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South Campus

Find mental, financial and physical health resources available at our South Campus.

Crisis intervention

For after-hour emergencies, contact one of the providers, call the crisis intervention hotlines, access our telehealth services or go to the nearest emergency room. 

Luzerne County Crisis Support
570-829-1341

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
800-273-8255

Luzerne County Victims Resource Center
570-823-0765

The National Domestic Violence Hotline
800-799-7233
thehotline.org

Crisis Text Line
Text “Home” to 741741 to connect with a crisis counselor.
 

County resources

Treatment Locator Map

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – Use the SAMHSA website to find treatment facilities and agencies (various levels of care) nearby.


Luzerne County Assistance

570-826-2100
Offers assistance with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)/food stamps, cash assistance, medical Assistance, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

Luzerne County Department of Human Services

Offers assistance with mental health, developmental services, family services, substance use and veterans' affairs.


Counseling and psychiatry resources

Tiffany Griffiths and Associates
Locations: Peckville, Dunmore, Clarks Summit
570-342-8434
Services: Therapy, testing, psychological, neuropsychological, psychoeducation 
Insurances: State and commercial 

Dr. Kuna and Associates
Luzerne County, PA
570-961-3361
Insurances: State and commercial
Sliding scale available
Testing: Psychoeducational, ADHD, psychological

Thaxton Wellness Center
Locations: West Pittston, Kingston
570-904-7363
Insurances: Aetna, Amerihealth, Beacon, Cigna, EAP, Geisinger, Highmark/BCBS, Magellan, Medicare, Multiplan, Optum/United Healthcare, Tricare, UPMC
Sliding scale available

Bill Poray, LCSW
1605 River Road, Jenkins Township, PA 18640 
570-301-3565
Insurances: GHP including Gold, Highmark

Robinson Counseling Center (outpatient and medication management)
335 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
Outpatient: 570-825-6425
SUD: 570-301-0935
Insurances: CCBH, commercial 

Saxon Psychiatric Services
1425 Shoemaker Ave., West Wyoming, PA 18644
570-718-1996

Wayne Woznikaitis, LPC
480 Peirce St., Suite 108, Kingston, PA 18704 
570-690-5356
Insurances: BCBS, Optum, Geisinger

Michelle Zapotoski, LPC
54 N. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top, PA 18707
570-600-5658
Insurances: Aetna, BCBS, Highmark, Optum, UBH/UHC
Specialties: Anxiety, perfectionism 

Paul Janeski Counseling and Psychotherapy, LLC
570-677-7753
Insurances: Highmark, BCBS, Geisinger, Magellan, Optum, UBH
Specialties: addiction, anxiety, depression, collegiate mental health and stress management, LGBTQIA

 

Emergency care

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

1000 E. Mountain Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711
570-808-7300

Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre

25 Church St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18765
570-808-3100

Urgent care

Geisinger ConvenientCare

1155 E. Mountain Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
570-808-5135
175 S. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
570-208-6281
560 Pierce St., Kingston, PA 18704
570-714-5810

Primary care

The Wright Center

335 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
570-591-5283


The Wright Center

250 Old River Road, Wilkes-Barre, PA
570-826-5038


Stephanie Ellis, MD

499 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, PA 18704
800-275-6401

Eye care

Butler Eye Care

34 S. Main St., Suite 5, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
570-822-8727


Biernacki Eye Associates

82 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
570-823-0290

Dental care

David Shemo, DMD

360 Kidder St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
570-822-4065


Robert Shemo, DMD

394 Wyoming Ave., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
570-822-4065

Frederick Dental Group

44 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
570-266-8753

Health and wellness

Fame Strength
175 Welles St. Rear, Forty Fort, PA 18704
famestrength.com
570-417-0468

NEPA CrossFit
180 Courtright St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
nepacrossfit.com
570-579-3544

Odyssey Fitness
401 Coal St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
odysseyfitnesscenter.com
570-829-2661

Planet Fitness
21 Gateway Shopping Center B, Edwardsville, PA 18704 
570-287-6100

YMCA - Greater Wyoming Valley Area
40 W. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
570-208-9622

Danko’s All American Fitness
3 N. River St., Plains, PA 18705
570-825-5989

Local community


Needlestick policy


Student health and disability insurance


Wellness resources

Taking a holistic approach to total health, Geisinger Commonwealth offers a wealth of resources for students in regard to every aspect that contributes to a person’s sense of well-being, including:

  • Emotional 
  • Environmental 
  • Financial 
  • Intellectual 
  • Occupational 
  • Physical 
  • Social 
  • Spiritual 
Learn more on our Student Wellness page. Current students can also log in to our wellness resources SharePoint site.

These therapists aren’t employed by or connected with Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. And they won’t be in a position to evaluate students’ academic performance and promotion. Access these or any community therapist by calling the provider’s office directly.

For after-hour emergencies, call the crisis intervention hotlines, 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Contact Student Health Services

Administrative office
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Medical Sciences Building, First floor, 1004W
525 Pine St., Scranton, PA 18509
570-558-4290
Fax: 570-558-4295

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Maria Kobylinski, MD
Medical director

Paul Burke, BSN, RN
Manager
570-558-4290
pburke2@geisinger.edu

Jonathan Blake, LSW
Behavioral Health Therapist Lead
570-558-4292
jtblake@geisinger.edu

Olivia DelVechhio, LSW
Behavioral health therapist
570-558-7489
odelvecchio@geisinger.edu

Kyle Strobel, MS, NCC, LPC
Behavioral health therapist
570-558-4294
klstrobel@geisinger.edu

Terry Waibel
Administrative assistant
570-558-4293
twaibel@geisinger.edu