Sexual Health and Wellness

Hours

  • Consultations
  • M and W: 9:00am - 1:30pm
    T, Th, F: 9:30am - 5:00pm

Contact

  • Program Coordinator

    (301) 314-8130

  • General Appointments

    (301) 314-8184 health@umd.edu

    Emergencies
    911

EMAIL

The Sexual Health program encourages sexual health and wellness by providing education, support, and resources for the campus community. Our goal is to empower students to make informed decisions regarding their sexual wellbeing and to encourage a responsible foundation upon which they can successfully build throughout their adult lives.

FREE resources include
  • Monthly Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) and HIV Testing

  • Sexual Health Supplies (i.e. condoms, dental dams, lube, safer sex kits, abstinence kits)

  • Peer education sexual health programs

Individual sexual health consultations are made by appointment regarding:
  • Birth control options

  • STI testing and results

  • Other sexual health questions

Before You Visit

The University Health Center offers several Sexual Health and Wellness services. 

If you are experiencing symptoms of any kind, it is critical that you make an appointment with a provider instead of visiting a free service.

Some patients like to use their insurance for these services and some like to pay out of pocket to keep the appointment off of their insurance record. Regardless, it is important that you let the registration staff at check-in know before your appointment begins.

STI/HIV Testing Options

Experiencing Symptoms

If you are experiencing symptoms the only recommended testing option is to make an appointment on MyUHC for:

  • “STI testing, experiencing symptoms”

or

  • “Vaginal symptoms such as experiencing discharge, irritation, or itching”

Free Testing Options

FREE testing clinics are offered on specific days and times throughout the year on a first come, first served basis. These events do not include a physical examination and do not bill insurance. Please check the schedule for our next scheduled event.

Fall 2018 Events
Thurs, 8/16 10:30am- 2:00pm Same-day HIV Testing: Gonorrhea & Chlamydia testing with results in 2 weeks
Thurs, 9/20 10:30am - 2:00pm Gonorrhea & Chlamydia testing with results in 2 weeks
Thurs, 10/18 10:30am - 2:00pm Same-day HIV Testing: Gonorrhea & Chlamydia testing with results in 2 weeks
Thurs, 11/15 10:30am - 2:00pm Same-day HIV Testing: Gonorrhea & Chlamydia testing with results in 2 weeks
Thurs, 12/20 10:30am - 2:00pm Same-day HIV Testing: Gonorrhea & Chlamydia testing with results in 2 weeks

Self-Test Kit (Self Pay fee applies)

This testing option allows for patients to self-collect urine, throat, and/or rectal specimens (based on sexual behavior) and to drop them off at our Lab. Patients pay per testing site (urine, throat, rectal).

This option does not include a physical examination and does not bill insurance.

Make an appointment on MyUHC for:

  • “Self-Test STI Clinic (no symptoms)”

No Symptoms

Appointment with a Healthcare Provider

This service is best for those who want peace of mind. Appointments can be made by visiting MyUHC, select

  •  “STI testing, no symptoms”

The No-symptom STI clinic is Self-pay only, can be paid out-of-pocket, and we will not bill insurance for the services.

HIV Testing ONLY – Lab Walk-Ins

This option is only available to University of Maryland students, faculty, and staff.

  • Inform the University Health Center Registration Desk(on the 1st floor Main Lobby) that you would like "Walk-In HIV Testing" from the lab.
  • Call the University Health Center Laboratory at (301) 314-8175 with questions.

STI Testing Consultation

Feeling overwhelmed by all of the options and don’t know which testing option is right for you?

Birth Control Services

Birth Control Consultations

  • If you are interested in learning more about birth control and need assistance in finding the best method to fit your life and your needs, schedule a FREE consultation with the Sexual Health and Wellness coordinator: jbeckwit@umd.edu.
  • If you know which method you would like to start or refill, then please see Birth Control Services.

Birth Control Services

The University Health Center offers several birth control services. Please visit the Birth Control Services page for more information.

Emergency Contraception

The University Health Center offers emergency contraception over the counter and by prescription. Please visit the Emergency Contraception page for more information.

Pregnancy Testing

The University Health Center offers several pregnancy testing options. Please visit the Pregnancy Testing page for more information.

Sexual Health Supplies

For individuals

The University Health Center Health Promotion and Wellness Services front desk offers FREE:

  • condoms,
  • insertive FC2 condoms,
  • lubrication,
  • safer sex kits, and
  • abstinence kits

Ask a staff member for assistance if you don’t see what you need.

This Condom Brochure has information about what we may have available in stock.

For RAs, groups, and events

The University Health Center offers FREE BULK PACKS of safer sex supplies including:

  • condoms,
  • insertive FC2 condoms,
  • lubrication,
  • safer sex kits, and
  • abstinence kits

to University of Maryland-affiliated programs and groups.

Visit the Health Promotions and Wellness Services front desk to pick up a bulk pack or email jbeckwit@umd.edu with your special request.

This Condom Brochure has information about what we may have available in stock

Health and Wellness Presentations

The Sexual Health and Wellness unit offers both peer educator and professional staff presentations.

  • Visit our Peer Programs page for more information about scheduling a peer education presentation or workshop (at least 2 weeks’ notice required)

  • For a professional staff presentation, please email jbeckwit@umd.edu (at least 6 weeks’ notice required).