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St. Joseph’s Care Clinic at Avila University

The St. Joseph’s Care Clinic at Avila University should be your first step for the care of illness and injury, well woman care, and clinical prevention services such as immunizations. The Health Center operates on an appointment basis, urgent cases are given priority.

St. Joseph’s Care Clinic at Avila University sees patients on Monday - Friday 8-4:30 pm.

In case of emergency please call 911

Phone # 816.501.3668.

Fax # 816.941.4416.


Lorna McCartney, FNP-C is a Family Nurse Practitioner located at the St. Joseph's Care Clinic at Avila University. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Research College of Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing at Graceland University. She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is registered in the state of Missouri. Her areas of interest include young adult healthcare, health promotion, and patient education.



St. Joseph's Care Clinic is available to all students, faculty, and staff of Avila University.

Most health insurance is accepted for following services:
» Illnesses and Injuries

» Physical Exams

» Immunizations such as - Flu Shots, TDaP, Meningococcal, and Gardasil

Free Services:
» TB Skin testing and reading for current Avila Students, Faculty and Staff 
» Blood pressure and weight checks 
» Medical Equipment Loans (crutches & heating pads)

Location & Hours

Location & Hours

Monday - Friday

8:00 am - 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Location: 105 Hodes Center, Building #8, Lower Level Carondelet
Map of Campus

Emergency Contact:
If it is after hours, you may contact Campus Safety at 816.985.6079 or dial 9-911(from a campus extension) or 911 (from all other phones).

Resident students can also contact the RA on duty. 





General Guidelines

All health records, examinations, treatments, and discussions are confidential. Health records are NOT a part of the university's official records. Records are kept five years after a student is no longer officially enrolled. At that time all records are shredded for disposal.

Circumstances when it is permissible to breach confidentiality without expressed consent include:

  • If the person is in clear and imminent danger of hurting himself/herself or hurting another person
  • If current abuse of a child or dependent adult is reported
  • If records are subpoenaed by a court of law

Resources and Links


Websites for further general health information:



Peers Educating Avila about Counseling & Health (PEACH) members work collaboratively with the Health and Counseling Services staff to develop and present a variety of educational and experiential programs/activities to promote physical and mental well-being in the Avila community.  It focuses on providing information about healthy choices and discovering ways to improve self-care.

Members are committed to improving campus life through events such as:

Self Defense Classes - focus on personal awareness and personal safety skills

Breast Cancer Awareness Events - raffle and silent auction to raise money for breast cancer support of both the American Cancer Society or Susan G. Komen 

Week of Giving Activity focusing on community service

Stress Relief Week each semester which includes neck and back massages and “dig for treasure” activity

Safe Spring Break - hand out safe spring break information and give-aways

Sexual Assault Awareness - work with MOCSA to sponsor an event raising awareness about sexual assault

PEACH Members….

  • Attend regular meetings and trainings
  • Learn about mental and physical health issues which can impact college students
  • Collaborate with other PEACH members in a creative, open, and enthusiastic manner to develop and implement programs/activities
  • Organize and complete tasks for events
  • Communicate with student in a mentor-like role during programs/activities

ALL Avila students are eligible to join PEACH.  You can contact either of the PEACH advisors if you would like to join or if you have any questions.

Coordinator of Career & Counseling Services


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