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Gynecology & Genitourinary Care at University Health Service

Gynecology/Genitourinary care (GYN/GU) appointments offer gynecological services to all students.

Reproductive and sexual health concerns, preventive screenings and acute conditions are treated in the Gynecology/Genitourinary care (GYN/GU) Clinic.

UHS offers pregnancy testing.

Note: Appointments for routine annual exams should be scheduled one to two weeks in advance.

Classes on sexual health are available and are recommended for those who wish to begin using prescription contraceptives.

  • Clinic hours

    With recent concerns surrounding COVID-19, we are updating clinic hours for the remainder of the semester.

    Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

    Saturday: 9–11 a.m.

  • Phone Information Nurse

    Our Phone Information Nurse (PIN) is available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 859-323-4636.for consultation about illness, injuries, lab results, and other health concerns and questions.

  • About appointments

    Appointments are required for women’s health visits.

    Call 859-323-2778 or schedule online through Medicat.

    You will go to the second floor of the UHS building at 830 S. Limestone for your appointment.

    Bring your student ID and your insurance card to every appointment.

    On the second floor, sign in with the receptionist at the front desk. You will then be directed to the self-check-in kiosks. When finished with the self-check-in, have a seat in the lobby. A clinical service technician (CST) will call your name and direct you to the exam room. He or she will then:

    • Check your vital signs.
    • Ask the reason for your visit.
    • Ask if you are taking any medications.
    • Ask if you have any allergies.
    • Ask your smoking status.
    • Prep you for the exam.

    When the clinician enters the room, he or she will introduce themselves, discuss any concerns you may have, review your questionnaire completed at the self-check-in kiosk and explain the exam that is appropriate for your visit.

    The clinician will continue your exam, discuss your options for care, and recommended a treatment plan.

    Additional labs or X-rays may be ordered for further evaluation.

    When the exam is finished, the clinician will answer questions, discuss and summarize your visit, and provide and discuss your prescriptions or follow-up visits.

    You will then be directed to check-out. 

    If services that are not covered by your Health Fee are provided, you can pay at check-out. Payments are expected at the time of the appointment for services not covered by the Health Fee.

    If a follow-up appointment is recommended, you may schedule that at the time of check-out.

    For annual pap tests, or if any labs are associated with your visit, you will receive a secure message with the results two to three days after your appointment.

    Your secure message is accessible on our patient portal. For questions about your results, please contact the Phone Information Nurse at 859-323-INFO (4636).

  • About getting birth control

    If you have never been on birth control (pills, patch, ring, shot) or have never had a gynecological exam:  Please call 859-323-2778 and first schedule an appointment for a Sexual Health Education Session. This very informative session will review information about health, sexually transmitted infections, what to expect during a GYN/GU exam and review various birth control methods to find which method might be right for you. You will also schedule an appointment with a UHS clinician (which may be later the same day or a different day). During this appointment you may have a pelvic exam and screening for STIs and/or a pap smear. You and the clinician will discuss which option is best for you. 

    If you need only a renewal on a current birth control prescription: If you have been seeing another gynecology provider for care and have been on birth control (pills, patch, ring, shot) before, please call 859-323-2778 to schedule an appointment with a clinician. If you have had a GYN exam within the last year, please bring a copy of your medical records to your appointment, including lab work and pap smear results if this was done. The clinician will review your history and records with you and decide if any additional examination is needed. If your last exam was more than a year ago, please schedule an appointment for an annual exam. 

    Options available: Birth control pills, the birth control patch (Ortho Evra®), the vaginal ring (NuvaRing®) and the birth control shot (Depo Provera®) are available by prescription in the UHS Pharmacy and Kentucky Clinic Pharmacy. Students receive a discounted price if the prescription is written a UHS clinician. 

    Cost: Most contraceptives prescribed by University Health Service clinicians can be purchased at the UHS Pharmacy or Kentucky Clinic Pharmacy at a student discount. The pharmacy is able to offer some oral contraceptives for as a low as $10 per pack.  

    About Plan B: Plan B is available at the UHS Pharmacy at a discounted rate. Anyone may pick up Plan B at the UHS Pharmacy without a prescription.

  • About Getting a Pap Smear

    If you have never had a GYN exam: Please call 859-323-2778 and first schedule an appointment for a Sexual Health Education Session. This very informative session will review information about health, sexually transmitted infections, what to expect during a GYN exam and birth control options (if this is something you are interested in). You will also schedule an appointment with a UHS clinician for your GYN exam (which may be later the same day or a different day). 

    If you have already had a GYN exam: Please call 859-323-2778 to schedule your annual appointment. You will not need to attend the Sexual Health Education Session again.