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Short Procedures Admissions

Thank you for choosing UPMC Somerset for your healthcare needs. Our team of highly skilled professionals are dedicated to providing excellence in all of your healthcare needs. Our goal is to provide a comfortable, caring, and safe environment to ensure the best possible outcome during your visit.

Our Department

Short Procedure Admissions (SPA) is located within the Same Day Surgery Department and provides a variety of services to meet your outpatient needs. We work directly with departments such as Radiology and Cardiopulmonary in a coordination of care effort for a number of procedures.

Our Services

  • Blood Transfusions
  • Phlebotomy
  • Treatment of Dehydration
  • IV Medication Infusion
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • MediPort Maintenance
  • PICC Line Placement/Removal
  • Urine Specimen Collection
  • Needle Biopsies
  • Cervical Myelogram
  • Lumbar Myelogram

Scheduling Your Procedure

Your physician’s office will contact the Central Scheduling Department at UPMC Somerset to schedule you for your Short Procedure Admission and give you a date and time for arrival for your procedure. If you need to change the date or time of your procedure, you may contact Central Scheduling at (814) 443-5096.

Diagnostic Testing

Some Short Procedure Admissions require that laboratory or radiological testing be performed prior to the day of the procedure. Your physician will instruct you on whether or not you will require any tests prior to the day of arrival for your procedure. If you are having your procedure performed by the Radiology Department, they will contact you with specific instructions to follow the day before your scheduled procedure.

Arrival to the Hospital

Upon arrival to the hospital for your Short Procedure Admission, we ask that all patients enter the main entrance of the hospital off of Church Street. Valet parking is available at the main entrance. Wheelchairs are also available at the main entrance.

Directions to the Waiting Area

Upon entering the hospital, go straight down the hall; take the silver elevators on the right to the second floor. Go to the Same Day Surgery waiting area which is to the left of the Radiology Waiting area. Check in with the person sitting at the desk, and then one of our patient care technicians will come out to greet you and take you back to your room.

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