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Disability Departments for UPMC Patients and Visitors

To improve access to health care for people with disabilities, UPMC provides many resources at our hospitals.

Learn more about our centers, departments, and other support for our patients and visitors with disabilities.

Adult Center for Exceptional Learning (ACEL)

ACEL provides in-home and one-on-one center-based help for adults with cognitive and physical disabilities.

The center's broad range of services aims to improve quality of life and allow people to remain in their homes and communities.

» Learn more about ACEL’s services for adults with disabilities.

Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Services and the University of Pittsburgh

The Aging Institute gives seniors and their caregivers access to:

  • A multidisciplinary network of complete care
  • Resources on dementia and other disabilities
  • Information on aging topics
  • One of the largest and most diverse aging-related research programs in the U.S

Phone: 866-430-8742 (toll-free).

» Find out more at the Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Services website.

Center for Assistive Technology (CAT)

As a joint program of UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh, the CAT provides advanced technology to assist people with:

  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Speech
  • Other daily needs

Phone: 412-647-1310.
TTY: 412-647-1322.

» Visit the Center for Assistive Technology for details on our services.

Center for Audiology and Hearing Aids

The UPMC Center for Audiology and Hearing Aids performs routine and specialized hearing tests.

The center also provides treatment for permanent hearing loss, such as:

  • Hearing aids
  • Cochlear implants
  • Other assistive listening devices

Phone: 412-647-2030.

» Learn about hearing tests and treatments at the Audiology Center.

Centers for Diabetes Education and Support

This network of UPMC centers provides education and support to those living with diabetes at locations throughout western Pennsylvania.

» Learn more or find a Diabetes Education and Support Center near you.

Center for Engagement and Inclusion

The center serves as a resource for:

  • UPMC staff
  • Business and community partners of UPMC
  • People in the communities where we live and work

Built on a foundation of dignity and respect in the workplace and cultural competence in patient and family care, the center's mission is to ensure that inclusion is at the core of what we do every day.

» Visit the UPMC Center for Engagement and Inclusion to learn more.

Centers for Rehab Services (CRS)

CRS provides thorough outpatient rehab in over 60 communities throughout western Pa.

Just some of the rehab services CRS offers include:

  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapy
  • Hand therapy
  • Neurorehabilitation

» Find more outpatient rehab services at CRS.

Center for Women with Disabilities

The Center for Women with Disabilities at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital has been delivering state-of-the-art preventive health care to women with disabilities since 2001.

One of the first such services in the U.S., Magee — with input from women with disabilities — designed the center to meet their needs for regular exams and screenings.

Phone: 412-641-1000.

» Visit the Center for Women with Disabilities at Magee for details.

Down Syndrome Center of Western PA

The center provides people with the tools they need to become strong advocates of children with Down syndrome.

Phone: 412-692-7038.

» Learn more about the Down Syndrome Center of Western Pa.

Magee Infusion Center

The Magee Infusion Center includes an expert team that treats autoimmune disorders such as:

  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Lupus

» Visit the Magee Infusion Center to learn more or make an appointment.

Merck Adult Outpatient Clinic

The Merck clinic offers outpatient care for adults who have:

  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Developmental disabilities and suffer from psychiatric or behavioral disorders

» See more services for adults with autism and intellectual disabilities.

Merck Child and Adolescent Outpatient Clinic

This Merck clinic for children specializes in assessing and treating young people who have autism spectrum disorder.

The clinic also works with children who have developmental disabilities with mental or behavioral problems.

» Find more programs and services for children with autism.


To learn more about PACT's HIV/AIDS services — or to make an appointment call 412-647-7228 or 1-877-788-7228.

» Visit PACT for details

Sleep Medicine Centers

Many disabilities — such as multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, and schizophrenia — can cause sleep disorders.

UPMC's sleep medicine centers diagnose and treat sleep problems of all kinds.

» Learn more or make an appointment at UPMC's Sleep Medicine Center.

Speech-Language, Voice, and Swallowing Services

UPMC’s team of certified speech-language pathologists test and treat people who have:

  • Speech and language disorders
  • Cognitive issues
  • Voice problems
  • Swallowing disorders

Phone: 412-647-6439.

» Learn more about speech-language, voice, and swallowing services at UPMC.

The Stroke Institute

UPMC’s Stroke Institute has several locations and provides:

  • Quality stroke care
  • Clinical research
  • Outreach to stroke patients and their loved ones

» Visit the UPMC Stroke Institute to make an appointment or learn more.

UPMC Adult Sickle Cell Disease Program

Call 412-692-4724 to schedule an appointment for sickle cell care.

Call 412-692-4724 to reach the on-call nurse, available 24 hours a day to answer medical questions.

» Visit the UPMC Adult Sickle Cell Disease Program for details.

UPMC Adult Spina Bifida Clinic

The Adult Spina Bifida Clinic at UPMC specializes in treating the unique medical needs of adults with this condition. It's one of the largest clinics in the U.S. only for adults with spina bifida.

Call 412-232-8903 to make an appointment.

UPMC Eye Center — Low Vision Service

The UPMC Eye Center diagnoses and treats people with restricted vision, such as:

  • Varying degrees of vision loss.
  • Distorted or blurred vision.
  • Night blindness.
  • Loss of contrast.
  • Sensitivity to light.

After an assessment, eye care experts may prescribe visual aids to help a person maintain or regain as much sight as possible.

Phone: 412-647-2200 or 1-800-446-3797 (toll-free).

» Find more low vision services at the UPMC Eye Center.

UPMC Rehabilitation Institute

The UPMC Rehab Institute offers expert inpatient and transitional care for a range of conditions, including:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Stroke
  • Brain injuries

» Visit the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute for details.

UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital

UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital is a national leader in treating mental health and addictive disorders in people of all ages.

The clinic has specific programs and services that address the needs of those with disabilities, such as:

  • Autism
  • Bi-polar disorder
  • Dementia

Phone: 412-624-1000 or 1-877-624-4100 (toll free).
resolve Crisis Services: 1-888-796-8226.

» Visit UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital to learn more.