Common Questions about Sexual Health Services at UNH

Common Questions about Sexual Health Services at UNH

  • I have decided to go on Birth Control. How do I get it at Health Services?
  • Does Health Services offer Emergency Contraception?
  • What if I think I might be pregnant?
  • How do I know if I have a STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection)?
  • How can I get tested for STIs?
  • I want to get an HIV test. How do I do this at Health Services?
  • Can I get free condoms at Health Services?

I have decided to go on Birth Control. How do I get it at Health Services?

You can speak with a Health Services primary care provider to talk about birth control options. Appointments can be made by online or by calling (603) 862-2856. An annual exam may be needed and you will be also be required to view a multimedia presentation on contraceptive choices and safer sex.

Does Health Services offer Emergency Contraception Pill?

Yes. Emergency Contraception Pill (ECP) is available without a prescription through the Health Services Pharmacy, most of the time. Some exceptions do apply. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before our scheduled closing time when requesting emergency contraception at the Pharmacy. 

What if I think I might be pregnant?

Pregnancy testing is available by making appointments online or calling (603) 862-2856. We recommend not having vaginal intercourse 12-14 days prior to having the test.

How do I know if I have an STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection)?

STI’s are tricky. In general you want to look for S.I. G. N.S.:

  • S – Skin changes, like sores, bumps, or rashes
  • I – Irritation (or burning) when you urinate
  • G – Genital Itching
  • N – Noticeable pelvic pain (for women)
  • S – Sex organ discharge

STI’s most often fall into general categories – Bacterial, like Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis, which are treated with antibiotics; Viral, like Genital Warts or HPV, Herpes and HIV. Herpes and HIV are both treated with antivirals. The viral STIs are more difficult to manage though, and early treatment after exposure is best.

How can I get tested for STIs?

We offer STD testing and treatment. Appointments can be made online or by calling (603) 862-2856. A fee is charged for testing and varies depending on what tests you have completed. 

I want to get an HIV test. How do I do this at Health Services?

We offer confidential HIV testing on Mondays and Thursdays using Oraquick Advance, a rapid HIV testing device that provides HIV results in 20 minutes.

Does Health Services provide free condoms?

Yes. We provide a variety of types of condoms, including non-latex condoms for students allergic to latex, female or insertive condoms, dental dams, and water-based lubricant.Free condoms can be picked up in Health Services, Room 249.