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Women's Health

Women's health services are available to all CSUSM female students. Our physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, health educator and support staff are trained in the provision of gynecological care including routine gynecological examinations and concerns, screening and treatment of sexually transmitted infection, information and education on sexuality, birth control methods, and menopause.

Most of the concerns regarding women's health are done by appointment. To schedule an appointment call (760) 750-4915.

Information for Your First Pap Exam:

If you are interested in starting a birth control method or if it is time for you to start routine pap screening (recommended every 3 years starting at age 21), we recommend the GYN orientation with our Health Educator. The GYN orientation provides comprehensive information regarding the pap exam, STIs and birth control are discussed. 

Scheduling a Pap or Annual:

To schedule your exam, please check your menstrual calendar and allow up to two weeks to schedule.

Preparing for your Exam:

48 hours prior to your exam please DO NOT douche, have sexual intercourse or use any vaginal medications, creams, jellies, foams, suppositories or tampons. 

A pap smear is not requried prior to obtaining a birth control method. 

Services are Available:

Gynecological examination may include:

  • Breast examination
  • General health screening
  • Pelvic examinations
  • Pap Smear (lab fee charged)
  • STI screening (lab fee charged)

Gynecological Concerns:

  •  Vaginal infections
  • Bladder/urinary problems
  • Menstrual irregularities/cramps
  • Menopause/peri-menopause care and concerns
  • Breast problems
  • STD symptoms
  • Birth control counseling
  • Abnormal pap smears with referral if needed

Birth Control Methods:

Pregnancy Issues:

  • Free urine pregnancy test
  • Blood pregnancy test by provider order (lab fee charged)
  • Emergency contraception (Morning after pill)

Sexuality Issues:

  • Concerns, questions and counseling
  • Safer sex
  • Sexual assault