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Women's Clinic

Staff

The services are provided by registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and a female physician who has undergone special training in women’s health care. Medical and gynecological physician consultants are available.

Who is eligible to use the Women's Clinic?

All undergraduate and graduate students who have paid University Fees are eligible to use the Women’s Clinic. Spouses of students who have paid an additional spouse fee are also eligible. Patients need to show a valid student ID and a medical insurance card at the medical reception desk when they check in for each visit.

Services

The Women's Clinic Offers:

  • Advice nurse available to answer your questions at (860) 486-3427
  • Routine exams including Pap smear
    If you have had physical exam & Pap smear done within the past year, we can review those records, and may accept them in place of our physical and Pap smear. You may then get your pills here through the Women’s clinic. Please have your provider fax a copy of the notes from your last GYN exam and cytology report of your Pap smear to the Women’s Clinic fax at (860) 486-5300.
  • Breast self exam instructions and breast checks
  • Contraceptive education and counseling, Condoms are always available for free
  • Prescriptions for all contraception - diaphragms, birth control pills and Depo-Provera injection, Nuvaring and Nexplanon.
  • Diagnosis and treatment of vaginal infection
  • Diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases
  • Work-up, treatment of referral for amenorrhea (i.e., lack of periods of abnormal periods)
  • Diagnosis and treatment of premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Pregnancy options counseling including referrals for obstetric services, pregnancy termination, adoption, and other counseling services.
  • Pre- and post-abortion counseling and physical exams
  • Referral to a gynecologist as indicated
  • HPV vaccine (Gardasil)
  • Colposcopy & biopsy of the cervix to check abnormal Pap tests
  • Confidential HIV testing and counseling
  • Plan B (Morning After Pill / Emergency Contraception) is now available "Over the Counter" for purchase by anyone (female or male) 17 years old and over. You can obtain this from the Student Health Service’s Pharmacy, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    • You must bring a drivers license to show date of birth.
    • Plan B can also be obtained Saturday and Sunday 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at the Advice Nurse desk on the first floor.
Sexual Assault
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The Women’s Clinic is an integral part of the University of Connecticut community response team. If a victim presents within 72 hours, weekdays during clinic hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday) the Women’s Clinic can:

  • Arrange for a sexual assault crisis counselor to meet with student to help her review her options as well as provide crisis counseling.
  • Arrange for transportation to the Windham Hospital emergency department should a patient opt for evidence collection* (all done free of charge.) Any medication prescribed there may be obtained free of charge at Student Health Services.
  • Arrange for a free examination at Health Services if the patient does not wish evidence collection. She can also receive free STD testing, free antibiotic medications to prevent STD’s and emergency contraception as well as referral to other campus resources that may be of benefit.

If a victim presents during an evening/night shift or weekend days, she is offered the opportunity to speak with an SAC (sexual assault crisis) counselor (in person or via telephone) and again transportation will be arranged to Windham Hospital emergency room if evidence collection is desired. If the patient does not wish this, she is encouraged to contact the Women’s Clinic the next day or Monday A.M. (if weekend) for a free exam, testing medication and referrals. These services are available even if the patient presents after 72 hours post assault.

* Evidence collection which consists of taking samples of bodily fluids, hair, vaginal, oral, and anal swabs, and blood samples is encouraged if there is any chance the victim may wish to pursue the assault through the legal system or if she is unsure of what she wishes to do. Again the evidence collection is free at Windham Hospital emergency room and any prescriptions may be filled here at Student Health Services at no charge.

YOU MAY OBTAIN THESE SERVICES WITHOUT ANY OBLIGATION TO PRESS CHARGES. If you have any questions or are unsure of what to do, please contact the 24-hour advice nurse by calling (860) 486-4700.

Additional Information

There is a fee for most of our services. You MUST bring your insurance information at the time of your appointment. Our business office now accepts cash, personal check, credit card or Husky Bucks. Please note: Any patient that does not show up for a scheduled appointment will be charged a fee.

Patients are asked to complete a health history with some very explicit questions. These help us in evaluating your health risks. You are not obligated to answer any questions which make you feel uncomfortable.

Our pharmacy is not a retail pharmacy; therefore only prescriptions written by a Student Health Services staff clinician can be filled there. Our Pharmacy also sells non-prescription items (e.g. yeast medications, spermicidal products, reality condoms, etc.)

Charges for Laboratory procedures (e.g. pregnancy tests, STD tests) may go on your fee bill as "Lab Miscellaneous", or they may be submitted to your insurance company.

Contraceptives may go on your fee bill as "Pharmacy Charges" if you wish.

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Our Mission

Routine health care for women is important. The goal of the Women’s Clinic is to meet the health needs of all female student, regardless of whether or not they are sexually active and regardless of sexual orientation. This goal is met through a comprehensive program of education, physical assessment, treatment and counseling.

Our staff members take great pride in celebrating diversity.

Women's Clinic Hours

The Women's Clinic is open during the academic year.
Hours during the academic year are:
Monday through Friday
8:30am – 4:30pm
Patients are seen by appointment only.
Emergencies are scheduled the same day.

PLEASE NOTE:

Most services are not available during Summer break.

For information specific to your healthcare needs, please consult with your provider prior to the end of Spring Semester or call the Advice Nurse.

Contact Information

University of Connecticut
Division of Student Affairs
Student Health Services
Women's Clinic
234 Glenbrook Rd, Unit 2011
Storrs, CT 06269-2011

Appointment Desk: (860) 486-2719
Advice Nurse: (860) 486-4700

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