Visiting Patients at UPMC Shadyside
UPMC Shadyside is a 490-bed tertiary care hospital that offers a broad range of specialties. It also is home to UPMC Cancer Center's Hillman Cancer Center.
Family House, established in 1983, is a non-profit licensed organization that provides a special ‘home away from home’ for patients and their families who must travel to Pittsburgh for treatment of serious or life-threatening illnesses. By providing a supportive, home-like environment, Family House strives to make a difference in the quality of the families’ lives while they are in Pittsburgh. Located in the Oakland and Shadyside sections of Pittsburgh, Family House operates four free-standing houses (Family House Shadyside, Family House McKee, Family House Neville and Family House University Place) with a total of 160 guest rooms. For housing information, please call 412-647-7777 or visit the Family House website.
Visiting hours are not restricted at UPMC Shadyside. Please talk with your loved one's nurse to coordinate times appropriate for the patient, care team, and family.
The Gift Shop is located on the first floor of Posner Tower. It is open weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; weekends, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and some holidays. The phone number is 412-623-2058.
Send an E-Card
UPMC Shadyside offers friends and family members the opportunity to send their loved one an e-card while he or she is a patient. Choose from a selection of get well, happy birthday, new baby, and holiday greetings. To take advantage of this free service, visit the UPMC E-Card website.