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Women’s Clinic

PHONE: (352) 294-7476

LOCATION: 1st Floor, Infirmary Building, 280 Fletcher Drive

HOURS (subject to change during holidays/breaks):
- Fall/Spring: M–F 8am–5pm
- Summer: M-F 8am–4:30pm

 
Gynecological health services are available at the Student Health Care Center’s main campus facility in the Women’s Clinic, as well as through your primary care medical team. The Women’s Clinic, comprised of women’s health specialists, is advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP) run with a female health focus. Depending on the service(s) provided, charges may apply.

Appointments and forms

Call Women’s Clinic to schedule an appointment: (352) 294-7476. Patients scheduling a routine pelvic exam will be asked to fill out a short intake form at the appointment to gather information about health concerns, as well as medical and sexual histories. PLEASE NOTE: Depending on the service(s) provided, charges may apply.

Prior to your first visit with the Women’s Clinic or your first gynecological exam:

Ask the nurse

Learn from our experts! Click here for some commonly asked questions and answers about women’s health, including information about contraceptive options, emergency contraceptives, missed periods, yeast infections, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and more.

Available services

  • Counseling on contraceptive options, sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention, sexuality and other female health issues 
  • Screening, diagnosis and treatment of STIs and vaginitis; same-day appointments usually available for those experiencing symptoms (routine testing may also be arranged)
  • Breast exams and instruction in self-examination — click here “Breast Exam Ever!” a fun self-exam guide from I Heart Guts
  • Pap smears and routine pelvic exams (NOTE: ThinPrep™, a liquid-based method, is the only Pap smear method used at the SHCC. ThinPrep™ can reveal more information, and the same specimen can be tested further if initial indications reveal abnormalities, saving time and a return visit for another test.)
  • Abnormal pap follow-up, colposcopy, cryosurgery and LEEP
  • Pregnancy testing and referrals for optional services

Consultant gynecologists are available for specific referrals such as abnormal pap follow-up, colposcopy, cryosurgery and LEEP. There may be additional charges for certain services, so be sure to ask in advance about costs.

 
Pap Test Diagram

Image courtesy of Family Health Online / Family Health Magazine

Did you know that you can now wait till 21 to have your first gynecological exam? Click here for more information.

What is a Pap test/cervical cancer screening and what does it entail? A Pap test screens for changes in the cells of the cervix. Finding changes early makes it easier to catch cancer in the “precancerous” stage and treat the condition before it can become serious. Click here for more information from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).

What’s the best way to communicate with your health care provider? Click here for a guide from ACOG that outlines steps you can take to get the most out of your healthcare visits.