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UPMC Bedford Community Awareness Programs

UPMC Bedford offers a wide range of educational and support programs for the public. For more information, contact our Health Care Information Hotline at 814-623-3513.

Our programs include:

  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Babysitting classes
  • Bereavement
  • CPR training
  • Diabetes self-management
  • Diet
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Glaucoma screening
  • Hearing loss
  • Laboratory screening
  • Lupus
  • Lyme disease
  • Prostate cancer
  • Sleep disorders
  • Smoking cessation

Laboratory Screening Programs

Multiphasic laboratory screening programs are held several times each year throughout the community, screenings are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Appointments can be made by calling 814-623-3506 option 6. If no answer please leave a message and you will receive a return phone call. Appointments are limited and no walk-ins will be accepted. Patients who are ill with a fever or cough will not be able to participate. Patients will be asked to wear their own masks and will be let into the building at their appointment time.

Cost is $25 for blood screening and $3 for urinalysis. The screening is a series of 28 tests, and includes cholesterol and triglycerides. Other tests available include TSH to check thyroid function for an additional $5, A1C to test for diabetic compliance for $5, urine microalbumin testing for diabetic kidney function for $5, and PSA for prostate cancer for $10.

Patients must fast for 12 hours and consume no alcohol for 24 hours prior to screening. For an additional $3, test results can be sent to the patient. Cash or check only. Testing fees cannot be submitted for insurance reimbursement. For more information, contact the laboratory at 814-623-3506 or by e-mail

Diabetes Self-Management Program

This series of educational programs is aimed at providing instruction and information that will enable individuals with diabetes to manage their condition independently and confidently. Participants will be required to attend pre- and post-class assessments.

The target audience for the Diabetes Self-Management Program are those newly-diagnosed and those with uncontrolled diabetes. Program topics will cover such issues as:

  • Meal planning
  • Monitoring diabetes
  • Medications
  • Exercise

Pre-registration for the program is required.