Acute Care Hospitals
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Medicare Performace Measures


Below the national average


Same as the national average


Above the national average

Patient Experience

Below the national average


Same as the national average


Same as the national average

Efficient Use of Medial Imaging

Same as the national average



UPMC Altoona - nonprofit community health care system - hospital with exceptional people and exceptional care.

Upmc Altoona is one of the acute care hospitals/facilities located in Blair County, PA.

Upmc Altoona does have an emergency room. They use electronic medical records.

Upmc Altoona is a voluntary non-profit - private hospital.

Hospital Hours

Monday Open 24 hours
Tuesday Open 24 hours
Wednesday Open 24 hours
Thursday Open 24 hours
Friday Open 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours

Location and Directions


My father-in-law was taken here after showing symptoms of a stroke. Going in for the first time was interesting. Some parts look new and modern, while other parts looked to be from the 40's or 50's. The staff were nice enough, but I was happy to get my father-in-law and myself out of there. (4 months ago)

This Hospital is awful. The nurses sit at the desk and let their patients in pain. The room smelled like urine. Then it took hours to get back the lab results. What really upsets me the patients in so much pain and the Patient Access is there worried about insurance and billing. Really that can be taken care of when the patient is stable. Also Pa’s shouldn’t be in Ers they should be treating sutures and broken limbs not medical emergency’s. My husband is in pain and the pa asked if he was choking really???? I would bring my guinea pigs here. (2 months ago)

Went to the er coz of fever, sore throat and body pain. The wait time was 3 hours. 27 people ahead of me. The UPMC. Altoona hospital, I don’t know why they can’t take people faster. It was a Saturday. I pay for my insurance and was told I will be billed $350 if they take me in. Lol wish I made less money, then it would be free. Called the members services, they are closed in weekend. Looked up walk in clinics, they only open 8 am 1 pm. I guess people don’t get sick on weekends for them. Was able to find a facility in Bedford which was open 8 am - 5 pm according to the website. It’s an hour drive, but I took it anyway. Those wondering I did call them, but went to voicemail. When I arrived there it has a 8.5 by 11 paper saying because of summer the hours has changed to 8 am - 2 pm. No official stamp paper, nothing. I also called Medexpress to see if they took my insurance but they don’t take partners network insurance. I don’t know why anyone has not bring this up yet, UPMC is making lives of people more suffering. As a major provider of health insurance, they should think about the well being of there customer. The customer trust them with there life and well being. Not having customer care in weekends, not opening walk in clinics in weekends, and waiting to see a doctor for multiple hours while suffering in their not so comfortable chairs. Who is responsible for this ? Does the suffering even go to the concerned department ? If so why is there no change ? Is it because they have a monopoly and they don’t really care ? There is a saying “Health is the first wealth “ but not for UPMC Altoona. This is just my personal experience from UPMC health network. (a week ago)

I had to bring my daughter to the ER and there's a sign that says not to touch the tv. Only one tv was on in another seating area. We had my grandson along and he couldn't watch tv to keep him entertained. I had to stay in this hospital more than once after surgeries and was treated badly by the 10th floor nursing staff both times. (a month ago)

Best hospital in our area i was born here along with three of four of my kid's (3 weeks ago)

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