Student Health services understands that sexual health care can be very personal. We provide sensitive and confidential sexual health services.
Women’s Health Exam
Student Health Services offers well-woman health exams. An appointment can be made by calling the Health Center at 315-228-7750.
Women’s health appointments usually take about 45 minutes and include a physical, breast, and pelvic exam. A Pap smear to screen for cervical changes may also be obtained. If indicated, testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can be done. Any questions and concerns about menstrual cycle, anatomy, sexuality, contraceptive methods, and STI protection may also be discussed. Men’s Health Exam
Routine men’s health exams are encouraged; appointments can be made by calling the Health Center at 315-228-7750. Time is also given to address questions, teach testicular self-examination, and to discuss sexuality, contraception, and STI protection.
Additional information and resources can be found through the cdc
website. Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Testing & Counseling
Students concerned about possible exposure to STIs should contact the Student Health Center at 315-228-7750 to speak with a staff member who will answer any questions or to schedule an appointment with a health care provider for further evaluation, testing, and/or treatment as indicated. STI testing costs range from $15 - $60. Remember that STI testing is strictly confidential. Student Health Services values your privacy. STI testing costs range from $1 to $60, or a student's health insurance can be utilized. Contraceptive Counseling
Women interested in contraception options should call for an appointment with a health care provider to discuss options. The Student Health Center sells a selection of oral contraceptive pills for $15 per cycle (month).
The Student Health Center provides free condoms – please help yourself – they are located just inside the lobby and in every exam room. Free condoms are also available at the Satellite Clinic when it is open. Emergency Contraception
Plan B is available at the main Student Health Center at a cost of $20. It is available during our regular business hours, six days a week. To receive Plan B, please contact the main health center at 315-228-7750. The nurse will obtain a history, provide information about the use and side-effects of Plan B, and discuss contraception and transmission of STIs. Plan B is also available without a prescription at local pharmacies, for about double the cost.
Plan B is used to prevent pregnancy. Ideally, it should be given as soon after unprotected intercourse as possible. It is most effective when given within 72 hours, but can be taken for up to 5 days after unprotected intercourse. To learn more about Plan B, please visit www.planbonestep.com
If you are unsure whether you need Plan B, call student health services at 315-228-7750 as soon as possible and ask to speak with a staff member. We will help you assess your situation. Pregnancy Testing
The Student Health Center offers urine pregnancy testing at a cost of $5. Students wishing to be tested should make an appointment at the main health center by calling 315-228-7750, or may walk in to the Satellite Center
. Results are immediately available. Testing is most effective and accurate two weeks from the date of unprotected intercourse.
The Student Health Center offers pregnancy counseling to discuss your options.