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Student Health Center

MyHealth@School at Saint Francis primarily provides care and treatment for sudden, short term illness and injuries. The Health Center is staffed by a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, and medical assistant. We have partnered with UPMC to provide telemedicine for acute illness and injury.  

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  • Contact Us 
    Phone: 814-472-3008

    Fax: 814-472-3905

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    If possible, please call ahead for an appointment.  If you have an emergency, call 911.

    The UPMC MyHealth@School at Saint Francis University is located on the ground floor of the DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness.  The Health Center is staffed by a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, and medical assistant.  We have partnered with UPMC to provide telemedicine for acute illness and injury.  The visit with a provider is a free service to students, employees, and their spouses. The Student Health Center works closely with the Counseling Center as well as the Center for Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, and Exercise Physiology departments to promote health and wellness on the campus of SFU.  Most services are provided free of charge to students, however there may be charges for outside services or referrals.

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  • MyHealth@School at Saint Francis primarily provides care and treatment for sudden, short term illness and injuries.  MyHealth@School at Saint Francis is not an urgent care facility.  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.

    Office Hours:
    Monday-Thursday 7:30am-4:00pm
    Friday 7:30am-2:00pm

    Call for availability during the summer.  MyHealth@Work app is free for employees and their spouses until 5 pm.

    Please explore the tabs below for further details on what we have to offer.  We look forward to helping you achieve health and wellness during your collegiate education here at Saint Francis University.

  • Specific Services

    Acute illness and injury

    • Point of care testing with ill visit includes urinalysis testing, culture for strep throat, blood glucose testing, mononucleosis screening, etc.
    • Send out testing will be billed to insurance.  Prescriptions written by the physician are fillable at any off-campus pharmacy and are the responsibility of the patient to pay.  Mainline pharmacy (814-886-5667) in Cresson will deliver to campus free of charge.
    • Some blood work is able to be done on site for a fee, however, all X-rays and other ancillary testing are performed off site and the responsibility of the patient to obtain and pay.
    • Urine drug testing are also available.

    First aid for minor injuries

    • May include referral to on-site Physical Therapy services
    • May include stabilization prior to transfer to an acute-care facility

      TB testing is available for a fee MyHealth@School at Saint Francis

        Immunizations for foreign travel or to update vaccine schedules as needed

        Pre-travel counseling for service projects or semesters abroad

        • May include pre-travel vaccinations or medications
          Meet our Staff

          Clinical Services coordinator: Mandy Lasinsky, MHSc, BSN, RN

          Mandy Lasinsky

          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, Trooper, 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 Rea

          Sandra Rea received her Associate of Science degree in Medical Assistant at Mount Aloysius College.  She is currently Certified by the Board of the America 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_McNellyDorothy McNelly 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, LPN

          Thomas BennettThomas received his Licensed Practical Nurse Degree at the Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center.  Thomas has over 12 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, his cat; Boots, 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.

          Appointment and Excuse Policy
          • Appointments may be made in advance by calling (814)472-3008.  Appointments are filled in a first-come, first-served manner and will be made as timely as possible.
          • Walk-in appointments are available on an as-needed basis in case of emergency during office hours.  If at all possible, an appointment is suggested, otherwise.
          • All efforts will be made to treat patients as much as possible on site.  However, as noted above, there may be times when an external referral is needed.  The MyHealth@School at Saint Francis will try to work with the patient’s insurance to refer to a covered provider.
          • Excuses are not given to students at the time of their visit due to privacy. 
          • Students must give written permission in order for parents to gain information about their illness or injury.
          After Hours Access

          We realize that not all illnesses and injuries happen during regular office hours.  For the times when medical assistance is needed outside of normal business hours or during weekends/holidays, the following options are available:

          Med Well, Ebensburg (Urgent Care)

          • 236 Jamesway Road, Ebensburg, PA 15931
          • Phone: (814) 472-7336
          • Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 7:00pm, Weekends 9:00am - 5:00pm

          Med Express (Urgent Care)

          • 1221 Scalp Avenue, Johnstown, PA 15904
          • Phone: (814) 366-1138
          • Hours: Daily 9:00am - 9:00pm
          • 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

            It should be noted that your insurance may not be accepted at these locations.  If scheduling an appointment, please ask in advance what charges may be incurred.

            Education and Certification

            CPR certification is taught by Mandy Lansinsky and is offered throughout the year during scheduled sessions and by appointment.  Please call the MyHealth@School at Saint Francis for details.

            Record Access

            Students can access their records by going to, current students tab, and student health portal.

            Records Release

            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.

            Additional Resources

            Med Well, Ebensburg (Urgent Care)

            • 236 Jamesway Road, Ebensburg, PA 15931
            • Phone: (814) 472-7336
            • Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 7:00pm, Weekends 9:00am - 5:00pm

            ACRP (Alternative Community Resource Program)

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

            The Counseling Center at Saint Francis University

            Mental Health Crisis Intervention

            • Phone: (877) 268-9463

            Suicide Prevention Lifeline

            • Phone: (800) 273-TALK (8255)

            Women's Help Center

            • Phone: (800) 999-7406

            Victim Services

            • Phone: (800) 755-1983