Sexual Health & Wellness
Student Health offers a variety of services related to sexual and reproductive health, including:
- Contraception education and prescription.
- STI education, screening, and treatment.
- Annual STI (sexually transmitted infection) screening is recommended for all sexually active students. More frequent testing is recommended if symptoms develop or if students engage in high-risk sexual behaviors.
- Asymptomatic students who desire gonorrhea & chlamydia testing and do not have a known STI contact should wait 2 weeks after a sexual encounter for the most accurate test results.
- Students who have been notified that their partner has been diagnosed with an STI should be seen in clinic immediately.
- Students may choose to give a urine sample for gonorrhea & chlamydia screening. If a urine test is preferred, do not urinate for 2 hours prior to your appointment.
- Fees include $20 for gonorrhea & chlamydia testing, and $15 for HIV & syphilis testing ($35 total).
- Routine well-woman exams, which include:
- Breast & pelvic exams.
- Pap Smears for cervical cancer screening in students 21 years and older. Women should receive their first pap smear at age 21; if results are normal, pap smears are repeated every 3 years.
- STI testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and HIV.
- The $50 fee for a well-woman exam includes all the services listed above.
- You must call to schedule an appointment. Please state clearly that you are requesting a well-woman exam or pap. Click on the link or scroll down for scheduling details.
- HPV vaccine education and administration. HPV vaccines protect against cervical cancer and genital warts in males and females. Check to see if you are eligible for free or discounted Gardasil vaccines during a scheduled appointment or walk-in immunization hours.
- Pregnancy testing and counseling. Urine pregnancy tests performed in clinic are available at no cost.
- Evaluation and treatment of common women's health issues, such as vaginal symptoms and infections, menstrual disorders, urinary tract infections, and breast complaints.
- Specialist referrals as needed.
Scheduling An Appointment
- For routine well-woman exams, students must call the clinic in order to schedule an appointment.
- Due to high demand, plan to schedule your well-woman exam at least two to three weeks in advance.
- If you miss two well-woman exams during a semester, you will not be able to reschedule for another well-woman exam until the following semester.
- Appointments for other sexual health issues must be scheduled by phone.
- Avoid scheduling well woman exams or STI screening during your menses, as this could affect test results.