Student Health Services
If I come in for STI testing, will my parents find out?
No, your medical information is confidential and cannot be released to others without your permission.
I would like to get birth control. Can I get it from the Student Health Center?
Yes, you can get birth control from the Student Health Center. To find out how to get it, click here.
I have my own gynecologist but would like to receive my birth control pills from WCU. How can I do that?
If you've had an annual gynecological exam within the last year, you must first have the results submitted to the Health Center. You will then have a consultation (a $10 fee) with the nurse practitioner about the record and what kind of birth control is appropriate. If it has been over a year, a current gynecological exam is needed. Gynecological exams are available at the Health Center.
If you are are under 21, a pap smear is not needed, but you may still need to get a gynecological exam. If you are 21 or over, a Pap smear and annual gynecological exam are needed.
Student Health and Wellness Center
2nd Floor Wayne Hall
Go Ask Alice!: Sexual Health (A service of Columbia University's Student Health Services)
American Social Health Association: Facts and Answers about STI's
Broad and Lombard Sts.
1201 Chestnut Street, 3rd floor
1217 Spring Garden Street 1st Floor
Smarter Sex Tool Kit - Digital copy of the smarter sex tool kit available in the Wellness Center.