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​Emergency Care at UPMC

UPMC has you covered with world-class emergency and urgent care.

Whether you experience a minor laceration, fracture, severe injury, or chest pain, UPMC Emergency Medicine is a trusted resource for quality and timely care.

Utilizing state-of-the-art technology, our experienced emergency physicians and staff will provide you with the treatment you need.

COVID-19 Tests

If you think you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 and have only mild symptoms – and you do not have difficulty breathing – you can schedule a COVID-19 test at a designated test location. The Emergency Department is NOT the place to get a COVID-19 test UNLESS you are experiencing breathing problems or other severe symptoms.

Going to an Emergency Department with mild or no symptoms may create a long wait time for you to be seen and COVID-19 test results do not come back more quickly – they still will take one, two, or more days.

Get more information or find a testing location near you.

For a medical emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. For immediate help with a psychological crisis, including suicidal thoughts, call 800-273-8255 or text 741741.

Why Choose UPMC for Emergency Care?

At UPMC, all emergency departments:

  • Have a full-time staff of emergency medicine specialists, 24 hours a day.
  • Use advanced laboratory and imaging technology to diagnose and treat your medical emergency.
  • Coordinate with your doctor and other specialists to get you the best possible care.

Our specially trained experts provide emergency treatments and access to a wide continuum of care for patients experiencing life-threatening:

And, we also offer telemedicine services for emergency care and trauma.

For health care professionals

Visit UPMC Emergency Medicine for more information on:

  • Recruitment and staffing
  • Continuing education opportunities
  • UPMC Prehospital Care Program

About Emergency Medicine at UPMC

Treating more than 400,000 emergency patients each year, UPMC plays an essential role in caring for the urgent medical needs of residents throughout Pa., western New York, and western Maryland.

Learn more about our hospital emergency departments.