Women's Health

Sebastian Health Center operates a Women’s Family Planning Clinic for students who desire contraceptives and related educational services. Students desiring to enroll in the Women’s Family Planning program at Sebastian Health Center must call (336) 334-7880/Option 9) to schedule an appointment. Appointments are scheduled preferably Tuesday-Thursday from 9:00 am-2:00 pm. Please allow at least two hours for the initial appointment. Upon arrival (at least 15 minutes prior to the appointment time), the student is asked to sign in using their Banner (950- number.) They are then interviewed/assessed by a nurse and/ or health educator and directed to complete appropriate medical forms on-line.

During this time, the student is encouraged to ask any questions they may have regarding their health issues or their selection of birth control, prior to the visit with the physician. The student’s university health insurance covers most expenses. Students without the university health insurance may still access services via the the health center, however, certain fees for labs and pharmaceuticals may be incurred. Another option for students without university insurance is to utilize

Family Planning services through Guilford County’s Family Planning/Maternity Facility, 1100 E. Wendover Avenue, Greensboro, NC. This facility is conveniently located near the A&T campus. Please call 336-641-7777 for additional information and/or to schedule an appointment.

Services Available
Women's Health provides care by board-certified physicians. The student health fee covers most of  Women's Health Services. There are additional charges for certain lab tests, procedures, and treatments. Health insurance may or may not cover these additional fees. Payment is preferred at the time of service. Student accounts may be billed if needed. The student insurance plan can be discussed with  the Insurance Department:

  • Annual Gynecology Exam
  • Pap Smears
  • Breast Exams
  • Contraception
  • Emergency Contraception *Over the counter
  • Pregnancy Diagnosis
  • Pregnancy Referrals
  • Sexual Assault Response

 

Evaluation, treatment and management of:

  • Abnormal Pap Smears
  • Breast Disorders
  • SexuallyTransmitted Diseases
  • Absent or Irregular Menstrual Cycles
  • Pain: Menstrual, Intercourse, Pelvic, Vulvar
  • Urinary or Vaginal Infections
  • Genital Rashes and Warts
  • Endometriosis
  • Menopausal Concerns
  • Prescription Refills for Contraceptives

 

Laboratory Services

  • Charges: There are charges for the annual physical, Pap tests, surgical procedures, and laboratory testing. Please ask your provider to explain charges.
  • Results: If Pap smear results are abnormal, the patient is contacted as soon as Student Health receives the reports, and asked to make an appointment to review results. It is essential that patients provide Student Health with current addresses and phone numbers to expedite sending these reports.

 

Providers
Women's Health has two Board Certified Physicians.

For more information about gynecological health, visit:
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Frequently Asked Questions about Emergency Contraception

 

Example of Critical Issues Addressed by Health Education Department: 

  • Sexual Violence
  • Sexual Assault Definitions, NC State Policy & Law

 

What is Rape?
Though rape has varying definitions based upon state statutes, a general definition defines rape as sexual penetration without consent, including both psychological coercion and physical force of the vagina, anus and mouth by any object, finger or penis. Both males and females can be raped and perpetrate rape.

Under North Carolina law, however, the term rape only refers to penile penetration of the vagina. All other forms of unwanted penetration (as described above) are referred to as sexual offenses.

What is Sexual Assault?
Sexual assault is an umbrella term describing any form of unwanted physical sexual contact including touching of the breasts, buttocks, vagina, penis or anus in which consent is not given. This term includes rape.

What is consent? How do I know if I have it?
Consent is explicit approval to engage in sexual activity demonstrated by clear actions or words. This decision must be made freely and actively by all participants. Non‐verbal communication (i.e. pushing someone away or moving your body away from someone), silence, passivity, or lack of active resistance does not imply consent. In addition, previous participation in sexual activity does not indicate current consent to participate and consent to other forms of sexual activity. Consent has not been obtained in situations where the individual:

  • Is forced, pressured, manipulated, or has reasonable fear that they will be injured if they do not submit to the act.
  • Is incapable of giving consent or is prevented from resisting due to physical or mental incapacity, which includes, but is not limited to, the influence of drugs or alcohol.* This includes drugs such as GHB, Rohypnol and Ketamine that are often used to facilitate sexual assault and rape.
  • Has a mental or physical disability which inhibits his/her ability to give consent to Sexual Misconduct

For more information on rape and types of rape, visit the RAINNE web site.

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