HOURS (subject to change during holidays/breaks): Fall/Spring: M–F 8am–5pm & Sun 12-4pm (urgent care only) Summer: M-F 8am–4:30pm
Gynecological health services are available to University of Florida students 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 practice registered nurse (APRN) run with a female health focus. Depending on the service(s) provided, charges may apply.
How to be seen
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, review the following fact sheets to learn how your appointment will go:
Ask the nurse
Learn from our experts! Here are 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.
- 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)
- PLEASE NOTE: STI testing initiated in the Women’s Clinic is not free. Limited low-cost testing is available in the GYT Clinic.
- 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, including colposcopy
- Pregnancy testing and referrals for optional services
Consultant gynecologists are available for specific referrals such as cryosurgery and LEEP. There may be additional charges for certain services, so be sure to ask in advance about costs.
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. More information can be found from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).
What’s the best way to communicate with my health care provider?
Here is a guide from ACOG that outlines steps you can take to get the most out of your healthcare visits.