The Student Health Center (SHC) 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 part-time physician, registered nurses and a medical assistant. 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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The Student Health Center primarily provides care and treatment for sudden, short term illness and injuries. The SHC 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-5:00pm5:00pm-6:00pm by Appointment OnlyFriday 7:30am-3:00pm
Call for availability during the summer.
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.
Christine Rohanna is a native of Johnstown, PA. She obtained her BS in Biology from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and her Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA. She completed her internship and residency in Family Medicine at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown, PA. Specific interests in medicine include women and children’s health as well as use of Osteopathic Manipulation for assistance in the relief of common medical conditions. She has presented nationally at the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and continues to support medical education. She and her husband, Phil, reside in Ebensburg, PA with their two dogs. In the time not spent at the hospital, the office, or the university she likes to play the piano, do needlepoint, and spend time with her family.
Karen McCabe received her nursing degree from Conemaugh Hospital School of Nursing. She received her BSN from the University of Pittsburgh and her MHSc degree from Saint Francis University. She has been with the Student Health Center since 2000 and was previously employed by Conemaugh Hospital in the telemetry unit and home health. She also was previously employed by Johnstown Pediatrics and Portage Area School District. She resides in Portage with her husband Larry and is the mother of Brianne, Ashlee and Zachary and the grandmother of Reese and Ellis. Family time is what she enjoys most when not at Saint Francis University.
Mandy received her Associate of Science degree in Nursing at Mount Aloysius College and completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at The University of Pittsburgh. Coming to Saint Francis University in 2015 with over 18 years of nursing experience, she is also 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 two fur babies a German Shepherd, Trooper and a Siamese cat, Mercury. 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 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.
Long has been employed at Saint Francis University since 2009 as Client
Accounts Manager for the DiSepio Institute. She also is the insurance
liaison for students and parents at the University. She resides in Loretto with her husband John
and two children Gabryelle and Colton.
She enjoys watching her children's sporting activities, the Pittsburgh
Steelers and Pirates, and spending time with family.
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:
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.
CPR certification is taught by Mrs. McCabe and is offered throughout the year during scheduled sessions and by appointment. Please call the SHC for details.
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.
For any questions about health and wellness or college health issues, please feel free to contact Dr. Rohanna at CLesosky@francis.edu.
SHAC is a group of students who help bridge the gap between the Health Center Staff and the student population.
The purpose of SHAC is to advise and recommend to the Health Center topics of interest, ways to improve, and how to better serve the student body.
Call the Student Health Center at (814) 472-3008 or email email@example.com.
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