- University of Nebraska-Lincoln students
Hours of Service
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: ClosedMAKE AN APPOINTMENT
Services Covered By Student Fees
Most women's health visits are not covered by student fees. For more information, call the UHC billing and insurance office: 402.472.7435.
Women's Care Designed Around Your Needs
Routine Physical Exams
Includes Pap Test, Pelvic Exam and Breast Exam
What's Involved in an Annual Exam?
Terry Thomas, a Nebraska Medicine Family Nurse Practitioner, walks through a woman's annual exam. Watch Video
Exams will begin with a discussion of health topics based on a patient's age and risk factors. The medical provider will ask questions about the patient's general health, menstrual period and sexual activities. Patients are encouraged to ask their medical provider any questions. Common issues addressed include sexually transmitted infection testing and contraception.
During a pelvic exam, the medical provider will examine the vagina, cervix and reproductive organs. The provider will insert an instrument called a speculum into the vagina to gently spread the walls apart to examine the area. The pelvic exam should not hurt. Learn more
A Pap test checks for abnormal cells in the cervix that could lead to cancer. The medical provider will insert a small cotton-tipped swab through the vagina into the cervix. Cells are removed from the cervix and sent to a laboratory to be checked for any abnormalities. The Pap test is painless. It is recommended to get a Pap test every three years. Learn more
During a breast exam, the medical provider will check the breasts for signs of any potential problems, such as a lump, by moving a finder around the breast in a pattern. Learn more
For patients who are sexually active, the medical provider will recommend specific STI tests. Learn more
Contraceptive Counseling and Prescription
- Decide which method is best for you
- Directions for getting an IUD at the University Health Center
- Directions for getting a Nexplanon at the University Health Center
The HPV vaccine is important because it protects against cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection.
HPV is a very common virus. HPV infection can cause cervical, vaginal and vulvar cancers in women and anal cancer, cancer of the back of the throat (oropharynx) and genital warts in both men and women.
Though it's recommended to get the HPV vaccine at age 11 or 12, women can get HPV vaccines through age 26. The HPV vaccine is given in 3 shots. The second shot is given one to two months after the first shot. Then a third shot is given six months after the first shot.
Pain and Infections
Abdominal and Pelvic Pain
Diagnosis and Treatment of Vaginal and Urinary Tract Infections
Menstrual Problems including painful periods and irregular bleeding
Treatment and Evaluation of Abnormal Pap Tests
Colposcopy - A procedure to closely examine the cervix, vagina and vulva for signs of disease. They medical provider may recommend colposcopy if a patient's Pap test has shown abnormal results.
Pregnancy Testing, Counseling and Referrals
Self-Order Pregnancy Testing - Patients can now request urine pregnancy testing at the University Health Center front desk. If a patient prefers to have a serum pregnancy test, they will be directed to make an appointment with a provider. Patients must make an appointment with nurse services to receive the results of the pregnancy test. Patients with positive tests results will be instructed on available options for care of pregnancy.