The UCF Women's Clinic, located in the Purple Pod of the UCF Health Center, provides preventive and acute gynecological care by an all-female staff of certified Nurse Practitioners and Board Certified Gynecologists.
The following services are provided:
Annual Well-Women Visits
The annual visit includes a general physical accompanied by a pelvic exam as deemed necessary. The pap examination should begin at the age of 21, regardless of sexual practices or preferences.
Contraception Counseling and Prescribing
There are many safe and effective birth control methods available. It is important to find the method that is best, and each individual has different needs. Our staff is able to discuss all of your birth control options, help you choose the best method for you and write any necessary prescriptions.
HPV Vaccine (Gardasil)
Gardasil is the only HPV vaccine that helps protect against four types of HPV. In girls and young women ages nine to 26, Gardsil helps protect against two types of HPV that cause about 75% of cervical cancer case, and two more types that cause 90% of genital warts cases. In boys and young men ages nine to 26, Gardasil helps protect against 90% of genital warts cases.
The pap test is a sampling of cells from the surface and canal of the cervix. The exam should be done at a time when there is no blood in the vagina and nothing else has been in the vagina for two days prior to the exam (i.e. no douches, tampons, medications, spermicides, diaphragms, fingers, intercourse, or oral sex). Colposcopy by board certified Gynecologists and follow-up for an abnormal pap exam are also available.
Plan B is a method of emergency contraception that prevents pregnancy after unprotected sex (sex without contraception or when contraception fails). Emergency contraception prevents a pregnancy before it begins; thus, it is not the same as abortion. Plan B One-Step® is available for women 18 years and older in our Pharmacy, without a prescription. A prescription is required for young women 17 and younger. Dosage is one tablet as a one-time dose.
Pregnancy Testing and Counseling
Pregnancy counseling is offered to women who believe that they are pregnant. Typically, the counseling includes a pregnancy test to confirm that the woman is pregnant, along with the counseling session to discuss the pregnancy and the woman's options.
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Counseling and Testing
STI tests may test for a single infection, or consist of a number of individual tests. There is no procedure that tests for all infectious agents. STI tests may be used for a number of reasons:
Not all STIs are symptomatic, and symptoms may not appear immediately after infection. In some instances a disease can be carried with no symptoms, which leaves a greater risk of passing the disease on to others. Depending on the disease, some untreated STIs can lead to infertility. Early identification and treatment results in a reduced risk of spreading the disease.
The student health fee covers most gynecological services. There are additional charges for lab tests, procedures, and treatments. A student's individual health insurance plan may cover most of the additional charges.
For an appointment, call 407.823.3850.