Our Nurse Practitioner or physician can provide both routine and problem focused visits in our Health Services Suite. Be assured that confidentiality is maintained for all visits to Health Services, including those involving sexual health.
Examples of concerns we treat include:
- Menstrual irregularities
- Routine pap screening beginning at age 21
- Breast discomfort
- Pelvic pain
- Vaginal infections
- Contraceptive counseling
- Urinary tract infections
- Sexually transmitted infections
- Pregnancy testing
- Emergency contraception
- Birth control
The cost of a routine Women’s Health exam is $20. If a pap test is performed, there will be a separate charge from the laboratory. In most cases, lab fees can be billed to insurance. Students may be referred off-campus for some diagnostic procedures such as ultrasound, and charges will be the responsibility of the student.
Testing for Chlamydia is strongly recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) for all sexually active women age 24 and younger. No exam is needed if the only service requested is Chlamydia & Gonorrhea screening. There is a lab fee for the test which can be billed to insurance or paid for by the student.
The USPSTF also strongly recommends HIV screening for adolescents and adults aged 15 to 65, regardless of sexual activity. Health Services offers two types of HIV testing: Oral Swab or blood test. Charges for HIV testing are billed directly to the patient or their insurance company.
Further testing for sexually transmitted infections is recommended based upon risk factors such as number of sexual partners, recent change in sexual partner and high risk sexual behaviors. The Nurse Practitioner or physician can make recommendations for further testing based on a confidential interview.
Confidentiality regarding your visit to Health Services is strictly maintained. We cannot release any information without your written consent. This includes parents and other health care providers. If you would like us to be able to discuss your care with anyone, you must sign a release of information in our office. Services billed to your student account appear only as a Health Services charge, without a description of the reason for the visit or the detail of the charges.
However, be aware that if you are submitting your lab fees to insurance, often the insurance company sends a detailed explanation of payment for services to the policy holder (often a parent). This may include the name of the tests performed.
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