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Reproductive Health Services

Reproductive Health Services offers confidential, accessible, compassionate reproductive health care to UC San Diego students. 

Experienced nurse practitioners and physicians provide birth control, emergency contraception, cervical cancer screening, breast exams, STI testing and treatment, gynecology problem visits, UTI visits, pregnancy testing and options counseling, vaccines, and sexual health support. 

We specialize in helping you choose the best contraceptive option for you. Students have access to a wide range of birth control methods, including IUD’s, the implant, contraceptive pills, patches and rings, Depo Provera, barrier methods, and emergency contraception. 

Sexual health information sessions are available for anyone interested in learning more about the reproductive system, contraception, and STI’s. We strongly recommend that students who have never had contraception counseling and/or a gynecological exam review the Sexual Health Info PowerPoint prior to their visit.

Walk-in pregnancy and STI testing are available at the SHS lab without an office visit. Most lab testing is free for students with UC SHIP; modest lab fees are charged for those who have waived SHIP. 

Referrals for specialty gynecologists, obstetricians and midwives, physical therapy, and reproductive imaging are arranged as needed. Additional counseling and support services are available with student health clinical social workers and psychologists, UCSD Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), and the CARE at Sexual Assault Resource Center.

 Sexual Health Info PowerPoint

Pregnancy Options

Understanding your options is important when making decisions about planned and unplanned pregnancies. Pregnancy options include:

  • Prenatal Care by referral to UCSD Health
  • Medication Abortion at Student Health Services or by referral to UCSD Health
  • Aspiration Abortion by referral to UCSD Health

Schedule an appointment online using MyStudentChart or call (858) 534-3300 with the Nurses’ Clinic for a pregnancy test or to explore pregnancy options.

If you have a positive pregnancy test and would like to schedule a medication abortion appointment at Student Health Services, please send a message to Ask-A-Nurse in MyStudentChart or call (858) 534-2669.

Breast Health

It is important to be familiar with your own breast tissue as you are the best person to detect changes.

If you have any of these changes listed below, please see a medical care provider as soon as possible. You can call Student Health at (858) 534-3300 or the group number for your Primary Care provider.

  • A lump or swelling
  • Skin irritation or dimpling
  • Nipple pain or the nipple turning inward
  • Redness or scaling of the nipple or breast skin
  • A discharge other than breast milk