First Time Patients
Please have your GYN medical history from your home physician faxed to our Medical Records department at (205) 348-2402. Please fill out the Student Health Center’s Medical History Form prior to your first appointment.
Your annual women’s health exam may include a pap smear, a breast exam, STD testing (if requested), recommended immunizations, and a general physical exam (height, weight, heart, lungs, etc.).
A pelvic exam will assess the overall health of your reproductive organs and address any abnormalities discovered.
A pap smear is a procedure that tests for cervical cancer in women. Annual pap smears will help with early detection and treatment of cervical cancer.
A breast exam administered by your health care provider includes examining the breasts for changes in size and appearance to detect abnormalities. During your breast exam, your provider will discuss how to initiate self-exams at home.
Our women’s health providers are available for contraception initiation (for first-time users) and maintenance for women who are already using contraception. Our contraception services include oral contraception, Depo-Provera injections, Implanon/Nexplanon, IUD’s, and NuvaRing.
STD Testing and Treatment
Our women’s health clinic can provide STD testing and treatment upon request. STD testing is recommended for sexually active adults to protect their sexual health.
Pregnancy Testing and Counseling
Our women’s health providers can test for pregnancy if you suspect you may be pregnant. If you are pregnant, our providers can counsel and refer you to another facility. Our services do not include routine pregnancy maintenance.
We have one nurse practitioner, Cathy Flanagan, and one physician, John Lucas, on staff during normal hours of operation (excludes urgent care hours nights and weekends). Cathy has 19 years of experience as a women’s health nurse practitioner, and Dr. John Lucas has 41 years of experience in gynecology and obstetrics with a sub specialty in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. All women’s health services, well and sick, require an appointment.
Appointments are made by calling the Student Health Center appointment clerk at (205) 348-2778.