Student Health Clinic

Health alert regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus):

The Student Health Clinic is moving to telehealth appointments only beginning Monday, March 23. The clinic will no longer provide face-to-face office visits, but will support students via telephone and Zoom telehealth visits. Students must call 319-273-2009 opt#1 to be assessed over the phone. Clinic staff will remain available 8-4:30 Monday through Friday.  

The Counseling Center will also provide mental health services via telehealth (through Zoom). Please call 319-273-2676 to schedule an appointment.

We are following guidance from state and local public health officials (and the CDC) regarding this outbreak.  Student Health is in direct communication with the health officials who are closely monitoring the situation in our community and state, and will implement any recommendations they might have for management of the outbreak.  For more information on this emerging health issue, see information from the Iowa Department of Public Health and the CDC.  

If you have traveled to/from an affected area in the last 14 days and feel sick with fever, cough or difficulty breathing, you should seek medical care right away. Before you go to a healthcare office, call ahead and tell them about your travel and your symptoms.

Students with any health-related concerns or questions, please contact the Student Health Clinic at (319)-273-2009 opt.#1. After hours care options are available on our website.

The most up-to-date information on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) from the university can be found at




Our Providers


Martha Ochoa, MD - Medical Director 

Medical school: Rosalind Franklin University/Chicago Medical School
Board certification: Family Practice
Practice interests: General medicine, women's health, and eating disorders

Bruce Forystek, MD

Medical school: University of Minnesota
Practice interests: General medicine and orthopedics

Gina Ellingson, PA-C

Medical school: University of Iowa 
Board certification: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants 
Practice interests: General medicine and women's health  

Jennifer Jass, DNP, ARNP

Medical school:  Oregon Health and Science University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Allen College
Board certification:  American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and American Nurses Credentialing Center
Practice interests:  General medicine, women's health, and behavioral health 

Andrew Batovsky, ARNP

Medical school: State University of New York, Upstate Medical University
Board certification: American Nurses Credentialing Center 
Practice interests: Behavioral health 

Abdur Rahim, MD

Medical school: Nistar Medical College
Board certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Practice interests: Behavioral health

Our Nurses

Registered Nursing Staff 



Our Administrative and Support Team


Left to right Angela Meeter-Associate Director-Student Health and Wellness, Debby Roth-Accountant, Shelley O'Connell-Executive Director of Health & Recreation Services


Graduate Assistant for the Student Health Clinic

Job Description


The Student Health Clinic is an AAAHC accredited facility. We participate in a voluntary site survey to measure the quality of our services and performance against nationally recognized standards of The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.

Accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, INC