Women

All our clinicians are trained in women’s health care. We offer routine gynecological exams; evaluation and treatment for gynecologic symptoms or problems; contraceptive and pregnancy counseling; education and evaluation for sexually transmitted infections; and self-care advice.

Making A Women's Health Appointment

  • Please be sure to schedule your routine gynecological exam when you will NOT have your period.
  • Appointments are scheduled by calling 212-305-3400 during the hours SHS is open or via the online portal.

Getting Birth Control at the Student Health Service

The Student Health Service (SHS) is able to dispense several contraceptive pills on site. For those students who have the Columbia Student Health Insurance Plan, a 3 month supply is available without copay. For those with other insurance, these pills can be purchased from us. The available pills are Tri-VyLibra Lo (generic Ortho Tri-Cylcen Lo), Microgestin 1/20 (generic Loestrin 1/20) and Aubra EQ 0.1 mg/0.02 mg. If you would like to utilize this service, please see one of our nurses or clinicians to discuss your prescription.

If you have not received a prescription for birth control from us before, or if you would like to start on birth control, please schedule an appointment with one of the clinicians to review your options. We recommend you have gynecological exams every 3-5 years depending on age. If possible, lease get a copy of the results of your last exam to have on your SHS record. all of our clinicians are experienced in women's health and will be happy to see you for your routine gynecologic exams/pap smears as needed.

Intrauterine Device (IUD) Insertions/Removals and Nexplanon Insertions/Removals at the Student Health Service

SHS is able to offer intrauterine device (IUD) insertions and removals onsite. Please schedule an appointment with one of our clinicians to discuss the options available. If you have the Aetna Student Health insurance, most IUDs are available onsite and there is no charge to you for this service. If you have outside insurance, we are often able to order the IUD to be delivered to SHS and can place them here at SHS.

SHS is also able to offer Nexplanon insertions and removals onsite. If you have the Aetna Student Health insurance, we have the Nexplanon onsite and can place it for you at no extra charge to you. If you have outside insurance we can give you a referral for placement. We are able to remove Nexplanon devices regardless of insurance here at SHS. Please schedule and appointment with one of our clinicians to discuss options.