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Sexual Health

We strive to ensure students have clear, up-to-date, and candid information regarding contraception, sexual health, and related issues. All services at Student Health Services are supportive, non-judgmental, and confidential.

Gynecological Health

Student Health Services staff provide caring gynecological care to students. Available services include PAP smears, STI testing, breast exams, attending to minor vaginal complaints, pregnancy tests, and general women’s health exams. For complex concerns, off-campus referrals are also available.

Testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections 

Any SCU student can be tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) at Student Health Services. A urine test is a simple but reliable way of detecting STI infections of the urethra. To do this, we need that you not urinate for at least one hour prior to giving your specimen. It is also important that only the initial 20cc to 30cc (marked on the container) of your stream be collected.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Student Health Services does not provide condoms or prescribe contraceptive medications for the purpose of preventing pregnancy.

Yes, Student Health Services offers in house urine pregnancy tests for free and serum (blood) tests for $10 (1-3 day results).

Planned Parenthood provides many services and practitioners provide resources to students based on the presenting health matter. Examples of reasons why a practitioner may offer a referral include: abnormal pap smears; Ovarian cysts problems; STI testing free of charge; LGBTQ+ services; or when a student doesn’t want any knowledge of care referenced in their medical records, etc.

No, date-rape drug testing is not in the scope of the Cowell Center's practice.

Yes, SHS performs STI Testing. Charges are minimal depending on what type of test is needed and can generally range from free to $20 per test.