Central College and Pella Regional Health Center are partnering to operate the college’s campus health clinic.
This partnership will ensure continuity of care with integrated records and full access to a regional hospital system for Central students.
The transition comes after the retirement of Central’s nurse, Marge Zondervan, who served for 25 years.
Kay DeVos, a registered nurse with Pella Regional Health Center, will replace Zondervan. DeVos was a school nurse in the Texas Public Schools for 13 years before recently relocating to the Pella area. She will be joining the Pella Regional staff on Aug. 19. Gisele Lehmkuhl will remain the receptionist and administrative assistant for the clinic.
“I’m really excited about this move and this opportunity,” said DeVos. “My husband is originally from this area and wanted to retire around here to be near family. I’m looking forward to working with the Central College students. It will be wonderful to be around these young adults.”
Additionally, small structural enhancements have been made to the clinic, which allows for more privacy on site. Students may walk into the clinic or schedule an appointment, and if a follow-up appointment is needed at the Pella Regional Health Center, the Central clinic can assist in expediting the process.
Insurance information and billing will be handled through the Pella Regional Health Center and no co-pays will be collected on site. Students who do not currently possess health insurance can go to the health clinic to discuss options and suggestions for treatment.
Hours on campus will be Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Additional hours are available at the Pella Regional Health Center and Pella Medical Clinic.