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Edward R. Leahy Jr. Clinic for the Uninsured

Our Services

The Leahy Clinic provides free, non-emergency adult health care. This includes provision of routine physical exams and treatment of common medical conditions. We also offer some immunizations and help to enroll patients in pharmaceutical assistance programs for chronic conditions. The Leahy Clinic makes referrals to other community health resources and specialists for patients with complex or chronic conditions. The clinic has professional affiliations with local hospitals and diagnostic centers to provide lab, x-ray and other diagnostic services at low cost to patients. 

Our Mission

The Leahy Clinic provides free, non-emergency health care to uninsured Lackawanna County residents who may otherwise forego health care due to cost or seek care in hospital emergency rooms. The clinic strives to provide high quality care in a welcoming, respectful and compassionate environment. The clinic offers opportunities for teaching, learning, research and service to University of Scranton and Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine faculty, students, and volunteers. The Leahy Clinic serves in the University of Scranton's Jesuit tradition of educating "men and women for and with others" and accomplishes Geisinger's goal of making better health easier for the community.

The Leahy Clinic envisions a community where all individuals have access to those services that help them achieve, improve, or maintain a quality of life that is consistent with optimal health, education, and wellness. We are privileged to provide service to our neighbors, and grateful for the support of volunteer students, facu;ty, and healthcare professionals who make this possible. We are particularly grateful for our patients, who trust us with their medical care and provide opportunities for transformational learning for our students. 

Our Clinics

We offer four clinics that are staffed by University of Scranton faculty, professional staff and graduate students.


Medical Clinic
Tuesdays and Thursdays - 2 to 7 pm, by appointment only. 
Call (570) 941-6112.

Learn more about the Medical Clinic


Behavioral Health and Counseling Clinic
Remains closed; Anticipated Reopening in September 2024

Learn more about the Counseling Clinic


Low Vision Clinic
Fridays - by appointment only. 
Call (570) 941-6112.

Learn more about the Low Vision Clinic


Physical Therapy Clinic
Tuesdays and Thursdays
3 to 6 p.m., by appointment only.
Call (570) 941-6563.

Learn more about the Physical Therapy Clinic

This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).

Donor Acknowledgement

Community Partners

The University of Scranton
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Covenant Presbyterian Church Women's Association 
Geisinger Viewmont Imaging
CVS Health Highmark 
AllOne Foundation 
Northeastern Regional Cancer Institute
Lehigh Valley Health Network 

Robert H. Spitz Foundation
The Hawk Family Foundation
Robert Y. Moffat Charitable Trust
Dorice & Corbin McNeill Foundation
Anonymous Donations
Friends, Family, and Alumni Donations

Clinic Recognition

Acknowledgment from Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation (2017)

Acknowledgment from Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation (2015)

Northeastern Pennsylvania Nonprofit & Community Assistance Center:

First Place in the Category of Health & Human Services (2012)

Scranton Area Community Foundation: Significant and positive impact on our community

2020 Standards Gold Seal

Contact Us

Clinic Director:
Maria Lucia Vital, PhD, MHA, MBA

Medical Director:
Susan Russell, MD

Phone: (570) 941-6112

Fax: (570) 941-6165

Recognized Memberships

National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics

Free Clinic of Pennsylvania 

American College of Healthcare Executives

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