As of Monday, May 1, 2023, masks are no longer required at most UPMC facilities, including UPMC Urgent Care, under the current universal masking guidelines. This decision is based on data showing sustained lower levels of COVID-19 activity and availability of vaccines to provide protection against serious complications.
UPMC remains an environment welcoming of those choosing to mask, and masks will continue to be widely available. Note there are some exceptions where masking is still required, such as in areas where patients are susceptible to infection such as transplant and NICUs.
In areas where masking is not required:
UPMC experts continually assess the level of risk due to SARS-CoV-2 and seasonal respiratory viruses as they evolve and will update these guidelines accordingly.
You can schedule an appointment or walk right in – seven days a week. Receive care for illnesses and injuries, such as colds, flu, rashes, and fractures.
The importance of vaccines is unchanged. Vaccines prepare your immune system so that when you are exposed to the virus, your risk of infection and serious complications is reduced. For more information about the vaccine or to check if you or your family members are eligible for an additional dose, visit our COVID-19 webpage.
COVID-19 vaccination remains an important way to protect yourself, your loved ones, and the community against currently circulating variants. COVID-19 vaccines help lower the risk of serious complications, including hospitalization and death. UPMC recommends the 2023-2024 seasonal vaccination for everyone. This recommendation is in line with the most recent federal guidance from the FDA and CDC.
UPMC is offering the Moderna 2023-24 seasonal COVID-19 vaccine. If you prefer Pfizer, talk with your provider. UPMC Urgent Care received COVID-19 vaccines and is offering the vaccine for people, age 12 and older. UPMC Urgent Care will not provide the COVID-19 vaccine for patients under age 12.
For children, parents or guardians should speak with their pediatrician or a UPMC Children’s Community Pediatrics office for options on scheduling. Children under 5 years old should receive all their doses from the same vaccine manufacturer, if feasible.
UPMC Urgent Care offers highly accurate laboratory testing with results that often are available the same day. Testing is available for symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. Just walk-in or schedule an appointment here.
If you do not have a referral or written order for a COVID-19 test, one of our staff can order the test for you. Medical evaluations are provided for ‘walk-in’ patients during regular business hours, first come-first served.