Appointments are available Monday and Thursday afternoon by calling ext. 2319.
- Well women check-ups (annual Pap and breast exams) with gynecologist or nurse practitioner. See "more information" below.
- Concern with periods (heavy bleeding, irregularity, or no period)
- Consultations about contraceptives
- Prescriptions for contraceptions (some can be purchased at the Wellness Center)
- Consultations, referrals as needed regarding other female issues
- Testing for STD's
- Emergency Contraceptive Pill
- Condoms and dental dams are also available
- Additionally, the nursing staff is available to meet with individuals or groups of students to discuss gynecological issues and answer any questions. Call ext. 2319 to schedule an appointment or meeting about women's health.
We have a "Women's Bodies" video available online or on loan to help answer your questions. This is especially helpful to view before your first pelvic exam. The content includes information on a well woman exam, STD, options for contraception, and frequently asked questions. Pick up a copy of the Women's Health Video at the front desk of the Student Wellness Center before your scheduled appointment.
Several types of oral contraceptives and the Nuva Ring can be purchased by prescription. Condoms and dental dams are also available.
Additionally, the nursing staff is available to meet with groups of students to discuss specific gynecological issues and answer any questions. Call ext. 2319 to schedule a dorm talk or house meeting about any aspects of Women's Health.
It is recommended yearly to have a female exam. The exam is based on your medical history and your age. As part of this important yearly exam a doctor or nurse practitioner will assess a woman's reproductive organs along with part of your regular checkup. They will let you know if the exam revealed anything unusual, any next steps or follow up that may be needed and lab tests that might be indicated.
The exam does not take long, perhaps 15 minutes. Your exam will include the nurse taking your blood pressure and recording your height and weight. Your doctor or nurse practitioner may listen to your heart and lungs or perform a breast exam. Depending on your age and medical history, or if you are having any symptoms such as unusual vaginal discharge or pelvic pain, your health care provider may recommend a pelvic exam or additional labs.