Our Medical Services staff specializing in sexual and reproductive health includes a gynecologist, nurse practitioners, a registered nurse and health care technicians who provide care in a safe environment so you can stay healthy and comfortable.
We provide care to students of all gender identities and sexual orientations.
Our Services Include:
- Annual exams and preventive care
- Sexual health exams for students of all gender identities and sexual orientations
- Birth control consultations and prescriptions: pills, Depo-Provera injections, diaphragm and cervical cap fittings, Nexplanon, and IUD insertions
- Clinical breast exams
- Emergency contraception prescriptions when required by insurance (also available without a prescription in the pharmacy)
- Gynecological services including treatment for abnormal vaginal bleeding, pelvic pain, uterine fibroids, female sexual dysfunction, endometriosis and menopause
- HPV vaccinations
- Minor gynecological surgical procedures
- Pap tests (typically age 21 and older) and follow up such as colposcopy, cryotherapy, and LEEP procedures
- Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention: counseling and prescription initiation
- Pregnancy testing (walk-in) and counseling of options
- Reproductive services including preconception counseling and early pregnancy care
- Resources and care for victims of sexual assault
- Transgender patient care and hormone therapy
- LGBTQ+ care
- Treatment for urinary tract infections and vaginal concerns such as yeast, bacterial and viral infections
Information on a Sexual Assault Nurse Examination (SANE).
There are lots of reasons to schedule a sexual and reproductive health appointment. It’s important to come in for an annual wellness exam at least once a year and to get tested for STIs every 6 months or anytime you have a new partner. As some infections and health conditions may not have symptoms, these check-ups ensure that you stay healthy and receive any treatment early on to prevent complications.
If you’re experiencing any symptoms, like unusual discharge, itchiness, frequent urination or burning while urinating, it’s important to come in and speak with a provider as soon as possible. If you’re interested in birth control or hormone therapy, it’s also good to schedule an initial consultation and any follow-up visits.
While walk-in care is available for some services (like pregnancy testing), making an appointment in advance is recommended to protect your privacy and reduce your wait time.
It’s normal to feel apprehensive about a visit with a healthcare provider. Knowing what to expect and preparing for the visit can help.
During the Visit
Most visits will begin with a conversation with your healthcare provider. They may ask about your sexual and reproductive health history, as well as any issues you may be experiencing. We try to get all the information needed to provide you with the best care possible, and we want you to feel comfortable sharing that with us—we are nonjudgmental, specially trained in college health, and here for you along the way.
Depending on the reason for the visit, your provider may proceed with testing, an examination, or talking through care options. These processes are simple, and depending on the concern at hand, can include taking samples or swabs; if you have questions, your provider will be happy to talk through the specific processes with you.
Results from these tests come back fairly quickly. Your provider will communicate with you about the results from any tests or exams and may recommend a follow-up visit.
You are welcome to reach out to your provider in this ongoing process, too. The online patient portal, MyCUHealth, has a secure messaging feature that allows you to communicate with your provider if you have questions, concerns or want any more information.
Your health is important, and we want you to be empowered to take it on!
Appointments must be cancelled by 5PM the business day before your appointment by calling 303-492-5432.
Late cancellations and missed appointments will result in a $30 charge.