in accordance with the current state of Maryland guidelines.

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UPDATED 1-20-21 at 3:00 p.m. – APPOINTMENTS ARE FILLED

*All available appointments for the January 21 COVID vaccine clinic have been filled.*Please continue to watch the news media and our Facebook page for information about future clinics. If you have questions about the vaccine phases in the state of Maryland, please visit coronavirus.maryland.gov

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VACCINE CLINIC DETAILS

NO WALK-INS – Vaccinations are available by appointment only

 

Vaccine Clinic date: Thursday, January 21

Vaccine location: 12500 Willowbrook Road, registered participants should use the rear entrance adjacent to the parking garage and follow signage.

For your appointment, please be prepared to:
-Look for signage and direction upon arrival
-Wear a mask while entering the facility
-Be screened upon entry
-Bring driver’s license or another valid form of identification

Temporary Restricted Patient Visitation Guidelines

(Updated 11-17-2020)

The offices/practices within the Medical Arts Center (MAC) will no longer screen within their main lobby area.  All MAC practices will individually screen their patients within their suite location.

In accordance with Maryland Governor Hogan’s state order issued on Tuesday, Nov. 17, we are restricting support persons and visitors for UPMC Western Maryland inpatients and Emergency Department patients.

 

Exceptions to this order may be made with the approval of hospital leadership for compassionate care and end-of-life situations, and for patients with disabilities or who require additional support.

Support persons are an essential part of the care team to help our patients manage and communicate about their care. We encourage our patients to use FaceTime, Skype, Zoom, and phone calls to virtually connect with loved ones while they are in the hospital.

Exceptions for Pediatrics, Obstetrics/Labor & Delivery, and patients with disabilities:

 Support persons are limited to those essential for the patient’s physical or emotional well-being, and all must comply with the above-mentioned requirements for All Support Persons in All Care Settings, including properly wearing a facemask upon entry and at all times, following distancing guidelines, passing facility entry screening, and being 18 years of age or older.

  • Pediatrics: Support persons will be limited to the same two people per patient for the entire stay (e.g., parent, guardian).
  • Obstetrics/Labor & Delivery:
    • Inpatients are permitted the same one primary and one alternate support person for their entire stay, with only one support person permitted inside the facility at a time. We are allowing an alternate support person in case the primary support person cannot visit during the patient’s stay.
    • Doulas are documented as the alternate support person and may be on-site at the same time as the primary support person.
  • Patients with disabilities and those who require additional physical assistance:
    • Inpatients: Patients are allowed the same one primary and one alternate support person for their entire stay, with only one support person permitted inside the facility at a time.
    • Emergency Department Patients: The same one support person is permitted for persons with disabilities or who require additional assistance.
  • Hospital-based outpatient services (including surgical services, diagnostics, and medical visits): The same one support person is permitted.
    • If patients plan to bring a support person, they must pick someone who is not showing symptoms (fever, cough, or shortness of breath) and who has not had close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19.
    • Support persons must pass a pre-appointment screening phone call and/or registration check-in screening.
    • Some locations may request the patient and support person to wait in their vehicle or outside until the patient is ready to see the provider. This will help prevent overcrowding in the waiting rooms and help maintain social distancing.

 

As a reminder:

  • Everyone must wear a face mask at all times and follow social distancing guidelines. Those who do not have a face mask will be provided one at facility entry. We strongly encourage support persons to wear their own masks so that we can preserve our supplies for staff and clinical workers.
  • Support people must be 18 years of age or older.
  • All support persons, patients, and staff must pass the facility entry screening at all UPMC facilities, including hospitals, senior communities, outpatient facilities, and cancer centers. Screening specifics vary depending on the location and type of service.
  • Any non-patient who has shortness of breath, fever, cough, or has been in contact with someone who has COVID-19 or is being tested for COVID-19 should not enter UPMC facilities.