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Women's Health

  • Urinary symptoms
  • Breast Concerns
  • Wellness concerns
  • Evaluation and treatment for gynecological concerns including:
    • Contraceptive management (for Depo-provera see below)
    • Emergency contraception (prescription required if under 17 years of age)
    • STI screening, treatment, and advice
    • Pelvic/vaginal symptoms evaluation and treatment
    • Delayed or irregular periods
    • PAP smear (starting at age 21)
  • Depo-provera shots are provided in the immunization clinic. Requirements include:
    • An appointment must be scheduled in advance for all Depo-Provera injections.  A Women’s Health appointment is needed for those starting Depo for the first time.  A Nurse only appointment is needed for women already on Depo with a prescription.
    • The following requirements must be met for continuing Depo-Provera injections:
      • Student must have a prescription for the Depo-Provera shot.
      • Pap on file if 21 or over prior to second injection.
      • Documentation of current GC/Chlamydia lab test prior to second injection at SIUE Health Clinic (lab request will be provided at first visit).  Annual test required.
      • Women with a prescription, needing the first Depo injection, need an appointment within the first five days of menses start date.
      • Have an appointment within 13 weeks of last Depo-Provera for current injection.  If later than 13 weeks, patient may receive Depo-Provera if she has a negative pregnancy test from our lab AND has not had unprotected intercourse within the last 10 days.  If 16+ weeks since last Depo, appointment with women’s health provider required.
      • Medical Record or verbal confirmation from a health care provider of last Depo injection date if not done at SIUE Health Service documented in EMR.
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