Obstetrical and Gynecological Care
Student Health continues to provide reproductive health services and all forms of contraceptive counseling to our patients.
Student Health Services provides the following women’s health services free of charge:
- “Well Woman” examS for students, spouses and domestic partners are performed at Student Health Services, along with contraception advice at no charge. Student should avoid scheduling Well Women exams during their period. If a student’s period starts 48 hours prior to your appointment, they should call to reschedule.
- Breast screenings
- Birth control advice
- Emergency contraception (EC)
- Pregnancy testing, counseling and referrals
- Sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing
- IUD check
Complications are referred to an off-campus obstetrics and gynecology practice within the Student Health Services network. Students will be responsible for a co-payment of $20, collected at the time of visit.
Student Health Services pharmacy shall provide the following FDA approved generic contraceptive methods free of charge: Caziant, Gianvi, Lutera, Microgestin FE 1.5/30, Microgestin FE1/20, Mononessa, Nora- BE 28, Quasense, Reclipsen, Trinessa, Zarah, Ortho Evra Patch, Medroxyprogesterone (Depo-Provera. If, however, a generic version is not medically appropriate as determined by the attending provider, students may qualify for reasonable medical management. For questions regarding switching to a new method of birth control, students can call the nursing staff at (314) 362-3523.
Students should also call Student Health for contraceptive choice center referrals to obtain $0 cost share IUD. The following IUDs are covered at 100% through Contraceptive Choice Center: Liletta,Cooper, Paragard, Nexplanon, Femcap, and Ortho-Diaphragam. Student Health will not approve an IUD replacement until the expiration date has been met. Mirena and Skyla are available upon request, patient responsibility $250.00
Emergency Contraception Pills (EC)
Emergency contraception pills (often referred to as the “morning after” pill) can prevent pregnancy by temporarily stopping your ovaries from releasing an egg. If your body has already started ovulating, EC pills may not be effective. This is why it is important to take the EC pill as soon as possible after unprotected sex.
Emergency contraception pills may be used as needed, but they should not be substituted for regular, non-emergency birth control methods because they are not as effective or affordable.
Please note that EC pills are not the same as the abortion pill (also called medication abortion). Mifepristone, formerly known as RU-486 and sometimes called “the abortion pill,” is a drug that induces abortion when administered in early pregnancy. EC pills are used to prevent a pregnancy, not end one. EC pills do not cause or induce an abortion.
If you are looking for information on abortion access, the Missouri Family Health Council’s abortion care resources page is one available source for you to consider.
Multiple choices exist for contraception. Please visit one of the following websites for detailed information on all of the contraceptive methods:
ARHP (Association of Reproductive Health Professionals)