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DiSepio Institute for Rural Health & Wellness


  • Leading Facility of Its Type

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    Email: hwi@francis.edu
    Phone: 814-472-3923
    Fax: 814-471-1311

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    Situated in the rural mountains of Pennsylvania, the DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness at Saint Francis University is a leading facility of its type in the United States. We merge state-of-the-art equipment with hands-on teaching in our academically rigorous programs. Our equipment and programs are cutting edge; we carefully combine them with a deep sense of compassion and our desire to help heal the local community.

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  • Highlights

    • Offers health promotion and rehabilitation services to the members of the Saint Francis University community as well as to the members of our surrounding communities.
    • Provides clinical education and continuing education to promote recruitment and retention of healthcare providers for rural west-central Pennsylvania.
    • Facilitates research and clinical training in the prevention and management of chronic disease with emphasis on modification of lifestyle.
    • Enhances access to care for the medically under-served in rural west-central Pennsylvania.

    Health and Wellness Programs

    Saint Francis University is committed to being a University where employee health and wellness is a top priority.  For this program year, the University is changing the incentive program, adding ways to manage and earn points to earn monetary incentives for participating in programs, and making it easier for you to make choices to better your own personal health and wellness.  The WebMD Rewards Program offers you ways to improve your own health and wellness no matter what your goals are!

    WebMD Rewards Program Brochure

    Wellness Profile Instructions - Getting Started

    Points Accumulation Form

    Preventive Examination Form


    Wellness Inside and Out

    We believe in a holistic approach to wellness, the importance of person’s interior and exterior health. The DiSepio Institute is home to many centers, all designed to bring some aspect of wellness to you. Whether you need rehabilitation or general maintenance, as achieved through our fitness programs, we are dedicated to healing the region.

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