Women's Health Services
Prior to your visit.
Complete the Women's Health History form at the link below and bring with you to your visit.
Scheduling An Appointment
All appointments are made on-line with our scheduling system.
Take Charge Family Planning Waiver Program, $0.00. Current card is required at time of visit. If your benefits are not up-to-date, the lab will bill you personally at a higher cost. Apply online. See link below!
Less than 30 years old, $25.00.
30 years of age or older, $70.00. The price difference reflects the cost of the special PAP test based on current medical recommendations for women of this age group.
Abnormal Pap smears incur an additional $55.00 physician over-read fee. There is no way for us to know which PAPs will require this service ahead of time. If your PAP requires this, the Health Center will be notified by the lab, and we will notify you of your balance.
In preparation for you pelvic exam and/or PAP smear:
· Do not douche or use vaginal creams 2 days before the test.
· Do not have intercourse within 24 hours before the test.
· The optimal time for appointment is 1 2 weeks after your menstrual cycle.
· No active bleeding at the time of your exam. This can interfere with test results.
· You may be asked to provide a urine specimen prior to your exam to test for any signs of infection and/or pregnancy.
· If labs are required to assist with your diagnosis additional fees may be incurred.
There will be no charge for follow-ups if you are asked to return but ALL Follow-up appointments must be scheduled on-line.
Medication refill policy:
If your pharmacy sends us a refill request for contraceptives or other medication and your prescription is greater than 12 months old, you must make an appointment to see the practitioner again. Other refill requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis as necessary. The best thing you can do to ensure that you can get your medication is to schedule an appointment for beforeyou run out. This clinic is only open 1 day a week and is closed for the summer. Please take this into account when scheduling your appointments.
If for any reason you cannot keep your appointment, please call the University Health Center within 24 hours of your scheduled time so others can take advantage of this opening. 985-549-2242
If you have an outstanding balance with the Health Center, you will have two weeks to take care of this before the Controller’s Office is instructed to block your account. You may make payments if unable to pay entire balance at once.
-- Annual Examination: includes health education, blood pressure, weight
measurements, abdominal and pelvic exams, breast exam; pap smear (test for
cervical cancer and pre-cancer). All sexually active women should have yearly pap
smears. Other laboratory and STD testing is completed as recommended by the
Nurse Practitioner. What is a PAP Smear or Pelvic Exam?
-- If you think you may need an STD test, there will be a charge. The cost can range from $10 to $100 for ONE test. The best option is to have money on your I.D. or bring a credit/debit card. You can call the clinic for prices on specific tests.
-- Evaluation of menstrual irregularities
-- Contraceptive counseling: abstinence, condoms, Depo-Provera injections, oral
contraceptives, patch, etc. are prescribed as needed. The student is responsible for
filling their prescription.
-- Pregnancy testing, counseling, and referral for prenatal care
-- Consultation, education regarding self breast exam
-- Consultation, education regarding self testicular exam
-- Consultation, education, testing and treatment of STD’s
-- Consultation regarding other women’s health issues
Take Charge is a Louisiana Family Planning Waiver Service Program available to many women ages 19-44. Take Charge provides 4 yearly physical exams and laboratory tests, contraceptive counseling, birth control products that require a prescription and sterilization procedures.
For more information regarding Take Charge or to apply online, click on the following link: http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/232
Megan Louque is an ANCC board certified Adult and Family Nurse Practitioner with extensive experience in both Women's Health and Sexually Transmitted Diseases. She will be providing services in both of these specialties on Thursday during the regular semester.
-- The only acceptable method of payment at the University Health Center is your Lions Lagniappe (ID). All other forms of payment must be made at the University Controllers Office and bring us a receipt. Lab fees vary. If necessary, call for specific pricing.