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Gynecologic Care

Visits

If you are currently experiencing a gynecologic issue such as pelvic pain, vaginal discharge, possible sexually transmitted infection, or irregular bleeding, please call 843.953.5520 for an appointment. If you are having severe pain or bleeding, go to the nearest emergency room immediately.

Birth Control

Student Health Services prescribes birth control pills, vaginal rings and Depo-Provera injections.  We can also schedule you for a consultation with our obstetrics and gynecology specialist to see if an implant or intrauterine device (IUD) would be a good option for you. Call 843.953.5520 to schedule an appointment. Please read the information provided on our birth control web page.

Pap Smears

Pap smears are recommended for all women 21 and older, whether or not they have been sexually active. Visits for Pap smears include a physical, breast exam, contraception counseling and chlamydia screening.

  • Visit Family Doctor online for further information on Pap smears and what to expect at your visit.

If you are under 21 and interested in having a routine physical, which includes a pelvic exam, breast exam, contraception counseling and chlamydia screening, call 843.953.5520 to schedule a well woman exam. See below for billing information for the chlamydia screen.

Chlamydia Screening

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends screening at least annually for chlamydia in all sexually active women age 25 years and younger. Chlamydia is the most frequently reported bacterial sexually transmitted diseases in the United States and is known as a "silent" disease as the majority of infected people exhibit no symptoms. Chlamydia can be easily treated and cured with antibiotics. Untreated chlamydia can lead to severe pelvic infections, chronic pelvic pain, infertility and potentially fatal ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy outside the uterus).

Fees

Examinations are free, however there are laboratory fees as follows:

  • Pap smear: $54 with an additional pathologist fee of $50 if results are abnormal.  
  • Chlamydia screening: $49 to $99, depending on the type of test.

You will receive a bill from the lab approximately two weeks after your visit. If you have health insurance, it may cover a portion of the cost.