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Health Care Services Available To MUM Students    
Ambulance: Call 911. Twenty-four hour ambulance service is available in Fairfield. When calling for an ambulance in an emergency, please state the location and the problem at hand. Please stay on the line until the emergency operator tells you to hang up. The ambulance drivers will arrive quickly with the appropriate equipment if the situation has been properly described.

Emergencies: Call 911 for ambulance and paramedics. Then call Campus Security at (641) 472-1115 at your earliest convenience. Campus Security will notify the Dean of Students.

Campus Nurse: Contact Deidre Lentz, RN, Dreier Building Room 236, (641) 472-7000 ext. 3411,, for advice, first aid, minor medical concerns, and assistance in obtaining medical care. Clinic hours are Monday through Friday, 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Please note: the following list of health care providers is included here for the convenience of our students. The University has made no independent evaluation of and does not endorse specific health care providers.

Chiropractors: Crossland, DC (641) 472-4454, Estrin, DC (641) 472-0233, Farkas, DC (641) 472-4924, Hunt Chiropractic (641) 472-4323, Johnson Chiropractic (641) 472-7333, McConeghey, DC (641) 472-4925, O’Connell, DC (641) 469-6213, Patrick, DC (641) 472-4257.

Crisis Center & Woman’s Shelter of Ottumwa: Call (800) 464-8340 or (641) 683-3122.

Dentists: Fairfield Dental Clinic: Van Tassel, DDS; Gleason, DMD (641) 472-3158 · Holt Family Dental (641) 472-3147 · Perkins, DDS (641) 472-7348 · Roth, DDS (641) 472-3044 · Tower, DDS (641) 472-8188 · River Hills Community Health Center (sliding fee scale), 100 West Main St., Richland, IA (319) 456-2045 · River Hills Community Health Center (sliding fee scale), 201 S. Market St., Ottumwa, IA (641) 683-5773 · University of Iowa Dental College (319) 355-7499.

Family Planning: (800) 452-3365. Fairfield: 108 E. Broadway Ave., Suite 2, and Ottumwa: 228 E. 2nd Street.

Hospital – Emergency Room: Jefferson County Health Center (JCHC): 2000 S. Main Street. (641) 472-4111. Note: the emergency room (ER) is for medical emergencies only. For non-emergency medical care, please call a doctor’s office —see the list below under Physicians Offices.

Mental Health Services: Optimae Life Services, 301 W. Burlington Avenue (641) 472-5771; Dr. Patrick Pomfrey, Licensed Clinical Practitioner, 60 ½ E. Burlington Avenue (641) 455-9505.

Ophthalmologists: Heartland Eye Care: Dr. Gregory Thorgaard, MD, 205 N. B St. (641) 472-7175

Optometrists: Wolfe Eye Care, 100 S. 23rd St (641) 472-6151, Eyeowa Optical, 122 N. Court St.
(641) 472-6694

Pharmacies: Hy-Vee Drugstore (1300 W. Burlington Ave.) (641) 472-3542; Wal-Mart (641) 472-6417.

Physicians Offices (Family Practice):

Local: (on the grounds of Jefferson County Health Center, 2000 S. Main St., Fairfield)
• Fairfield Clinic: Buck, MD; Larson, MD; Poole, DO; Zakutney, MD (641) 472-4141
• Medical Arts Clinic: Anderson, MD; Cochran, MD; Greiner, MD; Hill, MD; Karimova, MD; Anderson, MD (641) 472-4156
• Jefferson County Professional Clinic (Surgery) (641) 469-4204

Outside Fairfield:
• Dr. Veronica Butler, 317 N. Court St., Ottumwa, IA (641) 683-3101
• River Hills Community Health Center (sliding fee scale), 100 West Main St., Richland, IA (319) 456-2045
• River Hills Community Health Center (sliding fee scale), 201 S. Market St., Ottumwa, IA (641) 683-5773

Transportation: (See section below on Medical Transportation)

Youth Support Hotlines: Poison Information (800) 222-1212, Sexually Transmitted Diseases (800) 227-8922.

MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION: All options are Monday-Friday only & require 24 hour advance booking.

Please note: The University does not endorse or recommend any particular provider. Information and fees are subject to change. Also note, if you need to refill a prescription, call your Pharmacy to see if they have a delivery service.


Jefferson County Health Center Courtesy Van (641) 472-4115
The Jefferson County Courtesy Van provides rides to and from appointments at the Jefferson County Health Center campus only (see above). 24 hours notice is required.
$1.50 one way
$3 round trip

Ottumwa Transit Authority (10-15 Transit) 800-227-6390
10-15 Transit offers transportation to and from local health care providers in the area as well as the Richland clinic, and the Hy-Vee grocery store. Call for more details. 24 hours notice is required.

Cita Bus (641) 472- 4403
For students who are 60 years and older, Cita Bus is available between 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. There is no set charge; contribution is up to the individual. It operates only within city limits.

Private Drivers (Transportation to and from Fairfield)

MUM Ride Board:

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