Disability Departments for UPMC Patients and Visitors
To improve access to health care for people with disabilities, UPMC provides many resources at our hospitals.
Learn more about our centers, departments, and other support for our patients and visitors with disabilities.
Adult Center for Exceptional Learning (ACEL)
ACEL provides in-home and one-on-one center-based help for adults with cognitive and physical disabilities.
The center's broad range of services aims to improve quality of life and allow people to remain in their homes and communities.
» Learn more about ACEL’s services for adults with disabilities.
Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Services and the University of Pittsburgh
The Aging Institute gives seniors and their caregivers access to:
- A multidisciplinary network of complete care.
- Resources on dementia and other disabilities.
- Information on aging topics.
- One of the largest and most diverse aging-related research programs in the U.S.
Phone: 866-430-8742 (toll-free).
» Find out more at the Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Services website.
Center for Assistive Technology (CAT)
As a joint program of UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh, the CAT provides advanced technology to assist people with:
- Other daily needs
» Visit the Center for Assistive Technology for details on our services.
Center for Audiology and Hearing Aids
The UPMC Center for Audiology and Hearing Aids performs routine and specialized hearing tests.
The center also provides treatment for permanent hearing loss, such as:
- Hearing aids.
- Cochlear implants.
- Other assistive listening devices.
» Learn about hearing tests and treatments at the Audiology Center.
Centers for Diabetes Education and Support
This network of UPMC centers provides education and support to those living with diabetes at locations throughout western Pennsylvania.
» Learn more or find a Diabetes Education and Support Center near you.
Center for Engagement and Inclusion
The center serves as a resource for:
- UPMC staff.
- Business and community partners of UPMC.
- People in the communities where we live and work.
Built on a foundation of dignity and respect in the workplace and cultural competence in patient and family care, the center's mission is to ensure that inclusion is at the core of what we do every day.
» Visit the UPMC Center for Engagement and Inclusion to learn more.
Centers for Rehab Services (CRS)
CRS provides thorough outpatient rehab in over 60 communities throughout western Pa.
Just some of the rehab services CRS offers include:
- Physical, occupational, and speech therapy.
- Hand therapy.
» Find more outpatient rehab services at CRS.
Center for Women with Disabilities
The Center for Women with Disabilities at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC has been delivering state-of-the-art preventive health care to women with disabilities since 2001.
One of the first such services in the U.S., Magee — with input from women with disabilities — designed the center to meet their needs for regular exams and screenings.
» Visit the Center for Women with Disabilities at Magee for details.
Down Syndrome Center of Western Pa.
The center provides people with the tools they need to become strong advocates of children with Down syndrome.
» Learn more about the Down Syndrome Center of Western Pa.
Magee Infusion Center
The Magee Infusion Center includes an expert team that treats autoimmune disorders such as:
- Multiple sclerosis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
» Visit the Magee Infusion Center to learn more or make an appointment.
Merck Adult Outpatient Clinic
The Merck clinic offers outpatient care for adults who have:
- Autism spectrum disorder.
- Intellectual disabilities.
- Developmental disabilities and suffer from psychiatric or behavioral disorders.
» See more services for adults with autism and intellectual disabilities.
Merck Child and Adolescent Outpatient Clinic
This Merck clinic for children specializes in assessing and treating young people who have autism spectrum disorder.
The clinic also works with children who have developmental disabilities with mental or behavioral problems.
» Find more programs and services for children with autism.
Sleep Medicine Centers
Many disabilities — such as multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, and schizophrenia — can cause sleep disorders.
UPMC's sleep medicine centers diagnose and treat sleep problems of all kinds.
» Learn more or make an appointment at UPMC's Sleep Medicine Center.
Speech-Language, Voice, and Swallowing Services
UPMC’s team of certified speech-language pathologists test and treat people who have:
- Speech and language disorders.
- Cognitive issues.
- Voice problems.
- Swallowing disorders.
» Learn more about speech-language, voice, and swallowing services at UPMC.
The Stroke Institute
UPMC’s Stroke Institute has several locations and provides:
- Quality stroke care.
- Clinical research.
- Outreach to stroke patients and their loved ones.
» Visit the UPMC Stroke Institute to make an appointment or learn more.
UPMC Adult Spina Bifida Clinic
The Adult Spina Bifida Clinic at UPMC specializes in treating the unique medical needs of adults with this condition. It's one of the largest clinics in the U.S. only for adults with spina bifida.
Call 412-232-8903 to make an appointment.
UPMC Eye Center — Low Vision Service
The UPMC Eye Center diagnoses and treats people with restricted vision, such as:
- Varying degrees of vision loss.
- Distorted or blurred vision.
- Night blindness.
- Loss of contrast.
- Sensitivity to light.
After an assessment, eye care experts may prescribe visual aids to help a person maintain or regain as much sight as possible.
Phone: 412-647-2200 or 1-800-446-3797 (toll-free).
» Find more low vision services at the UPMC Eye Center.
UPMC Rehabilitation Institute
The UPMC Rehab Institute offers expert inpatient and transitional care for a range of conditions, including:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain injuries
» Visit the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute for details.
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC is a national leader in treating mental health and addictive disorders in people of all ages.
The clinic has specific programs and services that address the needs of those with disabilities, such as:
- Bi-polar disorder
Phone: 412-624-1000 or 1-877-624-4100 (toll free).
resolve Crisis Services: 1-888-796-8226.
» Visit Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC to learn more.