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UPMC Patient and Visitor Disability Resources

Various resources are available through UPMC to improve health care accessibility at our facilities. These resources include:


Center for Assistive Technology ​

As a joint program of UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh, the Center for Assistive Technology (CAT) provides innovative solutions for individuals with disabilities who need assistive technology for mobility, hearing, speech, and other everyday needs.

Phone: 412-647-1310
TTY: 412-647-1322
For more information regarding assistive technology, visit the Center for Assistive Technology website.​

Center for Inclusion​

Launched in October 2008, the UPMC Center for Inclusion serves as a resource center for UPMC employees, business and community partners, and residents in the communities where we live and work.  

Built on a foundation of dignity and respect in the workplace and cultural competency in patient and family care, the mission of the UPMC Center for Inclusion is to ensure that inclusion is at the core of what we do every day.

To learn more, visit the Center for Inclusion website.​

Center for Women with Disabilities at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC​

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 country, the center was designed in consultation with women with disabilities to meet their needs for accessible, regular exams and screenings.

Phone: 412-641-1000
For more information, visit the Center for Women with Disabilities website.​

Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Services and the University of Pittsburgh​

The Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Services and the University of Pittsburgh provides access to a multidisciplinary network of comprehensive clinical care, one of the nation’s largest and most diverse portfolios of aging-related research, and one of the most extensive geriatric and gerontologic education programs in the country.

The Aging Institute also acts as a referral resource, connecting users with information on aging-related topics, educational programs, research studies, and services.

Phone: 866-430-8742 (toll-free)
For more information, visit the Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Services website.​

Down Syndrome Center of Western PA​

The Down Syndrome Center provides families with the tools they need to become educated and strong advocates of children and adolescents with Down syndrome.

Phone: 412-692-7038
For more information, visit the Down Syndrome Center of Western PA website.​

UPMC Eye Center – Low Vision Service​

The UPMC Eye Center diagnoses and treats patients with restricted vision abilities, including varying degrees of vision loss, distorted or blurred vision, night blindness, loss of contrast, sensitivity to light, and others.

Following the assessment of a patient's functional visual ability, the ophthalmologists and other eye care professionals may prescribe visual aids, such as magnifying glasses, filters, and other adaptive equipment, to help a patient maintain or regain as much sight as possible.   

Phone: 412-647-2200 or (toll-free) 1-800-446-3797.
For more information, visit the UPMC Eye Center website.

UPMC Adult Spina Bifida Clinic

The Adult Spina Bifida Clinic at UPMC, one of the largest in the U.S. exclusively for adults, specializes in treating the unique medical needs of individuals with this condition.

To schedule an appointment, please call the number below.
Phone: 412-232-8903

Center for Audiology and Hearing Aids​

The UPMC Center for Audiology and Hearing Aids performs routine and specialized hearing evaluations and provides treatment for permanent hearing loss, including hearing aids, cochlear implants, and other assistive listening devices.

Phone: 412-647-2030
For more information on hearing evaluations and treatments,​ visit the Center for Audiology and Hearing Aids website.

Speech-Language Pathology​

UPMC’s team of speech-language pathologists are certified by the American Speech Hearing and Language Association (ASHA) to evaluate and treat individuals who have speech, cognitive, language, voice, and swallowing disorders.

Phone: 412-647-6439
For more information, visit the UPMC Speech-Language Pathology website.

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC​

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC is a national leader in the treatment of mental health and addictive disorders. Western Psychiatric provides a comprehensive range of behavioral health services for individuals, including children, adolescents, adults, and seniors, who are at every stage in their recovery. Western Psychiatric has specific programs and services addressing the needs of those with various disabilities, such as autism, bi-polar disorder, and dementia, among others.

Phone: 412-624-1000 or toll-free 1-877-624-4100.
re:solve Crisis Network: 1-888-796-8226
For more information regarding conditions and available treatment options, visit the Western Psychiatric website.​

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