Sexual Health Resources
The University Health Center provides comprehensive sexual health services. These include, but are not limited to the following:
Breast or testicular exams:
Students can make an appointment with a doctor or nurse practitioner by calling 541-346-2770 to discuss their sexual health and to learn about self breast and testicular exams.
Oregon Contraceptive Care (CCare) is a federal program that provides free birth control and contraceptive services to qualifying men and women. Come to the main reception desk at the health center for more information and to complete an enrollment form, or call the CCare medical billing coordinator at 541-346-2452. CCare enrollment forms can be downloaded from our "Forms" page. Submit completed forms to a receptionist at the Main Reception Desk. Be aware that it can take up to three days to process the enrollment form. You may also visit the Oregon Health Authority website.
The health center provides education about and access to a wide variety of contraceptive methods. Students can go online through myUOHealth student portal to make a $15.00 appointment to meet with a doctor or nurse practitioner, to discuss contraceptive methods and to get a prescription, if necessary, for their contraceptive choice.
Birth control pills and patches can also be prescribed directly by our pharmacists, after at $15.00 consultation. No appointment is necessary. Just stop by the UHC pharmacy Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Emergency Contraception, Plan B and Ella:
Emergency contraception reduces the risk of pregnancy after unprotected sex. Emergency contraception must be taken within 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected intercourse to avoid pregnancy, but the sooner it is taken, the more effective it will be. It will not harm an existing pregnancy.
All students 17 or older, men or women, may purchase Plan B from the pharmacy without a prescription for only $25.00. Plan B loses effectiveness 72 hours after intercourse. Ella requires a prescription, but is much more effective than Plan B between 48 and 120 hours after sex.
Plan B is provided free to students who qualify for CCare or if a student needs it as a result of a sexual assault. Students younger than 17 must make an appointment by calling 541-346-2770 to speak with a doctor or nurse practitioner and to obtain a prescription.
The health center provides confidential, free HIV testing.
There are two types of HIV tests:
- An oral swab with results as early as 30 minutes
- Blood draw with results within 24 hours (generally the same day)
For anonymous testing, students may go to the Lane County Public Health Department (http://www.lanecounty.org/Departments/HHS/PubHlth/Pages/hiv_hepatitis_prevention.aspx) or the HIV Alliance (http://hivalliance.org/).
HPV (Human Papillomavirus) is the most common sexually transmitted virus in the US. It causes genital warts and cervical cancer. HPV can also cause anal warts and is a risk factor for anal cancer.
HPV vaccine is recommended for both women and men and protects against four major types of HPV. The vaccine series consists of three injections which are given over a six month period. Young women can get the HPV vaccine through age 26, and young men can get vaccinated through age 21.
Students might be eligible to receive the vaccine at reduced cost. In addition, a student’s health insurance might cover the costs. For more information contact the Nurse Specialty Clinic at 541-346-2739.
Male condoms, extra-large male condoms, female condoms, finger cots, and dental dams are available free throughout the health center. In addition, we provide free lube. Latex-free male condoms are available by request at the Nurse Specialty Clinic on the first floor of the health center. Free sexual health supplies are also available at the Duck Nest wellness center in the EMU.
Pregnancy Testing and Counseling:
Students may make an appointment to see a doctor or nurse practitioner to request a pregnancy test and to get counseling regarding options, if desired. Call 541-346-2770 for a $15.00 appointment. There is an additional charge for the lab test.
Sexual Assault Support:
University Health Center is committed to providing students physical and emotional support following a sexual assault.
During clinic hours, students can be seen by nurse practitioners who have been trained to care for survivors of sexual assault. There is no charge for this confidential appointment.
Depending on the circumstances, medical services may include a physical exam, emergency contraception, and antibiotics to treat a potential infection. In addition, we provide access to resources including referrals to the UO Counseling Center and Sexual Assault Support Services.
We have the ability to collect evidence upon the student’s request, but we are not required to report an assault to law enforcement.
If you have been sexually assaulted and are considering evidence collection, we ask that you:
- Do not urinate if possible. If there is concern about a drug-facilitated sexual assault, the first available urine will be collected at the clinic or emergency room.
- Do not eat or drink.
- Do not bathe or brush your teeth.
- Do not smoke.
- Bring clothes worn at the time of assault and immediately after assault, especially undergarments.
- Bring a change of clothing.
- Bring a support person.
Should a survivor desire services outside of clinic hours, we encourage you to call the SAFE Hotline 541-346-SAFE (7233) or go to a local emergency room.