Sexual and Reproductive Health
The Student Health and Wellness Center offers a variety of sexual health services, including contraceptive services, pregnancy testing and counseling, testing for sexually-transmitted infections, and more.
The SHWC offers a variety of birth control methods, including:
- Aubra (replaced Lutera) ($11)
- Chateal (replaced Levora) ($11)
- Lyza ($11)
- Medroxy-progesterone, IM ($93)
- Mirena IUC (school-sponsored health insurance only)
- Nexplanon (school-sponsored health insurance only)
- Nuva Ring ($137)
- Paragard IUC (school-sponsored health insurance only)
- Tarina Fe ($11)
- Trinessa ($14)
- Trinessa Lo ($16)
SHWC now offers Mirena IUC, Nexplanon, and Paragard; however, these services are only available to students with the school-sponsored health insurance plan, CHP.
Birth Control Refills
Students who have been prescribed birth control from the SHWC can conveniently refill prescriptions using the online contraceptive refill form on the Pyramed Health WebPortal. Please allow 48-72 business hours for each request to be processed. If there are any issues processing the request, students will receive a secure message via the Pyramed Health WebPortal.
Students seeking emergency contraception must first schedule an appointment with a SHWC provider. The SWHC offers two types of emergency contraception appointments:
- A 30 minute appointment with a provider that includes contraceptive counseling in addition to providing medication
- A 20 minute appointment with a registered nurse to only provide medication
The SHWC offers the medication Opcicon One-Step ($11) for emergency contraception, with must be taken 48-72 hours after unprotected intercourse. If students are unable to make it to the SHWC, emergency contraception can be purchased over the counter at a local drug store for individuals 17 years or older.
Testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections
The SHWC offers confidential testing for several sexually transmitted infections, including:
- Hepatitis B and C
- Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
If interested in testing for an STI that is not listed above, please schedule an appointment with a provider.
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The SHWC offers the Gardasil vaccine, which protects against the Human Papillomavirus. HPV vaccines are given as a series of three doses over the course of six months. This vaccine is free with the school-sponsored health insurance plan.
For detailed information regarding HPV, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s HPV website.