In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, UPMC is temporarily restricting visitors at all hospitals and facilities. We hope these changes will ensure the safety of our patients and staff. Also, we are temporarily suspending most volunteer hours at our facilities.
Visitor and Volunteer Restrictions
UPMC Bedford allows patients to have visitors during their stay to provide emotional support.
Patients (or their representatives, where appropriate) have the right to receive visitors they choose — either verbally or in writing — including, but not limited to:
If a minor accompanies a visitor, a responsible adult (not including the patient) must escort and supervise the minor during visitation.
You can access the hospital through the:
Visitors arriving after midnight must use the Emergency Department entrance only.
UPMC Bedford Emergency Department staff will:
If visitors wish to remain overnight, they must inform the patient's nursing supervisor.
The nursing supervisor will notify security of all overnight guests.
UPMC Bedford does not restrict, limit, or deny visitor privileges on the basis of:
All visitors that the patient designates will enjoy the same visitation privileges as those of immediate family members.
UPMC Bedford may impose reasonable, clinically necessary restrictions or limitations on visitation based on the following:
Some reasons for restricted visitation include: