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Making an Appointment

Before you call to make an appointment, find out if your health insurance plan requires a referral or pre-authorization. If so, your doctor will first need to obtain one from your insurance provider.

You can make an appointment with us by:

  • Calling toll-free, 1-800-533-UPMC (8762) for a referral to a location that is convenient to you

One of our friendly staff will schedule an appointment at a time most convenient for you. Many of our locations offer early morning, evening, and weekend hours. And some can offer same-day appointments in most cases.

Advance Instructions
Some imaging procedures require advance preparation, such as fasting the morning of the procedure or stopping medications that you may be taking. Our staff will notify you of any special instructions when you call to make your appointment. For certain procedures, our staff also will follow up 24 to 48 hours before your procedure to review instructions and answer any questions you may have.

For some tests, a medication is given to make you drowsy. If you will have this type of sedation for your test, you will need to arrange to have someone drive you home. Our staff will let you know if your test will require sedation when you schedule the appointment.

Read more about advance preparation for imaging procedures.

Many of our locations offer early morning, evening, and weekend hours. And some can offer same-day appointments in most cases.

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