Health & Human Services

Health & Human Services2017-05-19T11:43:10+00:00

Bedford County residents are fortunate to have the broad array of health care services provided by UPMC Bedford Memorial, Hyndman Area Health Center and the many excellent retirement and primary-care facilities.

UPMC Bedford Memorial is the area’s primary acute care general hospital. As part of UPMC, area residents have access to a wide range of traveling specialists in addition to the fine local medical staff. UPMC Bedford Memorial offers units for medical, surgical, obstetrical, intensive care, coronary care, and telemetry services, and has a variety of diagnostic capabilities, including CT scan, MRI and ultrasound.

Emergency services include an emergency room with 24 hour in-house emergency medicine physicians, a licensed heliport for emergency transportation, and trauma center affiliation. Other onsite services include a cardiac-pulmonary rehabilitation program, an outpatient procedure unit, and an ambulatory surgical unit.

Consistently recognized as an excellent facility, UPMC Bedford Memorial has been awarded the prestigious 100 Top Hospitals National Benchmarks for Success Award several times. UPMC Bedford Memorial has undergone major renovations. Construction first started in 2008 and is now complete in many areas.

From the front entrance and waiting room to the nursing units and Emergency Department, new cabinetry, floors, lights, and painting have created a very comfortable and welcoming appearance. The Emergency Department, shown above, highlights the many changes. Another component of the $5 million investment was switching the facility’s boilers from coal to oil, which will benefit the environment and the bottom line. Efforts are ongoing to renovate all of the patient rooms at the hospital. Six rooms have been completed to date, with five more currently under construction.

Serving the medical and dental needs of southern Bedford County and beyond, Hyndman Area Health Center now has a second location in Bedford. The Health Center is Bedford County’s only federally qualified health center. That status helps to provide the Health Center with a grant to help provide care to people without insurance. For Medicare patients receiving treatment, it means their deductible will be waived. The fee-discount program, which is needs-accessed, allows access to medical services and prescription drugs for many who might otherwise not afford them.

Altoona Regional Health System – Altoona Hospital Campus
Jerry Murray, Administrator
620 Howard Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602
(814) 889-2271
Email: info@altoonaregional.org
Web: http://www.altoonaregional.org

Altoona Regional Health System – Bon Secours Campus
Jerry Murray, Administrator
2500 7th Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602
(814) 944-1681
Fax: (814) 949-5880
Web: http://www.bonsecoursholyfamily.org

Chestnut Ridge Family Medical Center
2004 Quaker Valley Road, Suite 1, Fishertown, PA 15539
(814) 839-4152

Conemaugh Memorial Health Center
Scott Becker, CEO/CMO
1086 Franklin Street, Johnstown, PA 15905
(814) 534-9000
Fax: (814) 539-0264
Web: http://www.conemaugh.org

Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Altoona
2005 Valley View Boulevard, Altoona, PA 16602
(800) 873-4220
Fax: (814) 944-6160

Hyndman Area Health Center, Inc.
Stewart Hickey, Executive Director
Hyndman Location
PO Box 706, 144 Fifth Avenue, Hyndman, PA 15545
(814) 842-3208
Fax: (814) 842-9169
Bedford Location
112 North Richard Street, Bedford, PA 15522
(814) 623-8222
Fax: (814) 623-2233
Email: shickey@hyndmanhealth.org
Web: http://www.hyndmanhealth.org

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital
Joseph Peluso, President/CEO
1225 Warm Springs Avenue, Huntingdon, PA 16652
(814) 643-2290
Fax: (814) 643-8813

Memorial Hospital of Cumberland
600 Memorial Avenue, Cumberland, MD 21502
(301) 723-4000
Fax: (301) 723-4369
Web: http://www.wmhs.com

Memorial Medical Center – Lee Campus
Steven Tucker, President
320 Main Street, Johnstown, PA 15903
(814) 533-0123

Nason Hospital
Garrett Hoover, Administrator
105 Nason Drive, Roaring Spring, PA 16673
(814) 224-2141
Fax: (814) 224-6182

Sacred Heart Hospital
900 Seton Drive, Cumberland, MD 21502
(301) 723-4200
Fax: (301) 723-6413

UPMC Bedford Memorial Hospital
Roger Winn, President/CEO
10455 Lincoln Highway, Everett, PA 15537
(814) 623-6161
Fax: (814) 623-7202

Veteran’s Hospital
Tony Bennett, Director
2907 Pleasant Valley Boulevard, Altoona, PA 16602
(814) 943-8164
Fax: (814) 940-7898

Windber Medical Hospital
Barbara Cliff, Administrator
600 Somerset Avenue, Windber, PA 15963
(814) 467-6611
Fax: (814) 467-3451

Abortion Information – Allegheny Reproductive Health Center
(800) 221-3988

Bedford County Board of Assistance
(800) 542-8584

Birthright Pregnancy Support
(800) 550-4900

Cancer Information
(800) 422-6237

Central PA Poison Center
(800) 521-6110

Child Abuse
(800) 932-0313

Commonwealth Information Center
(800) 932-0784

Consumer Credit Counseling Service
(814) 696-3546

Crisis Pregnancy – Counseling
(800) 238-4269

Domestic Relations
(814) 623-4813

Exact Medicare
(800) 382-1274

Family Counseling & Training Associates
(814) 623-2244

Hunger Services Network
(866) 810-6493

Leave a Legacy
(866) 532-8325

Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
(800) 542-8584

PA Telecommunications Relay Services TDD Users
(800) 654-5984

Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania
(888) 727-2706

Parents Anonymous
(800) 421-0353

Penn Counseling Associates
(814) 623-5184

Pennsylvania Electric Emergency/Service
(800) 822-2101
TTY Number: (800) 522-2376

Public Utilities Commission Utility Termination
(800) 692-7380

Public Utilities Commission Consumer Complaints
(800) 782-1110

Run Away Kids
(800) 621-4000

State Health Line
(800) 692-7254

The Emergency Food Assistance Program
(800) 468-7433

Trans Care Ambulance
(800) 822-5479

Patients VD Hotline
(800) 462-2966

Western Union @ Union 76
(814) 735-4076

White Deer Run Drug & Alcohol
(800) 255-2335

County residents have many excellent options if their health requirements make living on their own no longer practical. Pennknoll Village, located near the hospital, is a rehabilitation and skilled nursing care facility with 133 beds. Accepting both short- and long-term care patients, Pennknoll Village offers a wide range of rehabilitation and therapeutic services including physical, occupational and speech therapy, IV therapy, and hospice services to make the patient’s stay as comfortable and beneficial as possible.

Next door to Pennknoll Village, Homewood at Spring House Estates is expanding. Construction of 142 new homes and apartments has started and will continue for the next several years.