Women's Health Services

Self-Directed Testing for sexually transmitted infections is available at Student Health without a provider appointment!
Read more here.

Routine gynecological exams, Emergency Contraception, pap smears, pregnancy testing and counseling services, evaluations of gynecological problems, sexually transmitted disease checks, HPV vaccine, and sexual health services are all available at Student Health Services. Call your Primary Care Provider group or (858) 534-8089 to schedule an appointment.

All services are provided in a supportive, sensitive atmosphere. Our services are completely confidential - your medical records are NEVER released without your written consent. Refer to the Cost of Services page for a list of fees.

Online Videos

Annual Exam & Pap Smear for Women
Windows version; Mac version

Decision Making & Birth Control
Windows version; Mac version

HPV Videos
HPV Informational Videos

Sexual Health Info Sessions

Sexual health information classes conducted by Student Health Advocates (SHAs) are offered throughout the academic quarters. Click on the link for days and times.

During summer and quarter breaks, you can access an online version of the Info Session here. When you finish viewing the document, print this short quiz to bring with you to your appointment.

Both men and women are highly encouraged to attend the class and it is required for women requesting an initial pap smear/pelvic exam. There is no charge for this service and you do not need an appointment.

Emergency Contraception Info

You may now obtain ECPs directly from the SHS pharmacy without first visiting a provider. Just check in at the pharmacy counter.

The Emergency Contraceptive Pill(ECP), previously called the Morning After Pill, is a method of preventing a pregnancy from occurring after an incident of unprotected intercourse or contraceptive failure. Studies show ECPs greatly reduce the chance of pregnancy by delaying ovulation, preventing fertilization, and by interfering with the implantation of a fertilized egg in the uterine lining.

The pills have shown to be effective up to 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected intercourse. It is best to take the pills within 11 hours after unprotected intercourse or contraceptive failure.

You can also ask your health care provider to give you a prescription for ECPs in advance.

If you need assistance or have concerns of an urgent nature, please call us at (858) 534-8089 any weekday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. You can email general questions to: studenthealth@ucsd.edu.

Review this brochure titled "Contraceptive Comparisons" for more detailed information.

During times when our office is closed, you may contact the Emergency Contraception Hotline through their website or by phone (888) NOT2LATE.

Links to Women's Health Information

These brochures can be viewed or downloaded and printed: