Student Health Services

About Us

CSU Channel Islands Student Health Services (SHS) is a medical clinic dedicated to providing compassionate, accessible and professional health care to CI’s diverse student population.  We provide basic medical services, experiential learning opportunities and promote students’ social, emotional and physical well being in order to enhance the CI students’ academic experience.  SHS is a department within the Division of Student Affairs and is administered under the supervision of the Dean of Students in Student Life. The clinic is affiliated with the Ventura County Medical System, a division of the Ventura Health Care Agency.  We function as an outpatient clinic staffed (in shifts) by one physician and two nurse practitioners. Health services are similar to those provided by your family physician. Only currently enrolled students are eligible to be seen at the clinic. Please visit our Health Services page for a more comprehensive list of what we offer.  If a problem requires medical care beyond the scope of the clinic's available facilities, a referral is made to outside professional care.

SHS operates like a typical doctor’s office. We are not an urgent care facility. If you are experiencing a life threatening medical emergency, please call 911.

Appointments are strongly encouraged. Walk-in visits are accommodated as the schedule allows; however, priority is given to previously scheduled appointments. Every attempt will be made to provide same-day service to students with acute illnesses or urgent concerns.


Contact Information

Student Health Services is located in the Student Health and Counseling Center currently situated in Yuba Hall. Look for the modular unit in the parking lot behind Sage Hall.

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CSU Channel Islands
Student Health Services – Yuba Hall
One University Drive
Camarillo, CA 93012


(805) 437-8828


(805) 437-8829


The Student Health and Counseling Center also houses Personal Counseling Services (PCS). For more information about their services please call (805) 437-2088 or email


Clinic Hours*

(Clinic is closed on published official holidays.)

Session Hours of Operation
Summer 2013 Hours

Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Friday – Sunday: CLOSED

Fall 2013 & Spring 2014 Semester Hours

Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
(Lunch closure: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.)

Friday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: CLOSED

Winter Break 2013 & Spring Break 2014 Hours (Winter Closure: December 23, 2013 – January 3, 2014)
Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Friday – Sunday: CLOSED

*Provider hours vary based on availability.  


Medical Providers

John Ippolito, M.D.

John Ippolito, MD received his Bachelor of Science from Santa Clara University.  He received his medical degree from USC in 1992 and completed his Family Practice residency at Ventura County Medical Center in 1995.  Since that time, Dr. Ippolito has been a practicing physician and medical director at the Moorpark Family Care Center, affiliated with the Ventura County Health Care Agency.   In addition to providing care at CI Student Health Services, Dr. Ippolito devotes time to teaching family practice residents at Ventura County Medical Center. 

Jo Ann Samonte, F.N.P.

Jo Ann received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Philippine Women’s University.  She completed her Master of Science in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner Training at UCLA.  Jo Ann has practiced in the Ventura County Medical System for the last 25 years.  In addition to working at the CI Student Health and Counseling Center, she works at the Casa Pacific Health Clinic in Camarillo.

Email Jo Ann Samonte, F.N.P. 

Rosalind Ng, F.N.P.

Rosalind received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from California State University Los Angeles. She completed her Master of Science in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner Training at UCLA. Rosalind maintains a national certification with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Her time is devoted to CI and Moorpark College Student Health Services while serving as an assistant clinical professor of nursing for UCLA.

Email Rosalind Ng, F.N.P. 

Yazmin Acosta, Medical Assistant

Yazmin received her Medical Assistant certification in 2007 at Medical Career Services Institute in Oxnard. She has been working in the Ventura County medical system since 2008 and joined the CI Student Health Services staff in Fall 2009. Yazmin enjoys working in the medical field and finds that helping patients with their health needs is very rewarding. She plans to pursue a Registered Nurse degree in the near future.

Email Yazmin Acosta


Administrative Staff

Louise Siefert, Administrative Analyst

Louise received her B.S. in Psychology from UCLA. She and her family have lived in Ventura County for over 20 years and are actively involved in the community. Louise has been working at CI since 2002. She enjoys interacting with students and serving as a volunteer at various campus events.

Email Louise Siefert  

Geri-Lyn Mills, Administrative Assistant

Geri-Lyn received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies from CSU Channel Islands (CI). She is currently working towards her Master of Arts in Educational Leadership Policy Studies at CSU Northridge. Geri-Lyn has extensive knowledge of the health field due to her past experience working as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and as a Home Health Aid (HHA). She has been a part of the Ventura County community for the past five years and enjoys helping CI students achieve their higher education goals.

Email Geri-Lyn Mills


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