The Dickey Health and Wellness Center offers multiple services to promote women's health.
Well Woman Appointment
The Well Woman Appointment, also known as a "pap," is recommended, based on current standards, every three years for women 21 to 29 years or older. For women aged 30 to 65 years, cotesting with cytology and HPV testing every 5 years is preferred. For women under 21, the pap is no longer routinely recommended. The Well Woman Package includes:
- A review of past medical history
- A gynecological physical including breast exam
- Routine urinalysis
- Thin Prep pap
- Advanced STD screening for chlamydia and gonorrhea, if indicated for high risk individuals
- Diagnostic evaluation for vaginal yeast and/or bacteria
A Gynecology Exam should be scheduled if you are experiencing any symptoms of a gynecological problem, including problems with your menstrual cycle.
Birth Control Counseling and Prescribing Consultation
Students can make an appointment for contraceptive counseling. Your medical provider will use this appointment to decide if hormonal contraception is appropriate and if a Well Woman Visit is required based on medical guidelines. The prescribed contraception options that are available at the health center are oral contraceptives, the Depo-Provera injection and Nexplanon.
All women's health services are by appointment only. Please call (813) 253-6250 or come by the Dickey Health and Wellness Center to schedule.
Due to a high demand, you will be charged a $25 no show fee for any women's health appointment not canceled without a minimum of two hours notice. Appointments made 48 hours in advance will be provided a reminder email the day before the appointment to help you avoid this charge.
Please be aware that the Well Woman and Gynecology appointments cannot be performed while you are on your menstrual period and you should not use any douching products, tampons, vaginal creams or medications, sprays or powders, or engage in sexual intercourse or oral sex within 48 hours prior to your exam.
For more information on women's health, please visit the National Women's Health Information C