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Student Health Services Building

Main Campus Hours
1810 Liacouras Walk, 4th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: (215) 204-7500
Fax: (215) 204-4660

Walk-In Hours End at 4:00pm.

Monday 8:30am-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am-5:00pm
Wednesday 10am-5:00pm
Thursday 8:30am-5:00pm
Friday 8:30am-5:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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GYNECOLOGY/ FAMILY PLANNING:

Birth Control/ Contraception

CONTRACEPTIVE REFILL HOURS are

Monday: 9:30AM - 12:00PM 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Tuesday: 9:30AM - 12:00PM 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Wednesday: 10:00AM - 12:00PM 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Thursday: 9:30AM - 12:00PM 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Friday: 9:30AM - 12:00PM 1:30PM - 3:00PM

If your Student Health physician or nurse practitioner has written an ongoing prescription for contraception, you may refill your prescription at the dispensary during refill hours.  All prescription orders expire one year after issue.  At your visit, discuss how long your order will extend.  Sometimes follow-up appointments are requested by your provider before one year.

Birth Control

Student Health Services offers prescription and non-prescription methods of contraception and counseling. 

  • Contraceptives are purchased at Student Health based on the Family Planning sliding scale fee.
  • Insurance is NOT billed for contraceptives.
  • A contraceptive prescription can be sent to a retail pharmacy.  Because of the Affordable Care Act, many women with prescription coverage no longer have a co-payment for a contraceptive prescription.  The student is responsible for understanding her insurance benefits and co pays regarding contraceptive prescriptions.
  • Prescriptions written by providers outside Student Health Services are not filled at the Student Health dispensary.

The following contraceptive products are available at Student Health Services:

  • Condoms – condoms are available during Family Planning visits only.  Condoms are also sold at HEART on the lower level of Mitten Hall (10 condoms for $1)
  • Emergency contraception, also called the “morning after pill”
  • Oral combination hormonal birth control pills: Currently stocked products are:
    • Sronyx
    • Ortho Tri Cyclen
    • Ortho Cyclen
    • Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo
    • Microgestin 1.5/30 Fe
  • Ortho Evra (also called “the patch”)
  • NuvaRing
  • Progestin only pill (Micronor; also called the “mini pill”)
  • Depo-Provera injections

Availability of supplies and specific products is subject to change.
If you are interested in a form of contraception not listed, information is available at Student Health about local resources for other methods such as an intrauterine device or contraceptive implant.

For more information about contraception and what method would be best for you go to:

http://www.arhp.org/MethodMatch/

Birth control appointments are routine or “future” appointments.  Call 215-204-7500 to schedule an appointment.  A new birth control method can be started during an annual gynecology appointment.

If you have had a gynecology examination elsewhere in the past year:

  • You do not need another gynecology examination to receive birth control at Student Health.
  • Have a copy of your last gynecology examination (including results of tests done) sent to Student Health.
  • Once your records are received, Student Health will schedule your appointment

Related Links:

Confidentiality

Emergency Contraception

Gardasil (the HPV Vaccine)

Getting Test Results

Gynecology Examinations

Pregnancy Testing

HIV Testing

STD Testing

Sexual Assult

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