Granite Falls Health announces the addition of two medical providers slated to join the team in the coming months. Psychologist Jane Van Sickle will join Granite Falls Health on Aug. 1. She will provide behavioral health services for children, adolescents, adults and families, offering care for conditions like depression, anxiety, stress/anger management, relationship concerns, eating disorders, trauma and more. She will begin seeing patients on Aug. 7, and appointments are being accepted now. Van Sickle has nearly 20 years of experience working in the behavioral health field. She holds a master’s degree in guidance and counseling from the University of Wisconsin, Stout in Menomonie, Wisc. and a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, Calif. She is currently completing her doctorate.

Physician Assistant Kate Scheffler specializes in family medicine and will join Granite Falls Health this fall. As a family medicine provider, Scheffler will care for people of all ages providing routine wellness exams, immunizations, medication management and care for injuries, illnesses and chronic conditions. Scheffler is a Granite Falls native and will return to the area after completing her master’s degree in physician assistant studies at Concordia University in Mequon, Wisc. During her training, she has completed some of her clinical rotations at Granite Falls Health.

She also spent six years working as an Emergency Medical Technician for Granite Falls Health. Van Sickle and Scheffler will join Vicky Moe, MD and Tamala Schmitz, CNP, at Granite Falls Health. All are employed through Avera Medical Group as part of a professional services agreement between Granite Falls Health and Avera designed to strengthen local access to care. “We are pleased to welcome these professionals to our facility and our community,” said Granite Falls Health CEO Tom Kooiman. “The growth of our team will help us ensure that area residents can access timely, quality care close to home.”