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Women's Health

Student Health and Wellness offers many women's health services. Some are listed below with descriptions. Fees are applied and are subject to change. Call the office to ask about any particular services not listed below.

Well Woman Exams

Annual female exams (pap/pelvic exam) may be scheduled by appointment. Student Health and Wellness now offers the liquid-based pap. The liquid-based pap is a newer technology and if the pap is abnormal, further testing for Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) can be conducted and further follow-up will depend on those results. A breast exam is included with the Well Women Exams.

Contraceptive counseling and information

Contraceptive counseling is available by scheduling a nurse practitioner visit. Contraception options that can be prescribed at Student Health & Wellness include the birth control pill, Depo-Provera (the shot), Nuva Ring, and Ortho Evera (the patch). Referrals can be given for intrauterine device (IUD) and Implantation. Prescriptions can be filled at any retail pharmacy.

Emergency Contraception

Emergency Contraception (the morning after pill) consists of one dose of hormones that are given to decrease the likelihood of pregnancy when unprotected intercourse has occurred. It is most effective if taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse but can be effective up to 120 hours. Emergency contraception is currently available in Student Health and Wellness, no appointment or exam is required.

Pregnancy testing and counseling

Pregnancy Testing is available for a minimal fee. No appointment is required.

Vaginal Discharge

All women have some vaginal discharge.  Normal discharge may appear clear, cloudy white, and/or yellowish when dry on clothing.  It may also contain white flecks and at times may be thin and stringy.  Changes in normal discharge can occur for many reasons, including menstrual cycle, emotional stressors, nutritional status, pregnancy, usage of medications-including birth control pills, and sexual arousal.

  • A vaginal yeast infection produces a thick white discharge, similar to cottage cheese in texture that can cause itching. There is no charge for this test.
  • Bacterial vaginosis is an overgrowth of vaginal bacteria and produces a thin, white discharge, often with a fishy odor. There is no charge for this test.
  • Trichomonas vaginalis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a protozoa that produces a white to green discharge with a fishy odor. Trichomonas is an STI. There is not charge for this test.
  • Vaginal discharge can also be caused by gonorrhea or Chlamydia, which are sexually transmitted infections. There is a fee for this test.

Call or make an appointment to further discuss and be evaluated for any of these infections.