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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 Lori Arend at 412-847-2506.