Easy Steps and Tips from Duquesne Health Service: Staying Healthy for Exams!


  • College students have an increased risk of acquiring an illness due to close contact in residence halls and public space. REGULARLY WASH YOUR HANDS! The FLU has not yet arrived at Duquesne…it is not too late to get your FLU SHOT! Call Health Service, 412.296.1650, or Center for Pharmacy Care, 412.396.2155, today!
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Health Services Expansion

With the start of the new academic year, Health Service is pleased to announce its recent expansion of three new offices, in the adjacent area formerly occupied by the University Counseling Center, which is now the University Counseling and Wellbeing Center, centrally located in Fisher Hall. Continue reading

Duquesne University Health Service Offers New Online Service

Duquesne University Health Service is excited to provide to students a new, more efficient service through expansion of our electronic medical record system. Students will soon have access to a Health Service Student Portal through DORI, under the Student Tab, then “Student Connections.” Through this portal, health history and immunization updates can be submitted for easy verification by health service staff. Continue reading

Out and About…Duquesne Health Service’s New Outreach Program “JUST ASK”

Out and About…..Duquesne Health Service’s new outreach program “JUST ASK”
The new DUHS Outreach program, “Just Ask,” is designed to heighten awareness, increase knowledge, and connect students with information and appropriate resources.

We recognize that health is a vital part of learning. Our goal is to promote and sustain a healthy campus community that supports an individual’s physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, social, environmental, and occupational well-being. Continue reading

New Electronic Medical Records System

Health Service welcomed the 2012-2013 academic year with the implementation of a state-of-the-art Electronic Medical Records system, to which students have responded quite positively. The system also has the capability of adding interactive features for students to further enhance our delivery of medical care. Additionally, a new Director was appointed, and three new staff members were hired, including a Nurse Practitioner, a Staff RN, (both of whom are Duquesne alumnae), and a Campus Relations RN who oversees outreach to residence halls, organizations and events throughout the campus. Another new feature in our department is the introduction of the “RN Triage and Advice” telephone extension which allows students to speak directly with a Staff Nurse to answer questions, provide advice and schedule appointments with the appropriate clinical staff. Continue reading

New Health Service Director Appointed

Dessa Mrvos, Director of Health Service

Dessa Mrvos has been appointed the new director of health service. She first joined the health service department as a staff nurse in 2005 and had served as acting director since January.

In addition to overseeing daily operations, Mrvos said she is excited to be working on two new initiatives expected to improve student services and communications. One of those initiatives is creating an environment of education and wellness. Continue reading