Emergencies & After Hours
Information for Patients
Health Insurance Information and Billing
Student Health Advisory Committee
Peer Health Education
Health Care for UMD Employees
Annual Gynecology Exams
Annual gynecology exams are individualized based on the age of a patient and their health history. The first Pap Smear is recommended at age 21. Chlamydia screening is recommended on a yearly basis for all sexually active women under the age of 25. An annual gynecology exam may include blood pressure check, breast and pelvic exam, Pap smear, and screening for vaginal infections and STIs.
Evaluation of other gynecologic concerns is also available.
Condoms are available at the Health Services' registration desk, and in the waiting rooms throughout the clinic. If you require non-latex condoms due to an allergy to latex, please ask.
Our providers can recommend and prescribe an appropriate method of birth control.
Prescriptions for oral contraceptives (birth control pills) can be filled through the Health Services dispensary. Patients must first meet with a medical provider to obtain a prescription. Depo-Provera injections are done by appointment. If this is a follow-up injection, please bring documentation of the previous injection with you for your appointment.
Birth Control Pills
Oral Contraceptive Refills
Requests for oral contraceptive refills can be made by calling Health Services at 218-726-7865. At the voice mail prompt, leave your name, student ID number, phone number, name of contraception, and the number of cycles (months) needed. Please give 48 hours notice whenever possible. During the summer, birth control refills will be available for refill and pick up on Mondays and Thursdays only, 9am-3pm.
For more information about the pap test, click here: www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Detection/Pap-test
For more information about sexually transmitted diseases, click here: www.ashastd.org
Wondering what birth control method might be a good fit for you?
Confidential pregnancy testing is available through the Health Services department. The pregnancy test (urine or blood based) can detect a pregnancy 14 days following intercourse, even before a late period.
Treatment of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
Women experiencing urinary tract infection symptoms can receive same-day treatment through Health Services. Women experiencing abnormal vaginal discharge should schedule an appointment with a medical provider.
Emergency contraceptives are used to prevent pregnancy after unprotected intercourse or contraceptive failure (e.g., when a condom breaks). Emergency contraception is available at Health Services. If you are under 15, a brief medical visit will be required.
What is Emergency Contraception?
Plan B (the most commonly used form of Emergency Contraception) is a medication used to prevent pregnancy after sexual intercourse has occurred.
When should Emergency Contraception be used?
How do the Emergency Contraception Pills work?
Plan B prevents pregnancy by preventing ovulation (the release of the egg by the ovary) from occurring, or by not allowing the fertilized egg to attach to the uterus.
What if I am already pregnant and don't know it?
If you are already pregnant, Emergency Contraception will NOT harm the fetus. Plan B can only prevent a pregnancy. It cannot cause an abortion.
What else should I know about Emergency Contraception?
How can I obtain Emergency Contraception (Plan B) at Health Services?
Plan B is available without prescription at the front desk of Health Services for women and men 15 and older. Plan B at Health Services costs $22.
Where can I obtain Emergency Contraception (Plan B) when Health Services is closed?
If you are 15 or older it is available at most pharmacies. You do not need a prescription.
If you are under the age of 15 you can contact Planned Parenthood at 218-722-0833.