Sexual and Reproductive Health

To make an appointment, call (615) 322-2427

Women’s Health Exams
We offer comprehensive gynecological care appointments including:

  • Physical exams and Pap smears
  • Family Planning counseling
  • Routine STD testing (see below)
  • Birth control management
    • Birth control assessment and prescriptions
    • Depo-Provera shots
    • IUD pre-insertion consultation and referrals
  • Emergency contraception
    • Plan B (morning after pill)
    • Emergency contraception can be dispensed to an intimate partner
  • Counseling for pregnant students
  • Evaluation of abnormal PAP smears with colposcopy and cervical biopsies

 

Men’s Health Exams
We offer comprehensive primary care appointments including:

  • Routine physical exams –Please fill out the Health History Form and bring to your appointment
  • Routine STD testing (see below)

 

HIV and STD Testing and Treatment
Confidential STD and HIV testing are available to all students. STD and HIV testing can be paid for at the time of the visit (i.e., no insurance billing) or the medical center can bill your private health insurance plan.  Each plan has different levels of coverage, so we ask that each patient check with his/her individual plan ahead of time to determine coverage levels.  NOTE: If a student is on a parental plan, and decides to bill that insurance, an EOB (Explanation of Benefits) will go home to parents, and that EOB will outline which tests the student had. For this reason, many students elect to pay Student Health directly and forgo insurance billing.

Gallagher student health insurance covers many of the STD tests, with the co-pays ranging from $0 to $8 per test, depending on the student’s age and gender (in compliance with the Affordable Care Act provisions regarding coverage).  Students will receive an EOB directly from Gallagher and no EOB will be sent home to parents.

Test Out of Pocket Cost (no insurance bill) Cost if Enrolled in Student Health Insurance (Gallagher)
Chlamydia (oral, anal, vaginal, penile) $10 per test $0 or $10 per test*
Gonorrhea (oral, anal, vaginal, penile)  $10 per test $0 or $10 per test*
HIV $10 $0
Syphilis (blood) $10 $0

*Affordable Care Act mandates for insurance coverage by test, patient age, and patient gender

Please make an appointment with one of our health care providers to discuss your specific needs.

 

HIV Pre-Exposure and Post-Exposure Treatment and Evaluation
Our physicians and nurse practitioners are experienced in the evaluation and treatment of patients exposed to HIV, so confidential visits to discuss pre and post-exposure HIV medications are welcomed.  We do not carry these medications at Student Health but can write a prescription that can be filled in a local pharmacy.  Prescriptions for prophylactic medications may or may not be covered by your insurance so each student will need to check with his/her individual insurance carrier to determine this benefit.  The Gallagher student health insurance does cover these medications with a co-pay in the pharmacy.  Please make an appointment with one of our health care providers to discuss your specific needs.

Student exposed to HIV (or have had a high risk but unknown exposure such as sexual assault) should start medication as soon as possible after exposure.  Students should contact Student Health for a same-day appointment or if after-hours (and without access to Student Health within 12 hours), students should contact the after-hours emergency line at 615-322-2427.

 

Sexual Assault
The Student Health healthcare providers are trained in the medical evaluation and treatment of all students who have sustained a sexual assault.  Our providers are also a confidential source. Students should call 615-322-2254 and request a same-day appointment.  Services provided include:

STD testing and treatment

Post-Exposure HIV treatment and assessment

Emergency Contraception

Referrals (as guided by the student’s desires) to other on-campus resources, including:

            The Psychological and Counseling Center

            Project Safe  (Center for Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response)

            Margaret Cunninggim Women’s Center 

            K.C. Potter House

            Student Accountability, Community Standards, and Academic Integrity

            Vanderbilt Police Department