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The preadmission testing area evaluates, assesses, and educates patients for a safe and successful experience at UPMC Mercy.
During the preadmission process, a team of nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, anesthesiologists, and other health care providers work together to gather information about your medical and surgical history before your surgery.
Preadmission Testing Center Location, Hours, and Services
Room 1106, directly off the bridge level of the parking garage
Monday through Friday: 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Monday through Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
To schedule a physical, call 412-232-7540.
Please bring the following to your preadmission visit:
During your visit, a nurse practitioner or physician assistant will:
These tests may vary, based on your health and type of surgery, but may include:
A nurse practitioner, physician assistant, or an anesthesiologist will review your medical records and discuss any recommendations for further testing, if needed.
This appointment may take up to two hours. We will validate your parking during your visit.
A nurse will complete a telephone assessment 24 to 72 hours before surgery.
He or she will provide you with:
Please have your list of medications and your medical history ready to discuss with the nurse. Allow 20 minutes for the phone assessment.
The night before your surgery, do not drink any alcoholic beverages.
If you have not already done so, you may want to consider drafting an advance directive before your surgery or admission to the hospital.
An advance directive is a written document that expresses your wishes for medical care if you become incompetent or incapacitated.
Learn more about advance directives in UPMC's general patient resources section.
Please review the following guidelines for your day of surgery at UPMC Mercy: