Office of Student Life

Student Health Services


There are many contraceptive options available through Gynecologic Services and most methods require a prescription:

  • Birth Control Pills
  • NuvaRing 
  • Ortho Evra Patch
  • Depo-Provera
  • Nexplanon
  • IUD

Condoms are available through the Condom Club at the Student Wellness Center.

Birth Control

  • Birth control methods requiring a prescription need to have a contraceptive consultation
  • Written prescriptions from non-Student Life Student Health Services (SLSHS) clinicians can be filled at SLSHS
  • Transfer prescriptions to SLSHS by providing medication name, phone number of the originating pharmacy and prescription number
  • If already receiving Depo-Provera injections, SLSHS can give injections if provided documentation of the date of the previous shot
  • Clinicians may fax records to 614-292-7042

For medication refills please contact a provider via secure message through My BuckMD to schedule a telehealth appointment.

IUD Consult

Students interested in an IUD may attend a consultation for more information.

Schedule online via My BuckMD

Emergency Contraceptive Pills

  • Emergency contraception pills (ECP) are used by women after intercourse to prevent pregnancy
  • Prevents the release of an egg from the ovary, prevents fertilization or prevents a fertilized egg from attaching to the uterus wall
  • Will not protect against future pregnancies in the days or weeks following treatment
  • ECP is not recommended for routine use

There are 3 ECP's currently available in the United States:

  • Ella (ulipristal) is available with a prescription and can be used within 120 hours of unprotected vaginal intercourse
  • PlanB One-Step (levonorgestrel) and its generic, My Way, are available without a prescription to women ages 17 and older
  • PlanB One-Step should be used within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse