The staff of the Penn Medicine - Alvernia Medical and Counseling Center believe physical and emotional health are vital to maximizing your time at our university. Thus, we pride ourselves on providing a safe, caring, and confidential environment for your healthcare and counseling needs.

The Penn Medicine - Alvernia Medical and Counseling Center’s mission is to provide quality emotional and medical care to Alvernia University’s population to promote an environment that encourages individuals to maximize their physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness, and to empower our community to make healthy lifestyle choices.


The Penn Medicine - Alvernia Medical and Counseling Center staff maintains strict standards of confidentiality. We will not release any medical or mental health records or discuss this information with anyone unless a written request or release of information has been signed by the patient and submitted to our office.

Parents and guardians, student medical records will not be shared with you without the consent of the student. A student may choose to sign a consent form to allow health information to be shared. This consent is applicable to medical records only. Mental health records require additional consent. To share these records, please speak with your counselor.

However, under extraordinary conditions, such as when an individual's life is in danger or the safety of others is at risk, confidentiality may need to be broken. Please discuss any concerns about our confidentiality policies with the Director of Collegiate Health Services or our counseling staff.

Location and Hours

The Penn Medicine - Alvernia Medical and Counseling Center is located at 421 Adams St., next to the Art Studio.

Phone: 610.568.1467
Fax: 610.796.8422

Office Hours

  • Monday/Wednesday/Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Health Services Providers

Claire Murphy, MD, FAAFP
Director of Collegiate Health Services

Iesha Scarpino, MSN, CRNP
Family Nurse Practitioner

Kristen Emerick, PA-C
Physician Associate

Counseling Services Providers

Patricia Kreider, PsyD
Licensed Psychologist

Gina Manidis, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor

Brian Blackburn, MS, NCC
Mental Health Counselor

Anna Baltz, MA
Mental Health Counselor

Support Staff

Ava Warfel, RN, BSN

Joanne Slater, RN
Staff Nurse

Mariela Reese, CMA
Medical Assistant

Medical and Counseling Center

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