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Welcome to Penn State Greater Allegheny's Student Health Services! Our professional staff is here to HELP YOU in the event of illness or other health-related concerns. We are committed to promoting the physical and mental well-being of all Penn State Greater Allegheny students through health education, preventative health strategies and, most of all, quality health care.

Staff

Laurie Ventura, R.N.
Health Service Coordinator

lav14@psu.edu
Phone: 412-675-9490
Fax: 412-675-9489
Monday – Friday
8:00am – 5:00pm

Farial Rawji, M.D.
Wednesday, 9:00 a.m.– 10:15 a..m.
Appointments: Scheduled by the nurse

Jim Phillips
Mental Health/Personal Counselor

Thursday, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Appointments: Scheduled by the nurse

Shirley Kidney-Hache
Drug and Alcohol Counselor

Tuesdays, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Appointments: Scheduled by the nurse

Scheduling Appointments:
The nurse welcomes walk-ins, but call 412-675-9490 if you want to ensure that the nurse is in the office.
In an emergency, call 9-1-1.

If you are unable to keep a scheduled appointment, please call to cancel.

Confidentiality:
Penn State Greater Allegheny Student Health Services assures that all health care providers adhere to ethical principles and
codes of professional practice including patient confidentiality, privacy, dignity and informed consent.
Medical information is confidential and is released only with the student’s written consent, or by a court-ordered subpoena.
All medical records are secured and held in the strictest confidence.

Medical Compliance/Immunization Requirements
www.sa.psu.edu/uhs

Health problems and issues
www.sa.psu.edu/uhs/healthinformation/healthinfo.cfm

Virtual Pamphlet Collection
www.dr-bob.org/vpc

Penn State Student Insurance
www.sa.psu.edu/uhs/basics/insurance.cfm

Office of Disability Services
http://www.pct.edu/disabilityservices/

Health Services Power Point Presentations
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A Healthier You
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Location:

STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES:
Suite 105, Student Community Center

MENTAL HEALTH/PERSONAL COUNSELOR:
Suite 105A, Student Community Center

DRUG AND ALCOHOL COUNSELOR:
Suite 105, Student Community Center

EMERGENCY INFORMATION

CALL 911

CAMPUS POLICE SERVICES
(412) 675-9130

UPMC MCKEESPORT HOSPITAL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT
1500 Fifth Avenue, McKeesport, PA
(412) 664-2121

MON YOUGH SUBSTANCE ABUSE &
PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES

Substance abuse and psychological services.
24 Hour Hotline: 877-700-6927

WALK-IN CRISIS CENTER
606 Locust Street
McKeesport, PA 15132
(412) 675-8300
1-800-700-6927
Services: Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
No appointment necessary

RE: SOLVE CRISIS NETWORK
1-888-796-8226
www.upmc.com/resolvecrisis

PITTSBURGH ACTION AGAINST RAPE
24 Hour Hotline: (412) 765-2731

CENTER FOR VICTIMS OF VIOLENT CRIME
900 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 392-8582

PSUGA SEXUAL HARRASSMENT ADVOCATE
(412) 675-9090
Penn State Sexual Harassment Resources

TRANSPORTATION POLICY

URGENT EMERGENCY SITUATIONS
For ill or injured students whose condition requires specialized transport call 911. An ambulance with EMS support will respond as quickly as possible.

Campus police will receive and respond to the 911 call.

Call (412) 675-9490 to contact the campus nurse who will provide emergency support care until the ambulance arrives.

EXAMPLES OF URGENT CONDITIONS
1. Back or neck injury
2. Severe allergic reaction
3. Unconscious student
4. Psychological distress

NON-URGENT SITUATIONS
Injured or ill students with a minor problem and whose condition is highly unlikely to deteriorate prior to receiving medical attention

EXAMPLES OF SUCH CONDITIONS:
1. Sprains/strains
2. Lacerations without profuse bleeding

Call 412-675-9490….Nurse will arrange for Police Services, approved personnel, to transport the student to the local emergency department

675-9130…Student to call for return transport to campus by Police Services

OFF CAMPUS PHYSICIAN/SPECIALIST APPOINTMENT
If transportation is needed, student will need to arrange transportation with a friend, taxi, or via Port Authority transit bus service.

S&S Taxi:  (412) 751-6780


FEES AND BILLING

ON CAMPUS:
All professional services are free!
Charges for prescription medications and on-site laboratory testing are billed to the students’ account. Students are asked to read and sign the agreement of payment before it is submitted to the Business Office for processing. The “health service” charge will appear on the student’s next academic bill.

OFF CAMPUS:
Fees for hospital and/or psychological services, specialist consultations and off-site testing are charged, by that caregiver, to the student as a personal or health insurance charge.