Services Available and Staff Information


A registered nurse is available daily and a nurse practitioner is available weekly to assist current students with their health, illness, and injury concerns.  Available services include:

  • Evaluation and treatment of acute illnesses (colds, sore throats, etc.)
  • Physical exams for academic and athletic programs
  • TB (tuberculosis) screening
  • Depression and anxiety assessment and referral
  • Laboratory tests for strep throat, urinary tract infection, blood sugar, sexually transmitted infections, and pregnancy
  • Condoms
  • Over-the-counter medications for colds, pain, and stomach problems

Mental health services by licensed mental health providers from Zumbro Valley Health Center (ZVHC) are available to both RCTC and WSU-Rochester students.  If students have health insurance coverage, ZVHC will bill the insurance company for these services.  Students are never denied services if unable to pay or are unable/unwilling to use their health insurance.

ZVHC services are confidential and all records are kept separate from RCTC Health Services records.

The Student Health Services nurse practitioner is available to see students regarding medications for some mental health-related issues as well as for other health concerns.


The costs for most services are covered by the Health Service fee on the tuition statement, so there is typically no additional fee to visit with the nurse.  A nominal fee may be charged for certain services or supplies.


All information and health-related issues discussed with any of the Student Health Service staff is considered confidential. No information is released from this office without the student’s permission.


Students under the age of 18 are required to have a signed parental/guardian consent form before receiving any medical treatments, except in emergencies or cases exempt by law.


Temporary parking permits are available to students with limited mobility due to a health condition or injury.


Katie Swegarden, BSN, RN
Coordinator of Student Health Services
Phone: (507) 280-2887

Office Assistant
Phone: (507) 285-7261

Joan Grotewold, APRN, CNP

Brenda K. Brown, MD
Medical Director