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UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute: Caring for You During COVID-19

The UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute is committed to making sure you have a healthy heart and healthy life. From diagnosis to treatment, we aim to provide complete, world-class care.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the health of our patients remains our top priority. We're continuing to provide the expert care you expect from us while also keeping you safe from the coronavirus.

A healthy heart is crucial for everyday activities and overall health. Some treatments can't wait.

If you need us, we are here for you.

Your Safety Is Our Top Priority at the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute

The UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute treats a wide range of conditions. If you have a heart or vascular disease, you may need to visit us for an appointment. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.

If you need to come in for an appointment, we are taking every step to keep you safe.

We are following all recommendations from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

  • We screen patients and staff for COVID-19 exposure and symptoms.
  • We have expanded our testing capacities for the coronavirus. Find out more about our testing procedures.
  • We require all adults and children over 2 years old to wear facemasks at all times inside all UPMC facilities.
  • We use hospital-grade disinfectants to extensively clean all of our facilities. We are especially focused on sanitizing high-touch areas like countertops and doorknobs.
  • Our health care workers can provide expert care for any of your medical needs. We have enough supplies of masks, gowns, gloves, and other personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep them — and you — safe.
  • To protect our patients and staff, and to limit the potential for the spread of infectious disease, we currently are restricting visitors and volunteers at UPMC facilities. See our updated policy.

To find out more about what we're doing to provide care and keep you safe from COVID-19, visit

What to Expect During Your In-Person Heart or Vascular Visit

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 the clinic staff about what to expect on your visit, including:

  • When to arrive at the Heart and Vascular Institute.
  • What to do when you arrive.
  • What you should bring.

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.

More than ever, we're working to protect you. You can count on us.

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