Healthcare is provided by physician assistants and registered nurses whose practice is supervised by a physician (medical director). The medical director is off site, continuously available for consultation, and provides medical care for students referred by the physician assistants. In addition to supervision, the medical director reviews records and the practice of the physician assistants.

Physician assistants (PA) are health professionals licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision. PAs are qualified to evaluate, diagnose and provide medical care for a wide variety of medical problems. Physician assistants are licensed to perform diagnostic procedures, minor surgeries, and to prescribe medications and treatments.

Our Mission

To provide exceptional service and to educate and empower students toward lifelong health.

Our Vision

We strive to be:

  • Utilized and recommended as a quality service.
  • Nurturing and respectful to one another.
  • Knowledgeable of global health and implement current practices.

Our Philosophy

Education is not preparation for life. Education is life itself.

Student Health Center Staff

Steve Pollens

MD, Medical Director of Student Health Services

Lisa Ailstock

PA-C, Director of Student Health Services

Jennifer Combes

’99, BA, Office Coordinator, Student Health Center

Liza Escamilla

Physicians Assistant (PA-C)

Deb Annen-Caruso

Registered Nurse (RN)

Jennie Hill

Registered Nurse (RN)

Cindi Anspach

Registered Nurse (RN)