Telemedicine Visits with Nurse Practitioners
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Telemedicine Visits with Nurse Practitioners

**COVID-19 Update: ALL medical visits begin virtually, and as needed, free/low-cost medications and diagnostic testing may be picked up/completed at the Student Health Center – make your own appointment online 24/7!** 

Get your COVID-19 questions answered! Students will have the opportunity to speak with a Nurse Practitioner about any COVID-related questions. Weekly, Tuesdays at Noon. 

» Drop-In COVID-19 Q and A Sessions

Student Health Services treats short-term medical conditions, and most services are provided without charge, except nominal fees for some laboratory tests and medications.

  • Treatment of common illnesses and infection
    • Wound care, joint sprains, ear lavage
  • Reproductive Health
    • Birth Control: PAPs, NuvaRing, birth control pills, condoms, emergency contraception (Plan B)
    • STI testing, HIV testing, UTI testing, pregnancy testing
    • Cervical cancer screening
  • Physical exams
  • Vaccines & Tests
    • Influenza
    • Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis​ - TDaP 
    • Tuberculosis TB Screening or Assessment
    • Hepatitis B
    • MMR
    • Titers
  • Diagnostic blood, urine, strep tests
  • Cryosurgery
  • Antibiotics, antihistamines, Advil, Tylenol
  • Alcohol, marijuana, tobacco usage screenings (eCHECKUpTOGO)
  • Get more information about becoming tobacco free, discuss tips that will help you quit smoking and learn how tobacco impacts you personally
  • Referrals
    • Optometry/basic glasses
    • Mammography 
    • Ultrasounds​​
    • Management of chronic/long-term medical conditions


Nurse Practitioner/Physician Fall 2021 Hours



Deborah Herzik — 8 am to 5 pm
Ellen Schmidt-Olaivar — 8 am to 7 pm



Deborah Herzik — 8 am to 5 pm



Deborah Herzik — 8 am to 5 pm
Dr. Doris Lyonga — 8 am to 5 pm



Deborah Herzik — 8 am to 1 pm
Aileen Kizlinski — 1 pm to 5 pm



Deborah Herzik — 9 am to 1 pm


**In an effort to cut down on Missed Appointments, appointment times are released and made available to all students for the current week and the next week only. Thank you in advance for being responsible and courteous to your fellow students by canceling your appointment if unable to keep it.**

After completing the necessary form(s) and self-scheduling your appointment in the secure Patient Portal, you will receive your appointment confirmation immediately.

Your personalized Zoom Meeting invitation will be sent to you 15 minutes prior to your appointment via Secure Messaging in your Patient Portal.

 Book your appointment now in Patient Portal! 

***There are no night/weekend services and Student Health Services is closed on weekends, holidays, and school breaks. If you are experiencing a physical or mental health emergency, please call 911 immediately or visit your nearest emergency room.***

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Doris Lyonga, MD, MBA

Dr. Doris Lyonga received her medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine in 1975 and an MBA degree from Pepperdine Graziado Business School in 1995. She specializes in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology. Dr. Lyonga joined the Student Health Center in 2015 as the Medical Director.

Nohea Avery, Nurse Practitioner 

Nohea received her Master’s of Nursing from California State University of Dominguez Hills in 2011 and is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She is also an alum of El Camino’s Nursing Program. As a nurse practitioner, she has worked with patients on all parts of the aging spectrum, from infants to the geriatric population, and finds the young adult and college population to be fun and intriguing, while keeping her on her clinical toes. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and son, especially outdoors and at the beach.

Vickie Z Beckwith, RN, MSN, PHN

Vickie completed her MSN degree in Nursing Education at California State University, Dominguez Hills , her School Nurse Services Credential from California State University, Northridge and undergraduate degree from University of California at Los Angeles. She has been a registered nurse for over 25 years. She is passionate about public health and emergency medicine with a special interest in school health as well as community mental health and wellness. She is also a retired Colonel from the United States Air Force where she served as a flight nurse as well as a clinical and mental health educator both nationally and around-the-world.

Holly Fall, Nurse Practitioner

Holly is a Nurse Practitioner who has been in clinical practice since 1984.
She has been on staff at the Health Center since 1991. Her areas of interest are Infectious Diseases and Dermatology.

Deborah Herzik, Family Nurse Practitioner 

Deborah is a Family Nurse Practitioner and has been working at El Camino College Student Health since 1996. In addition to working here in the Student Health Services, she has spent time teaching in the Nursing Department and also worked in a variety of clinics throughout rural California. No matter where the setting, she brings caring and advocacy for her patients and believes in a holistic approach to health and wellness. Deb's practice is very much geared to engaging with patients and working together as a team to achieve their highest level of well-being possible. She loves working with college students and is forever moved by their resourcefulness, strength, resiliency, and humanity in these very challenging times!

Aileen Kizlinski, Family Nurse Practitioner-BC, MSN

Aileen is a licensed NP since 2003 and has been working with Student Health Services at ECC since 2017. In addition to working at ECC, she teaches in a nursing program for a local university. Her areas of interest are health promotion and education. She has years of experience working with a diverse clientele and enjoys working with college students.

Anna Ngo, BSN, RN

Anna is a new SHS nurse this semester with over 8 years of experience as a nurse. She graduated from CSU Long Beach with her BSN and also works in the inpatient setting with oncology patients. An artist at heart, she spends her time teaching ceramics, traveling and competing in triathlons.

Julie Poepoe, DNP, FNP-BC

Julie is board certified as a Family NP. She received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from UCSF in 2020 and her MSN/Family Nurse Practitioner from the UCLA in 2003. She has been with ECC Student Health Center since 2012 and is passionate about preventative medicine and offering an individualized approach to patient care.

Ellen Schmidt-Olaivar, Nurse Practitioner

Ellen has worked as a Nurse Practitioner and RN/NP educator for 28 years. She graduated from University of Hawaii and CSULB. Her passion in education and health care started at Kapiolani Community College and then here at El Camino College, where she found herself and gained skills and support to complete her career goals. Ellen has worked at El Camino College since 1996.

Sandra Sloan, BSN, RN

Sandra is a registered nurse with a BSN from CSU Dominquez Hills. Previous work experience includes Cardiac ICU at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. New to SHS, Sandra enjoys working with the students and providing care in the outpatient environment.