Duquesne University Health Service Staff

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Medical and Nursing Services

The Staff of Duquesne University Health Services, a division of the Center for Student Wellbeing, is committed to:  

  • Providing comprehensive, competent, confidential and compassionate health care to all full time undergraduate and graduate students for the education of the mind, heart, and spirit
  • Creating an environment that encourages students to take responsibility for their personal health, fitness, and education by promoting and guiding healthy lifestyles and disease prevention. 
  • Embracing the uniqueness of every individual, while upholding the University Mission to Serve God by Serving Students so that they, in turn, can serve others; striving to identify and address individual student needs. 
  • Enabling students to participate fully in their educational process by providing their healthcare needs and preparing them for life beyond; as health-minded educated consumers of healthcare in society.
  • Our own mission, and to collaborating and cooperating with other departments of the Center for Student Wellbeing throughout the University community in a shared initiative for the advancement of well-being, acknowledging and integrating the seven dimensions of wellness; spiritual, emotional, intellectual, occupational, physical, social, and environmental.

 Health Services provides students with:

  • Routine primary acute medical care; and comprehensive evaluation and treatment of illness and injuryDr. Paul Larson
  • Allergy injections (if ordered by a student's allergist, and subject to review & approval by DUHS staff physician) Students must provide serum & instructions. Nominal fee per semester.
  • Routine  physical exams for sports participation, school requirement, employment, driver's license, and general annual wellness physical examination and consultation.
  • Sexual health related issues, testing, treatment, and disease screening.
  • Nutritional consultations by appointment.

Prescription Information

  • Health Services prescribes through the Duquesne University Pharmacy with daily delivery to campus. Most major insurance plans accepted). Other pharmacies are utilized if requested by the student.
  • Limited "starter" doses provided at minimum cost.

Using Health Services

Health Services is an in-network participating provider with student health insurance plans, including:

  • Highmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield (and some affiliates) 
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • CIGNA

ALL ELIGIBLE STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING:

(1)  Electronic submission of the Student Health History electronic form in the Health Service Student Portal      

(2) Electronic submission of the  Duquesne University Immunization Verication Form through the Health Service Student Portal (instructions) in DORI.

The Deadline for submission of the Duquesne University  Immunization Verification form and the health history for new or transfer students entering for Falll Term: July 31, 2017 for winter term: January 3, 2018.

What you should know:

  • We offer same-day appointments and accept walk-ins, prioritized depending upon severity of issue
  • RN staff triage all phone calls, walk-ins, and appointment requests to assure optimal care
  • All visits to Health Services are confidential unless consent is obtained from students to release Protected Health Information. Health Services is in compliance with HIPAA.
  • You may email health services duhealth@duq.edu for non-confidential communication.The content of emails sent to DUHS is confidential and is limited to general information for Duquesne University Health Service, and is NOT to be used for personal information, advice, or appointment scheduling.
  • Follow us on Twitter: @DUQHealthServ

LOCATION : 2nd floor Duquesne Union

HOURS: 7:30am-6pm Monday-Thursday and 7:30a-4:00p on Friday during the Academic Year, alternate hours during holidays and summers.

PLEASE CALL: 412.396.1650 for an appointment for all services except emergencies

EMERGENCY CARE/AFTER HOURS CARE: Call Public Safety (Campus Police) 412.396.2677 (COPS) or click here for more information.