On-site health and wellness services for current students are provided through UPMC MyHealth. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is the region’s largest medical provider.
On Campus Hours:
To access telehealth services, download the AnyWhereCare app. Sign up at anywherecare.upmc.com for more information.
Services Provided for Students
UPMC MyHealth PTC Student Health Center provides care and treatment for injuries and short term illness. Illnesses common to college students include colds, sinus infections, stomach viruses, urinary tract infections, pink eye, rashes, and sprains. Students may be referred back to their primary care doctor or to a specialist as needed.
UPMC MyHealth PTC Student Health Center can:
- Address minor health issues and injuries when they arise.
- Provide quick relief from common illnesses such as a sinus infection or a sore throat.
- Coordinate care with your primary care provider, as needed.
- Provide referrals to community resources.
- Access wellness services to help you stay healthy.
Meet the Staff
A registered nurse, provided by UPMC, will be on-site Monday through Friday 10am – 2pm, and will prepare students for a virtual examination with a healthcare provider if needed. A scheduling app will be available for appointments, health insurance is not required, and there is no charge to students to use any of the services offered through the Health Center*.
I grew up locally, within 10 miles of PTC and I’m also raising my family in my hometown. I started my health care career as a medical assistant, obtaining my first degree at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School in Washington, PA. After working in various specialties including orthopedics in allergy/asthma for 10 years, I returned to school at West Penn Hospital School of Nursing. While caring for an infant and a toddler, I obtained my nursing diploma from West Penn Hospital as well as an associate degree in Healthcare Sciences from Clarion University. Upon graduation, I accepted a position in the pediatric unit of West Penn hospital, starting my journey to become Pittsburgh Technical College’s first student health nurse. PTC has a personal connection to me, having two siblings as alumni, and it is an honor to become part of this community and staff.
Certified Medical Assistant
In 2017, I became an instructor in the Medical Assisting program here at Pittsburgh Technical College. Prior to that, I was a medical assistant with UPMC for 14 years. Most of my experience was in internal medicine, but I also have experience in pediatrics, geriatrics, and ENT. When I moved from direct patient care to teaching, I brought with me my passion and love for medical assisting. I am happy to be here at the health center to help students navigate their health care needs. I am currently pursuing a degree in Health Information Management. I grew up in the Homewood area but have lived in several areas of the city before settling down in the Swissvale area with my family.
*Required diagnostic lab services will be billed to the student or their health insurance company.