UHCS offers counseling on all types of birth control methods, and numerous common types of birth control are available from UHCS at discounted prices for students.
A list of currently offered birth control methods at UHCS (Price and availability subject to change):
If you are of reproductive age (15 - 44 yrs), you may qualify for the Family Planning Only Services program in Wisconsin, which covers the cost for many birth control methods, annual exams, Paps and STD testing and treatment. To find out more, see our Family Planning Only Services Page.
From an Expert at UHCS:
Birth control methods, or contraceptives, are used to help prevent unintended pregnancies, but they are also commonly used for their non-contraceptive benefits (such as reduced menstrual cramps and more predictable periods). Methods of birth control range from condoms and other barrier devices to hormonal methods like rings or pills to implants in your arm or uterus, thus, finding one that best meets your needs is a very individualized decision. Talk with a health care provider at UHCS to find a method that will be easiest for you to use consistently and correctly and is also safe for you to use.
If you are interested in obtaining prescription birth control through UHCS, please set up an appointment for a women's health annual exam ($20). If you have questions about a birth control method, you may be seen for a Contraceptive Concerns visit (no charge). If you have concerns about affording birth control or an annual exam, please visit our webpage about the state program for which many female students are eligible - Family Planning Only Services.
- Liz Falk, MS, WHNP-BC
Bedsider.org website (http://bedsider.org/) - is an interactive website that explores the pros and cons of all birth control methods available to help you explore what option(s) may be best for you. Also offers reminders for birth control methods or appointments. You can even earn rewards for meeting goals!