For over a century, we at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital have made caring for women and their families our top priority.
Our commitment to our patients remains the same during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our doctors, nurses, and staff are ready to provide the expert care you expect from us.
If you need us, we are here for you.
At UPMC Magee, we provide complete, compassionate care in many areas of health. We are western Pennsylvania’s leader for obstetric and gynecologic care.
If you need to visit us during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are taking every step to keep you and your family safe. If you are pregnant, we will closely monitor the health of you and your baby to make sure both of you are healthy.
We are following all instructions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Pa. Department of Health.
To find out more about what we're doing to provide care and keep you safe from COVID-19, visit upmc.com/COVID19.
It's safe to make a doctor's appointment and undergo a procedure.
We have updated our facility policies to provide necessary protection to patients and staff, rolling out extensive precautions.
Before your appointment, talk to your doctor about what to expect on your visit, including:
You must wear a facemask to enter our facilities and continue to wear it throughout the building. We also ask that you follow COVID-19 preventive measures, such as regular handwashing and proper social distancing.
If you have a schedule procedure and feel you may be symptomatic, please notify your provider for guidance before arrival. If you develop symptoms while inpatient, please let your nurse or another staff member know.
More than ever, we're working to protect you. You can count on us.
Women opting for an epidural during labor and delivery are not required to be tested for COVID-19, nor are women scheduling c-sections. Moms who are scheduling inductions may be offered testing prior to their procedures, but are not required to have the testing done.
As of the week of June 1, 2020, all UPMC in-hospital and freestanding outpatient settings are permitting two designated support people for adult patients. Support persons are selected by the patient and must be 18 years of age or older. For their safety, no children are permitted at this time.
You do not have to wear a mask while giving birth. However, the support person should be masked when in public areas and when staff are in the patient’s room. Support persons are not expected to sleep in their mask. Support persons can bring and wear their own, or the hospital will provide masks to them.
While we are encouraging decreased in and out activity, your support person is allowed to leave the hospital and re-enter. The person will need to be rescreened upon each re-entry.
For the safety of our patients and staff, our newborn photography services are still suspended at this time. Our leadership is re-evaluating visitation guidelines constantly and we plan to reopen this service as soon as it is safe to do so.
You are allowed one primary and one alternate support person for your entire inpatient stay, and your doula can be your additional support person. Two support people are allowed in the hospital at a time.
Support persons must wear facemasks in the hospital. Facemasks can only be removed while eating.
Each baby may have two support persons for the entire stay, such as a parent or guardian. Support persons in the Level III NICU and Level II Nursery/NICU must wear a facemask inside the unit. Facemasks may only be removed while eating.