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UPMC Western Maryland expands forensic nursing services during COVID-19 pandemic


CUMBERLAND, Md., April 22, 2020 –  The UPMC Western Maryland forensic nursing program – which, among its many services, treats domestic and sexual assault victims – has announced it will expand services to the three UPMC Western Maryland urgent care centers in the region.

“In these times of uncertainty with COVID-19, our forensic nursing team wants to remind the community that we are a source of strength, and we exist to help patients recover from the unexpected,” said Debi Wolford, Forensic Nursing Service Program Coordinator. “Your health care providers in the UPMC Western Maryland forensic nursing team know that many patients are scared during these unprecedented times. We want to remind them that we are one piece of certainty within the community as we continue to provide safe and healthy care.”

Forensic services will now be provided at the three urgent care centers which are open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. seven days a week. A Forensic Nurse Examiner will be available for both sexual-assault exams and domestic-violence-related-injuries. UPMC Western Maryland urgent care locations:

  • Advanced Medical Care – 1050 Industrial Blvd Ste 17, Cumberland, Md., 240-964-9300
  • Frostburg Urgent Care Center – 10701 New Georges Creek Road SW, Frostburg, Md., 301-689-3229
  • Advanced Lakeside Medical Care – 23789 Garrett Highway, McHenry, Md., 240-488-4139

Additionally, forensic nursing services remain available around the clock for abuse and assault patients at the UPMC Western Maryland Emergency Department.