Services Available and Staff Information


Medical Services:

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:

A licensed mental health therapist from Zumbro Valley Health Center (ZVHC) is available to both RCTC and WSU-Rochester students. ZVHC services are confidential and all records are kept separate from RCTC Health Services records.

Current RCTC and WSU-R students can go to to schedule appointments with the registered nurse, the nurse practitioner, or the mental health therapist. Just select the service needed, choose from the available days and time, and enter your information. You will receive an email confirmation of your appointment. If you have questions, call us at 507-285-7261.


The costs for most services are covered by the Health Service fee included 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.

If students have health insurance coverage, ZVHC will bill the insurance company for mental health therapy services.  Students are never denied services if unable to pay or are unable/unwilling to use their health insurance.


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