Care and Campus: Getting Quality Healthcare
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Orientation? Check. Textbooks? Check. Class schedule? Check. Quality, on-campus reproductive care?
Well, let’s talk about it.
We know how it feels to be overwhelmed while living on-campus during the school year—especially during a time like this. From midterms to online classes to maintaining your productivity (and sanity)—how can you even imagine adding another to-do on your checklist during the school year?
Yeah, we know. So we want you to consider adding something more empowering on that list—to own your relationship with your body. Maybe you know exactly what you need to get the proper on-campus contraceptive care outside of condoms or Plan B. Or maybe you don’t even know where to begin. So here’s where to start:
See what your college offers. One thing we love? RESOURCES. And most campuses have resources that are easily accessible on campus. Head over to your student health center and ask about their services, insurance and payment options. If you’d rather spare an in-person ask, do a quick Google search and reach out to someone via email or phone call.
- The University of Houston’s Women’s Clinic provides well woman exams, contraception and STD treatements.
- Texas Southern University’s Student Health Services is a small healthcare facility that offers HIV and STI testing and health education.
- Rice University offers contraception and sexual health consulting through their student health center.
Find the nearest clinic to your campus. At Own Every Piece, we’re all about making a plan and stickin’ to it. Because it’s important to have a back-up plan for every Just In Case moment. So if the student health center might not be able to assist you, or has too long of a waitlist—we’ve got over 15 of our partner clinics who’ve got your back with low-cost or free services.
Schedule a virtual visit. Leaving your dorm to get the information you need is so 2019. Schedule a virtual visit with one of our providers and get what you need, when you need it. They’ll be ready when you are.
Cash does not rule everything around you. The journey to finding affordable healthcare services can be an intimidating process. And we’re here to tell you—there is a way. There is something for you. No insurance? No biggie. A representative from your on-campus health center or the nearest clinic will get you information on payment plans and low-cost services so that you can get exactly what you need.
You’re there to ask. They’re here to help. The only way to get what works for you is if you have the information you need to make a decision. So where do you even begin? Here are a few questions to get you started:
- How effective is this method? What are the side effects?
- What happens if I’m not happy with this later? When can I change my mind, and how much will it cost?
- What are my options for payment? Is this the most affordable option for me? Are there free alternatives?
So take advantage of your on-campus resources. Ask all the questions and keep owning every piece of your life and college career—including your reproductive care.
That to-do list just got even better.