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All registered female-bodied students may access the following gynecological and reproductive health services at SHS. These services are provided by SHS physicians (MD), nurse practitioners (NP), registered nurses (RN) and clinical or medical assistants.
- Birth Control
- Birth Control Refills
- Emergency Contraception (morning after pill)
- Gynecological medical evaluations, care and treatment
- Pregnancy tests and options
- Preventive health care
- Online Resources
How to help you choose and use a birth control method that fits your lifestyle and to also address questions that may come up. You need an appointment but NOT an exam to get a prescription for birth control. Find out more information about different methods.
If eligible, students may enroll in Family PACT which covers the cost of many family planning services such as birth control, emergency contraception, and preventive gynecological exams.
- Birth Control Pills
- The Patch (Ortho-Evra)
- Ring (Nuva Ring)
- Implant (Nexplanon)
- Depo shot (Depo-provera)
- IUD (Intrauterine Device – Mirena, Paragard, and soon Skyla)
- External condoms
If you are satisfied with your current birth control method (Pill, Ring, Patch or Depo-Provera) and need a refill OR if you want to re-start a birth control method you had previously been satisfied with, then make a Birth Control Refill appointment online via myHealth.
If you have questions or problems with your birth control method, please make a "women’s health appointment" through myHealth.
Please check if you have any remaining refills at the Student Health Service Pharmacy.
Emergency Contraception is available at the Student Health Services Pharmacy after you see one of our providers or nurses for a prescription. Emergency contraception is also known as the ‘morning after pill," Plan B, Next Choice, or Ella. If you are enrolled in Family PACT, the cost of emergency contraception will be covered.
Resources for emergency contraception when the health center is closed:
- You can purchase it at most pharmacies without a prescription.
- www.Not-2-late.com for listings of pharmacies near you
- SF City Clinic online prescription click on Plan B and follow instructions to send a prescription to a nearby pharmacy. You can use your FamilyPACT card to receive Plan B at no cost to you.
- At SHS, you may go directly to the Lab for a pregnancy test (no appointment needed);
- OR you may purchase the test from the SHS Pharmacy;
- OR you may wait to speak to a Nurse before having them order the test for you
- Counseling regarding options and referrals for services
- Vaginal bumps, unusual discharge or other symptoms
- Menstrual or vaginal bleeding issues
- Breast issues
- Sexually transmitted infection (STI) or exposure –we can screen you!
- Menopausal symptoms
- Pap smears after age 21 and abnormal Pap smear follow-up (NOTE: you must call the clinic at 415-338-1251 to set up a Pap smear appointment)
- Gynecological exams are for those at least 21 years old
- Screening for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) - recommended at least once a year for sexually active female-bodied students <25 years old even if no symptoms
- Safer sex information
- Birth control methods – what is available and how to choose
- Sexuality issues
- Preconception counseling
General Women's Health
Lesbian and Bisexual Women's Health
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)