FAQ's and Resources
 

Student Health Services

HEALTH CENTER


FAQ's

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.

 

Resources

 

On Campus:

Student Health and Wellness Center

2nd Floor Wayne Hall

610-436-2509

 

Websites:

Centers for Disease Control

Planned Parenthood Federation of America: Sexually Transmitted Infections

Go Ask Alice!: Sexual Health (A service of Columbia University's Student Health Services)

American Social Health Association: Facts and Answers about STI's

 

Free rapid HIV testing is available at:

Philadelphia Department of Health

Broad and Lombard Sts.

Philadelphia, Pa

215-685-6570

Mazzoni Center (By Appointment Only)

1201 Chestnut Street, 3rd floor

Philadelphia, Pa

215-563-0652

BEBASHI

1217 Spring Garden Street 1st Floor

Philadelphia, Pa

215-769-3561

Other:

Smarter Sex Tool Kit - Digital copy of the smarter sex tool kit available in the Wellness Center.