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Health Services

 

Our first priority is the health and well-being of our students.

To keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering services by phone or email only. If you need to speak to a nurse, please contact Marcia Avey at 814-362-5272 or by email.

 

Instructions on how to securely access the Patient Portal

In an emergency - Contact Campus Police at 814-368-3211 from any phone or 10333 from any campus phone. For ambulance, dial 911.

If you need medical attention, you can receive a variety of services in the Office of Health Services. The Health Services office is located in Room 226 of the Frame-Westerberg Commons.

Fall and spring term hours:

Monday through Friday (except holidays and recesses) 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m.

Summer term hours:

Limited hours call for details.

A Self-Care Center is located outside of the Health Services office. The Self-Care Center is open whenever the Commons building is open.

You can access the Self-Care Center to get help for:

  • a cold
  • a cut
  • a headache
  • an upset stomach

Go to https://www.hr.pitt.edu/students for information about student health insurance.

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  1. Primary assessment and treatment of health problems and injuries by a registered nurse.
  2. Simple diagnostic screenings: chemstrip urinalysis, and urine pregnancy test.
  3. First aid supplies and services, including ice packs, elastic bandages, crutches.
  4. Physician services: Medical clinic on campus every two to three weeks during Fall and Spring Terms. Appointments with the college physician are scheduled in advance by the nurse. The nurse has telephone consultation privileges with the college physician on a daily (M-F) basis.
  5. Referrals to community agencies and services:
    * Note: When students are referred to physicians, agencies, or services off campus, they must assume responsibility for the cost of those services.
    • Bradford Regional Medical Center (814-368-4143) (including the Emergency Department Outpatient Lab and X-Ray Departments, Admissions, and Inpatient Mental Health Services)
    • Physicians and Specialists in the community
    • Dentists and Oral Surgeons
    • Adagio Health
    • The Guidance Center (814-362-6535)
    • Pennsylvania State Health Center (814-368-0426)
  6. Health educational programs, internet health information resources and literature on a variety of health related topics.
  7. Health and Wellness Counseling, including referrals to a clinical psychologist on campus or to the local Guidance Center.
  8. Self-Care Center is located outside the Health Services office to get help for minor ailments such as colds, cuts or an upset stomach. Available whenever the building is open.
  9. Blood Pressure Monitoring and Counseling
  10. Healthy U Fest in the Mukaiyama University. Room every spring with over 25 different vendors.
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We strongly urge each student to meet these requirements before arriving to campus. Making arrangements to meet these requirements once you are on campus could be costly, time consuming and involve off-campus appointments. All first time, full-time and part-time students must provide proof of the following:

  • MMR VACCINE (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)

Two doses of MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccination at least 28 days apart after 12 months of age

  • VARICELLA VACCINE (Chicken Pox)

Two doses of varicella-containing vaccine at least 12 weeks apart if vaccinated between 1 and 12 years of age and at least 4 weeks apart if vaccinated at age 13 year or older.

ACCEPTABLE ALTERNATE PROOF OF IMMUNITY FOR MEASLES, MUMPS, RUBELLA AND VARICELLA:

A history of immunity to these diseases proven by serological evidence showing adequate antibodies satisfies this requirement. Talk to your medical provider about having bloodwork drawn (a “titer”) to prove immunity.

  • MENINGITIS VACCINE (MENINGOCOCCAL CONJUGATE VACCINE (MCV4) also known as Menveo, Menactra)

One dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) administered at age 16 or older

Or Sign a waiver declining the vaccine. The waiver form is available on the Health Services page on the University’s website.

*Refer to the full Immunization Policy.*

Places you can contact to obtain a copy of your immunization record:

  • Your doctor or pediatrician
  • Your state health department
  • Schools you attended in the past

New incoming full-time students who fail to provide written proof of required immunizations will be prohibited from registering for any classes beyond the term of first enrollment, on any campus of the University of Pittsburgh.

Students entering the nursing program have additional requirements unique to that program. Those requirements will be communicated to you by the Department of Nursing.

Look here for instructions on how to submit health information to the Student Health Services office. 

If you have questions about the immunization requirement or other health concerns, please contact Nicole Stark, RN, BSN, Director of Health Services or Marcia Avey, Administrative Assistant, 814-362-5272.

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HIPPA Privacy Notice

This notice describes how health information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please read carefully.

The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Student Health Service is required by law to maintain the privacy of your medical records and to give you this Notice that describes our privacy practices. This Notice describes how we may use and disclose your protected health information to carry out treatment, payment, and health care operations, and for other purposes permitted or required by law. It also describes your rights to access and control your protected health information, which is information about you, including demographics that may identify you and that relate to your past, present, or future physical or mental health, and related health care services. This Notice takes effect September 16, 2016 and will remain in effect until we replace it.

We are required to abide by the terms of this Notice of Privacy Practices. We reserve the right to change our privacy practices at any time. We reserve the right to make the changes to our privacy practices and this Notice, effective for all health information that we maintain, including health information we created or received before we made the changes. Before we make a significant change to our privacy practices, we will change this Notice and make the new Notice available. You may access the Notice on the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Student Health Service's website or you may request a copy at the time of your appointment.

View or print our HIPAA Privacy Notice.

Records Release

One of our functions is to manage patient medical records during a student's tenure at the University. Each record is necessary to provide quality healthcare to each patient. Since medical records contain personal information, we adhere to all laws and guidelines which govern the use and disclosure of such information.

A patient may receive a hard copy of his/her medical records or may have a copy forwarded to his or her personal healthcare provider by completing the necessary authorization form (available at Student Health Service). A nominal fee may be charged.

Please fill out the Authorization for Release of Medical Records and return it to the location below:

U.S. MAIL:
University of Pittsburgh Bradford Student Health Services
300 Campus Drive
Bradford, PA 16701

FAX: 814-362-7514

Delivery in Person: Frame Westerberg-Commons, Room 226

Do NOT Email. We cannot accept any Medical Release forms via EMAIL!!

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Due to Illness or Injury  

When a student is absent from class due to illness or injury, it is the responsibility of the student to communicate with his/her professor and to follow the requirements of the professor regarding the course work missed. Penalties for absenteeism depend upon the policy and discretion of the professor, as outlined in the course syllabus.

Written notification of professors regarding student absenteeism due to illness is provided by the Director of Health Services only when a student is hospitalized or has an extended illness requiring three or more consecutive days of absence or hospitalization.

Professors wishing to verify cases of student absence due to illness or injury may call the Director of Health Services at 814-362-7631. Health information is confidential. Therefore, a Release of Information must be signed by the student prior to disclosing any health information, including date(s) of contact.

Our staff

Jakub Wojcik, MD, campus physician
Danielle Gregoire, PA-C, campus physician assistant

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Marcia Avey

Avey, Marcia

Administrative Assistant

Health Services

Email: maa224@pitt.edu

Phone: 814-362-5272

Location: 226 Frame-Westerberg Commons

Alexandra Pezzimenti

Pezzimenti, Alexandra

College Health Nurse

Health Services

Email: amp301@pitt.edu

Phone: 814-362-0968

Location: 229 Frame Westerberg Commons

Nicole Stark

Stark, Nicole

Director of Student Health Services

Health Services

Email: nas107@pitt.edu

Phone: 814-362-7631

Location: 228 Frame-Westerberg Commons