Pregnancy can be an exciting, welcomed event or a stressful, unexpected one. University Health Service is available for pregnancy testing, accurate information, counseling and care for all options regardless of your situation or decision. Services are completely confidential and there is no charge in most situations.
Pregnancy testing and counseling is done at UHS on an appointment basis. A urine pregnancy test is usually accurate about two weeks after someone has had intercourse that may have resulted in pregnancy. To make an appointment call 323-2778 Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30. To talk to a nurse call 323-5823, ext. 8-3264.
Services provided (Most are covered if you have the health fee)
- Pregnancy testing
- Counseling about pregnancy options
- Prenatal information and counseling
- Pre-conceptual counseling
- Birth control information with counseling regarding all methods
- Well woman exams and prescriptions for birth control
I'm ready to get pregnant! What should I do?
- See a clinician for pre-conceptual counseling
- Take a folic acid supplement or a multivitamin with 400 mcg of folic acid
- Avoid smoking, drinking alcohol, using recreational drugs and exposure to radiation or x-rays
- If you are on routine medications, either prescription or over-the-counter, consult a clinician about possible effects on a pregnancy.
Pregnancy isn't in my plans for now. What should I do?
- Consistently use a reliable method of birth control such as OCP and back it up with condoms.
- If only using condoms for contraception, use them correctly 100% of the time.
- Realize that if you are not using a reliable method of birth control all the time, you may get pregnant.
- Use emergency contraception (Plan B) within 72 hours if you have unprotected intercourse or a birth control failure.