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Contraceptive Services

There are many contraceptive options available to women and most methods requiring a prescription are available through the Women's Services including:

  • birth control pills
  • NuvaRing (birth control vaginal ring)
  • Ortho Evra Patch (birth control patch)
  • Depo-Provera (injectable contraception)
  • Nexplanon (contraceptive implant)
  • diaphragm (non-hormonal barrier/spermicidal method)
  • IUD (Mirena, Paragard, Skyla)

There are numerous internet sites that can provide information about contraceptive choices including Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Planned Parenthood.

Condoms are available through the Condom Club at the Student Wellness Center, room B130 RPAC.

Getting started on birth control:

All women requesting a birth control method that requires a prescription need to have a contraceptive consultation.  You can make an appointment by calling (614) 292-4321.  You do not need an exam to start birth control.

Getting refills of birth control when prescribed by an outside clinician:

Written prescriptions for your birth control method from a non-Student Life Student Health Services (SLSHS) clinician can be filled at the SLSHS pharmacy as well as at outside pharmacies.  If your prescription was originally filled at an outside pharmacy and you still have refills, you may transfer it to the SLSHS pharamacy by contacting our pharmacy and providing the name of the medication, the phone number of the originating pharmacy, and the prescription number.

Continuing Depo-Provera injections when prescribed by an outside clinician:

If you use Depo-Provera and are due for an injection, Women's Services will give that injection if you provide medical documentation of the date of the previous shot. Your clinican may fax the record to (614) 247-8288.  Release your records to us before your visit so that your care will not be delayed.

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