COVID-19 testing is available – with or without a referral or written order from a medical provider.UPMC Urgent Care can support your COVID-19 travel screening testing needs.
UPMC Urgent Care will honor a prescription for PCR (polymerase chain reaction) testing from a UPMC provider for patients with or without COVID-19 symptoms or for patients who are pre-procedure. “Asymptomatic” are patients without COVID-19 symptoms. “Symptomatic” patients are patient with COVID-19 symptoms.
Antigen testing, sometimes referred to as a “rapid test,” is limited to patients who are between age two (2) and 40. Patients outside of that age range can be tested via PCR. Medical referrals for a rapid antigen test are not accepted. For a rapid antigen test, a patient must be seen at the Urgent Care office by an Urgent Care provider.
Patients who do not have a medical referral may request an evaluation. Based on the outcome of that evaluation, UPMC Urgent Care providers may order a COVID-19 test. Medical evaluations are provided for ‘walk-in’ patients only during regular business hours.
UPMC Urgent Care has convenient locations throughout western Pennsylvania.
UPMC Urgent Care facilities in western Pa., and western Md., are open 7 days a week, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. UPMC Urgent Care in Erie are open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
On certain holidays, we operate limited hours. Call your local UPMC Urgent Care center to confirm holiday hours of operation.
No appointments are necessary. Walk right in during normal business hours.
Our goal is to get you in and out as quickly as possible while delivering the world-class health care that UPMC is known for.
With no appointment necessary, UPMC Urgent Care centers can be a great option when you're seeking convenient medical services or treatments.
We offer express care for minor illnesses and injuries, such as:
There are times when it is not appropriate to visit UPMC Urgent Care and you should instead seek emergency medical attention. These include chest pain, stroke, heart attack, abdominal pain, shortness of breath, and other serious health conditions.
If you think you are experiencing a life-threatening condition, call 911 or seek immediate medical attention at the nearest emergency department.
See our table outlining when to visit UPMC Urgent Care, your doctor, or the emergency department.
Yes. UPMC Urgent Care welcomes patients of all ages.
One of the benefits of visiting UPMC Urgent Care is that we keep your doctor informed of your visit so they can follow up with you as needed. No matter who you choose as your primary care provider or what insurance you have, we provide the same level of care, which includes engaging your physician. This team-based approach helps you and your doctor make the best medical decisions for you.
When you visit UPMC Urgent Care, please be sure to bring:
We offer convenient payment options including cash, check, or credit card. Insurance co-payments are due at time of service.
UPMC Urgent Care accepts most major insurance. To find out if UPMC Urgent Care accepts your insurance plan, call the urgent care location prior to your visit for treatment.
Self-pay options, if you do not have insurance coverage: