Contact the Student Health & Wellness Center

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Hamilton House
13612 E. Philadelphia St.
Whittier, CA 
562.464.4548
562.464.4511 (fax)

Hours of Operation

During the Academic Year

Monday - Wed:   9 a.m. -  4:30 p.m. 
Thursday:   8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday:   9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Closed for lunch from 12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m.

June

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

July

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: Closed
Closed for lunch from 12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Staff

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 a nurse practitioner (NP) are available during various hours throughout the week.

Stella WohlfarthStella Wohlfarth, FNP-C, MSN, RN-BC

Director of Student Health & Wellness Center
562.907.5016
swohlfarth@whittier.edu

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.
 

Mechelle L. Alvarez, LVN

562.464.4548
malvar12@whittier.edu

Mechelle Alvarez keeps preventative care and education with a holistic approach close to her heart. With years of experience working with in-home patients, she provides quality and compassionate care to all Whittier College students. She is the mother of two school-aged children and is a proud, lifelong Whittier resident.

Elisabeth Brown, M.D.

Co-Medical Director

Dr. Brown has worked with PIH for 14 years at the Bloomfield family medicine office and is the Department Chair of Family Medicine and Internal Medicine.  As a graduate of Whittier College (class of 1994), Dr. Brown is happy to once again be assisting student health at the College.  After graduating from Whittier, she attended the School of Medicine at the University of New Mexico and then completed Family Medicine residency at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital.  Dr. Brown is the proud mother of three boys and enjoys an active life with her husband Dave.

Tracy Espinosa, FNP-C

Tracy Espinosa is excited to be joining the amazing team at the Student Health & Wellness Center! She has been an RN for over 22 years specializing in cardiopulmonary patients. As a nurse practitioner, Tracy has experience working with complex and dynamic health conditions of the adult and geriatric population. She obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) from California State University, Dominguez Hills, and her Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) from the University of Phoenix. Tracy received her FNP Certification from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners in 2016. She is also certified in CPR, First Aid, and ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support). Tracy believes in health education, prevention, and treating everyone she cares for in the utmost respect and compassion. She connects mind, body, and spirit as crucial parts of the healing and well-being of all individuals.

Mehwish Khan, M.D.

Dr. Khan has been a part of PIH since September 2017 at the Bloomfield Family Medicine office. Dr. Khan earned her bachelor's of Arts degree in Biology at The College of New Jersey. Thereafter, she received her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine and her residency training in Family Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Khan has also co-authored a publication in the BMC Microbiology journal while working on a research study for Lyme Disease at The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Khan was born and raised in New Jersey and recently moved to Whittier. Dr. Khan is looking forward to contributing to the community of Whittier and assisting the students at Whittier College

Anali QuinonezAnali Quinonez

Medical Receptionist
562.464.4548
aquinon1@whittier.edu

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 of 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.