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Gynecology

Welcome to Gynecology Clinic Website!

We are here to provide you with high quality and confidential gynecology care and to optimize your health and personal success. Our staff is experienced in addressing the health concerns common to students and we strive to stay abreast of emerging issues.

Our team is composed of two obstetricians/gynecologists (OB-GYN), four nurse practitioners, and rotating senior medical students who work under staff supervision. Our triage nurses, nursing assistants and receptionists complete the staff.

Our services are offered in a confidential, sensitive manner. Common reasons for appointments include:

  • Routine annual gynecology visits
  • Contraception
  • Vaginitis
  • Screening for and treatment of sexual transmitted infections
  • Menstrual problems (periods that are too frequent, infrequent, irregular or painful)
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Abdominal and pelvic pain
  • Breast problems
  • PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)
  • Pap tests
  • Painful sex and other sexual difficulties
  • Unwanted sexual encounter [available Aug 22nd]
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Preconception counseling

Office procedures available in the Gynecology Clinic include:

  • Colposcopy
  • Biopsy of genital skin lesions
  • Diaphragm fitting
  • Incision and drainage of vulvar cysts

Specialty Care is sometimes necessary for your condition. This may involve a referral for an office visit with a specialist or transfer to the Emergency Room. Whatever your needs, we will ensure that your care is coordinated and timely.

Health is highlighted in our clinic. We offer education and counseling about:

  • Contraception
  • Safer sex practices
  • Concerns about sexually transmitted infections
  • Pregnancy Planning
  • HPV vaccination
  • First pelvic exam

We also offer screening for nutritional concerns, substance abuse, and intimate partner violence.

Scheduling appointments with gynecology: Appointments for urgent care or problem visits can usually be scheduled within one to two days. Please call our triage nurse to schedule a problem visit at (434) 924-2773.

For routine annual GYN appointments or to begin or continue contraception, call to schedule an appointment. There may be a two to four week wait for non-urgent appointments. If you are scheduling an appointment for your first GYN visit or to start contraception, we encourage you to meet with a Peer Health Educator (PHE) for an informational session prior to your appointment (434-924-2773 or 434-924-1509).

Prior to your first appointment, we ask that you complete an initial GYN History Questionnaire. This online form will be sent to you through the Healthy Hoos on-line secure Student Health message system. You may access this form here. If you do not have access to a computer before your appointment, please arrive 10-15 minutes early to complete a paper form of the GYN History Questionnaire.

If your prescription for birth control will run out or expire prior to your scheduled appointment, please call our triage nurse at (434) 924-2773. In many cases, your prescription may be extended for one month so that you do not run out of birth control prior to your appointment.

Clinic Hours

Fall and Spring Semesters: Weekdays 8:00am-5:00pm

Summer Sessions and Breaks: Weekdays 8:00am-4:30pm

After Hours: Phone consultation for urgent health matters when the clinic is closed is available at (434) 972-7004.

Emergencies: Call 911

Appointment Logistics

The Gynecology Clinic is located on the main level of Student Health in the right wing as you enter from Brandon Avenue. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment. If you are more than 10 minutes late for your scheduled appointment, it may be rescheduled. Please bring your student ID and health insurance card to every appointment.

Check-in: Please check in for your appointment with the Gynecology Clinic Administrative Assistant.

Parking: If you parked in the student health parking lot, it is necessary to register your car to avoid a parking ticket. You can register your car on computers located on the main floor lobby as well as the ground floor lobby. Parking is permitted only for the duration of your visit to Student Health.

No Show Charge: If you need to cancel or change your appointment, please call the GYN clinic at (434) 924-2773 during normal business hours. If we do not see or hear from you by the end of business day of your scheduled appointment, your student account will be assessed $25.00.

Costs

There is NO charge for a physical exam or counseling, however, there are costs associated with any lab tests or radiology procedures. Please see FAQ regarding Student Health billing and insurance.

We suggest that you contact your health insurance company before your appointment to determine if lab tests will be covered. Please note, laboratory and radiology costs will be billed directly to your health insurance by the UVA Health System. Uncovered costs will be billed directly to you by the UVA Health System. If your health insurance requires an outside lab such as Labcorp or Quest Laboratories, we may be able to send routine lab tests such as pap tests and screening for sexually transmitted infections to those outside labs. However, we need to know that information prior to collecting the lab samples.

Prescription medication can be obtained at the Student Health Pharmacy. The pharmacy will bill your health insurance directly. Any uncovered costs are expected to be paid by you at the time your prescription is filled. Under the Affordable Healthcare Act, many insurance companies cover contraception with little or no out of pocket expense. In addition, several birth control pill formulations are sold at a reduced cost of $9.00 per pack at Kroger and Walmart Pharmacies. We can help you obtain affordable contraception.