Onsite health and wellness services for both students and employees are provided through UPMC MyHealth@School. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is the region's largest medical provider.
Employees: On-Campus Appointments with Established Healthcare Professionals
Appointment-only due to COVID Concerns
Extended On Call Hours for COVID-19
Mon. - Thurs. 4:00-7:00 pm
Friday 2:00-7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 7:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m.
Emergency: call 911
DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness (ground floor)
The Health Center is staffed by a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, medical assistant, and a client accounts manager. We have partnered with UPMC to provide telemedicine for acute illness and injury. We now also offer on-campus appointments with established healthcare professionals including a nurse practitioner and a primary care physician. Most services are provided free of charge however there may be charges for outside services or referrals.
We work closely with other areas such as the Counseling Center, the UPMC Center for Rehabilitation Services, Sports Medicine, and Exercise Physiology departments to promote health and wellness on the campus of SFU.
Mandy Lasinsky, MHSc, BSN, RNMandy received her Associate of Science degree in Nursing at Mount Aloysius College, completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at The University of Pittsburgh, and completed a Master of Health Science degree at Saint Francis University. Coming to Saint Francis University in 2015 with over 20 years of nursing experience, she was previously employed by UPMC Altoona with the majority of her experience in critical care. She resides in Ebensburg with her husband Frank and three sons Nicholas, Cameron, and Aaron. She also has three fur babies: a German Shepherd, Indi, a Siamese cat, Mercury, and a Maine Coon Cat, Coby. Spending time with her family, attending her boy's activities, reading, and shopping, are just some of the things Mandy enjoys when she is not at SFU.
Sandra Rea, CMASandra received her Associate of Science degree in Medical Assistant at Mount Aloysius College. She is currently Certified by the Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants, Inc. She was previously employed by Conemaugh Physicians Group in Carrolltown, PA for 16 years. She resides in St. Boniface with her husband, Mike and dog, Rudy. In her off time she enjoys going to Glendale Lake with her family, watching the Pittsburgh Pirates, and reading.
Dorothy McNellyDorothy is employed by Saint Francis University as the Client Accounts Manager for Disepio Institute. She is also the Healthcare Benefit Advocate for students and parents at the University. She is a native of Philadelphia and resides in Altoona with her husband Dave. They have three sons, Derek, Devin, and Dylan. She enjoys watching her son's activities and is an avid fan of the Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies.
Thomas Bennett, LPNThomas received his Licensed Practical Nurse Degree at the Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center. Thomas has over 13 years nursing experience, including: Drug and Alcohol, Mental Health, Special Needs, and Emergency Medicine. Thomas resides in Altoona with his two beautiful daughters; Alia and Ziva, and his snake; Layla. In his free time, Tom enjoys watching the Steelers and Penguins, riding his motorcycle, working on vehicles, being a Firefighter/EMT, and of course, spending time with his family.
Bethany Bricen-Prince, CRNPBethany received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Regis College, Weston, MA; and a Master of Science in Nursing, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner from Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. She is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology. Prior to joining the Saint Francis team, she worked as a women's health Nurse Practitioner in Dubois. She lives in Weedville with her husband and three children. In her free time, she enjoys taking care of her goats and chickens, reading historical fiction, and working out - getting her steps in is a daily must!
Dr. Andy Mulhollen, DODr. Andy Mulhollen, DO is a Family Medicine Specialist in Altoona, PA and has more than 25 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine medical school in 1996. He is board certified in family medicine through the American Board of Family Medicine.
MyHealth@School at Saint Francis provides care and treatment for sudden, short term illness and injuries. The illnesses common to young adult college students include colds, sinus infections, stomach viruses, urinary tract infections, pink eye, rashes and sprains. Students who have more severe illnesses, injuries that need further evaluation or chronic medical problems may be referred back to their primary care doctor or to a specialist.
The health center staff will schedule both in-person and telemedicine appointments for students. Appointments may be scheduled by calling 814-472-3008.
Information on facilities that offer after hours care are listed below.
Did you know that as an employee of Saint Francis University you can access a suite of health care services at little to no cost right here on campus (even if you do not have insurance through the university)?
Thanks to our partnership with UPMC, employees can conveniently access even more services through Saint Francis University’s Health Center in the DiSepio Institute of Rural Health and Wellness.
Appointments may be scheduled by calling 814-472-3008. For telemedicine the MyHealth@Work app is free for employees and their spouses until 5 pm.
Not all illnesses and injuries happen during regular office hours. For medical assistance outside normal business hours or during weekends/holidays, the options below are available.
University transportation services will facilitate getting students who do not have their own transportation where they need to go. All students are also covered under the Cresson Area Ambulance Association in the event that immediate transportation is needed.
NOTE: Your insurance may not be accepted at these locations. If scheduling an appointment, please ask in advance what charges may be incurred.
Hours: Daily 9:00am - 9:00pm
Altoona Location: 300 E Plank Road, Altoona, PA 16602Phone: 814-946-3801Hours: Daily 9:00am - 9:00pm
290 Haida Avenue, Hastings, PA 16646
620 Howard Avenue, Altoona, PA 16601
118 W High Street, Ebensburg, PA 15931
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm, Closed Weekends
The Counseling Center
Current Students: Students can access their records by going to my.francis.edu, current students tab, and student health portal. Students must give written permission in order for parents to gain information about their illness or injury.
Former Students: Former students requesting copies of their SFU medical records can do so by completing the Medical Records Release Form and submitting it to the Student Health Center: A $5.00 processing fee (via credit card or a check made payable to Saint Francis University) is required prior to records being released.
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