- Prescription contraceptives are available at Student Health Services by appointment
(610-436-2509). Prescriptions written are to be filled at a pharmacy off campus.
- We can refer you to providers for IUD or hormonal implant insertion.
- It is not always necessary to have a full gynecologic exam (gyn exam) before starting
on a contraceptive; discuss this with your health care provider.
- The Student Health Center has a dispensary which includes some oral contraceptives
(The Pill) and these are available from the dispensary at a cost of $13.00 a pack.
You can discuss this with your health care provider.
- You must make an appointment to pick up packs of pills. You may pick up single or
multiple packs at each appointment.
- For oral contraceptives (The Pill) ordered by an SHS health care provider from our
dispensary, you must make appointments to pick up packs of pills. You may pick up
single or multiple packs at each “pill pick up” appointment.
- Patients on Depo Provera can have their injections provided by a health care provider
by appointment. If the Depo Provera is ordered by outside physician, you must bring
your GYN records and copy of last Depo Provera injection.
- Emergency Contraceptive (EC) pills are used to decrease the chances of pregnancy if
no contraceptive (birth control) was used during sex, after a contraceptive failure
(broken condom), or after a sexual assault.
- EC is available at the Student Health Center by appointment (610-436-2509).
- Women can take emergency contraceptive pills up to 72 hours after unprotected sex,
but the sooner the pills are taken, the better they will work.
- There are two types of emergency contraception available the Student Health Center,
Plan B and Ella. Your health care provider will assist you with the best choice
- Plan B: Available at the student health center and over the counter at a pharmacy for women
over the age of 17 years. If less than 17 years of age, a prescription is required.
- Ella: Available at the student health center and only by prescription at a pharmacy.
- Emergency contraception is NOT a regular (ongoing) method of birth control. Take time
during your appointment to discuss options for ongoing contraception.
- If you have already had your annual GYN exam completed by a provider from home or
elsewhere and it is recently, you can request your records including: medical history,
exam, and lab tests records be faxed to the Student Health Center at 610-436-3148.
- The WCU Student Health Services Release of Information Form can be used if needed. Once this information is received you may set up a brief appointment
(610-436-2509) with one of our Women's Health Nurse Practitioners. They will review
your history, ask you some questions to make sure there are no contraindications,
and if appropriate, prescribe the contraceptive for you.
- $12.00 fee for visit or exam
- $20.00 fee for pap smear (without insurance)
- $13.00 for a 28 days pack of birth control pills (1 month) from our dispensary. Prescriptions
are available to be used with your insurance and at a pharmacy.
You may choose whether to use insurance or not for any lab tests performed
If you are interested in non-reversible contraception (such as vasectomy or tubal
ligation) our clinicians can refer you to a local health care provider.