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Student Health & Wellness Center

Hamilton House
13612 E. Philadelphia St.
Whittier, CA 
562.464.4511 (fax)

Hours of Operation

During the Academic Year

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
CLOSED for lunch from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

During Summer

Monday – Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday:  9:00 a.m. – 1:00p.m.
CLOSED for lunch from 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
CLOSED for Lunch from 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.


The Health & Wellness Center is staffed a full-time FNP and LVN. We also contract with Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital Family Practice to provide physician services. Board-certified physicians and anurse practitioner (NP) are available during various hours throughout the week.

Stella WohlfarthDirector of Health Services
Stella Wohlfarth, FNP, BC, MSN
As director of the Student Health & Wellness Center, Stella has a three-tiered responsibility. First, she manages and directs the operations of the health center as part of her administrative role. Second, she provides health educational programming and outreach with events, presentations, monthly newsletters, etc. Third, she is responsible to make sure that all students have completed their health requirements and are in compliance with state and college standards. Stella has been an RN for more than 24 years with experience in ICU, Pediatrics, Women’s Health, and College Health Nursing. She has worked at the health center for 6 years and has 18 years of experience in college nursing. She has a Master’s Degree in Nursing (MSN) from University of Phoenix, and received a National Board Certification in 2004 as a College Health Nurse. She holds a Public Health Nurse Certificate and is certified in childbirth education, CPR, First Aid and AED. She is also a Family Nurse Practitioner who graduated from Azusa Pacific University. Stella believes in holistic care and her goal is to help you achieve physical and emotional well-being while you are a student so that when you can graduate from Whittier, you will make healthier life-style choices.

Teresa NehlsTeresa Nehls, FNP, BC,MSN
Teresa has worked in healthcare for over 18 years. She obtained her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Ohio State University in 2001. Teresa completed the Family Nurse Practitioner program at University of California, San Francisco in 2010. During her career, she has worked in various hospitals and clinic settings throughout the United States. Teresa believes good physical and mental health is imperative to each student's academic experience.

Julie Rivera, LVN Julie Rivera, LVN
 Student Health Nurse 

 Julie is our Student Health and Wellness LVN, BLS, IV certified with 15 plus years in the medical field. Julie is here to assist you with your health care needs. Stop by and say hello. Her goal is to help you have a healthy and safe experience here at Whittier College.

Gracie LopezOffice Manager
Gracie Lopez
Gracie has been the office manager at the health center since 2010. When you drop by the health center, she will be the one to greet you and is happy to assist you in any way she can. Her family and friends are a big part of her life, and while you are a student at Whittier, her goal is to treat you with the same compassion.

Medical ReceptionistAnali Quinonez
Anali Quinonez

Anali Quinonez is the newest member of our team, but she is no stranger to the Whittier Community or the medical scene! Anali has over 17 years experience as a medical receptionist and has close ties to the Whittier campus. She was a former uptown Whittier business owner, resident, and even had a daughter who attended Whittier's Broadoaks Elementary school. Anali gets joy from spending time with her family and working out to maintain a healthy balance of mind, body, and soul. Her new position as a Medical Receptionist at the Student Health and Wellness Center allows her to extend compassion to students and families and has brought her full circle; embodying everything she loves about the Whittier community and her professional and personal goals!

Virag Shah, M.D. Virag ShahProgram Director
Dr. Shah finished the honors program in medical education at Northwestern University in 1991, completed residency training at USC-PIH Family Practice Residency Program, and since 1999 has been at PIH serving as associate program director before becoming program director.