News | Published November 7, 2013

Blue Course Drive facility offers convenient outpatient services

Convenience, state-of-the-art technology, and quality care are delivered at the Mount Nittany Health – Blue Course Drive facility. With several healthcare services including laboratory, imaging and pain management, this new facility offers coordinated care in a comfortable setting with room to expand.

“Convenience is very important to patients, and this new facility offers just that to those needing our services,” explained Jay Hoover, RN, administrative director, Pain Management Center.

Some of the new features and advantages of the facility include the latest technology in imaging services, several blood draw stations, and a comfortable, aesthetically pleasing environment. In addition, the facility boasts a large parking area with public bus service provided to improve convenience and access. The Mount Nittany Health Pain Management Center, formerly located at 911 University Drive, offers two procedure rooms, large exam rooms and improved patient confidentiality within its registration area.

Specific to imaging, patients may be pleased to see an open-bore MRI, which provides a shorter, wider opening—commonly called the “donut”—than traditional MRI units. For patients who are claustrophobic, the open-bore MRI allows for a more comfortable, less constrictive feel during imaging. In addition, the facility provides ultrasound capabilities and there's no appointment required for routine X-rays.

“We are very excited to have the opportunity to branch out to provide our comprehensive services to other areas of our community,” said Dana Miller, administrative director, radiology, Mount Nittany Health. “Expanding our services to Blue Course Drive gives our patients and physicians an additional choice of location and services.”

In addition to Blue Course Drive, imaging services are also available at Mount Nittany Health Park Avenue and Mount Nittany Medical Center. Lab services are also offered at Mount Nittany Health practices in Bellefonte, Penns Valley, Park Avenue, and at the Medical Center.

Mount Nittany Health – Blue Course Drive is located at 1700 Old Gatesburg Road, Suite 100, in State College. For more information on the facility and its services, visit