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Obtaining Health Services

Obtaining Health Services 

La Roche University values all students and strives to provide the best care while you are here. UPMC Urgent Care McCandless is designed to provide a source of care during your years as a student at the University. When an emergency or expanded medical treatment is necessary, La Roche has made an optional policy available. Your family plan also may be used to provide coverage. 

UPMC Urgent Care McCandless can meet your medical needs with the following services:

  • Primary care and specialist referrals
  • Laboratory services
  • Non-emergency urgent care

These services are available between the hours of 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. seven days a week.

Where to Go

UMPC Urgent Care McCandless
9401 McKnight Road (Arcadia Center)
Pittsburgh, PA 15237 

Medical excuses are not provided for missed classes, examinations, etc. Students are responsible for notifying professors. A record of service may be requested to verify a health service visit.

What You Need to Take with You

  • You must have your student identification card and health care insurance card in order to receive services.
  • Your La Roche student ID must have an updated sticker.
  • You should update your sticker each semester at the offices of Public Safety or Counseling & Health Services.

Please call 412-366-1528 if you have any questions. To arrange transportation to UPMC Urgent Care McCandless, contact Public Safety at 412-536-1111.

Routine, non-emergency care is provided at no cost under the terms of the UPMC/La Roche University agreement. This includes tests and/or procedures normally handled in a primary care physician's office.

You may seek emergency care after hours at the closest emergency room.

Health services will be billed as emergency services to the student or your own insurance provider if services are provided outside regular business hours, or if services are over and above routine care or at another facility such as an emergency room.

For More Information

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the Counseling and Health Center located in Bold Hall II, or call Erin Dorsch at 412-847-2506. 

List of Service Providers Near La Roche


Aspen Dental
Free Consultation
7372 McKnight Road, Pittsburgh, 15237

John Chipps, DDS
910 Babcock Blvd. Suite 5106
Pittsburgh, PA  15237
412-364‐7144, North Hills office (5615 William Flynn Highway)
724-443‐5710, Gibsonia office

University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine Student Clinic 
3501 Terrace St. Salk Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. ‐ 4:30 p.m. by appointment only.
Services: All, including a walk‐in emergency clinic.

Dr. David B. Agostoni, DMD 
9012 Perry Highway, Suite A (At end of Cumberland Road)
Pittsburgh, PA 15237 

Gary Carmassi, DMD
8650 Babcock Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15237


UPMC Dermatology-Wexford 
Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Health Center
Blaymore II, Suite 103
Sewickley, PA 15143


Babcock Ob GYN Associates 
9335 McKnight Road, Suite 220
Pittsburgh, PA  15237


Magee Womancare Associates
9100 Babcock Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15237 (UPMC - All Female Staff)
By appointment only: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. -  4 p.m.


Tri Rivers Orthopedics (UPMC Affiliate) 
UPMC Passavant Medical Building T
9104 Babcock Blvd. Suite 2120
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

The Center of Sports Medicine (UPMC) 
South Water St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Physical Therapy

NovaCare Rehabilitation
5700 Corporate Dr.
Suite 150
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Primary Care

Dr. William Zillweger
UPMC Passavant Professional Offices
9104 Babcock Blvd. Suite 3111
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Dr. James Boyle, Dr. Robin Dietly, & Dr. Rupa Mokkapatti
James W. Boyle, MD and Associates - UPMC
9104 Babcock Blvd. Suite 1106
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Dr. Kurt Heil, Dr. Robert Potter, & Dr. Warren Smith
5700 Corporate Drive, Building 3, Suite 700
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Lamperski Internal Medicine
Eileen Drury, Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner
4068 Mount Royal Blvd.
Alllison Park Pa, 15101

Psychiatrists / Psychological Services

Dr. John P. Shields, D. O. (Psychiatry only)
Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychiatry
1376 Freeport Road
Suite #3B
Pittsburgh, PA 15238

Hepler Smith Elizabeth MD (Psychiatry only)
9401 McKnight Road, Suite 304a
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Malec, Herring & Krause (Psychological & Psychiatric services)
195 Crowe Avenue
Mars, PA 16046

James P. McGowan MSW, LCSW
4074 Mount Royal Blvd.
Allison Park 15101

New Directions Counseling Services, LLC (Psychological & Psychiatric services)
Michael N.Schneider, Psy D. Clinical Director
117 VIP Drive, Suite 301
Wexford, PA 15090