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University Health Services

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.

  • Announcements (last updated 2/1/2021)

    Employees: On-Campus Appointments with Established Healthcare Professionals 

    • Meet and Greet with Dr. Andy Joseph Mulhollen, DO, who is accepting new primary care patients. February 3 from 10:45 to 11:45  in the DiSepio Atrium.
    • Nurse Practitioner, Bethany Bricen Prince, currently accepting appointments two days per week (Mondays and Thursdays)

    Appointments: All visits must be scheduled in advance (814-472-3008) at this time due to COVID-19 restrictions View COVID-19 updates.  (Extended on call hours are in place for COVID concerns)

  • UPMC MyHealth@School

    Office Hours

    Appointment-only due to COVID Concerns
    Monday-Thursday 7:30am-4:00pm 
    Friday 7:30am-2:00pm

    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.

    Contact 

    Phone: 814-472-3008
    Email: studenthealth@francis.edu
    Fax: 814-472-3905

    Emergency: call 911

    Location

    DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness (ground floor)  

  • Core Services

    available to students and employees
    •  FNP and PCP appointments (on-site)
    • Women's Health Services (on-site)
    • Telemedicine
    • Point of Care Testing (strep, UTI, blood sugar, etc.)
    • Symptomatic COVID-19 testing by appointment only
    • Vaccinations
    • Routine Allergy Shots
    • Maintenance Prescription Scripts
      (can be delivered right to campus through Mainline Pharmacy. Also prescriptions for sick visits can be delivered to campus from Mainline)
    • Wellness Programs
    • CPR certification
  • Our Staff and Services

    Student Health Staff

    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.  

  • Meet The Staff

    Clinical Services Coordinator 

    Mandy Lasinsky, MHSc, BSN, RN
    Mandy 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.

    Medical Assistant:

    Sandra Rea, CMA
    Sandra 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.

    Client Accounts Manager 

    Dorothy McNelly
    Dorothy 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.

    Licensed Practical Nurse

    Thomas Bennett, LPN
    Thomas 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.

    Nurse Practitioner

    Bethany Bricen-Prince, CRNP
    Bethany 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!

    Primary Care Physician

    Dr. Andy Mulhollen, DO
    Dr. 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.

    For Students

    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. 

    After Hours Care

    Information on facilities that offer after hours care are listed below. 



    For Employees

    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.



    After-Hours Care

    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. 

    Transportation 

    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.

    Area Providers

    NOTE: Your insurance may not be accepted at these locations.  If scheduling an appointment, please ask in advance what charges may be incurred.

     

    Med Well (Urgent Care)

    Ebensburg Location: 6 Jamesway Road, Ebensburg, PA 15931
    Phone: 814-472-7336

    Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 7:00pm, Weekends 9:00am - 5:00p

    Med Express (Urgent Care)

    Johnstown Location: 1221 Scalp Avenue, Johnstown, PA 15904
    Phone: 814-366-1138

    Hours: Daily 9:00am - 9:00pm


    Altoona Location: 300 E Plank Road, Altoona, PA 16602
    Phone: 814-946-3801
    Hours: Daily 9:00am - 9:00pm

     

    Miners Medical Center: Emergency Department

    290 Haida Avenue, Hastings, PA 16646

     

    UPMC Altoona: Emergency Department

    620 Howard Avenue, Altoona, PA 16601



     

    Additional Services

    ACRP (Alternative Community Resource Program)

    118 W High Street, Ebensburg, PA 15931
    814-472-9330
    Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm, Closed Weekends


    The Counseling Center at Saint Francis University

    The Counseling Center

     

    Mental Health Crisis Intervention

    877-268-9463


    Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    800-273-TALK (8255)

     

    Women's Help Center

    800-999-7406

     

    Victim Services

    Phone: 800-755-1983

    Records Access

    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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