How do I get tested for STIs?
Schedule an appointment, we'll review your risk, do an exam if needed, and make recommendations on testing and prevention. You can always check out the Centers for Disease Control website at www.cdc.gov for more information.
What is covered when I pay Health Center/Counseling Center fees each year?
Can I get a yearly exam with Pap smear at the Health Center?
Absolutely! Call and ask for an appointment for a complete physical exam.
Do you have Family Planning services?
Yes, we carry most common forms of birth control including oral contraceptives (the"Pill"), NuvaRing, Depo-Provera (the "shot"), and IUDs. We can also recommend other forms of non-hormonal birth control. And condoms are free at the Health Center.
If I'm on medication for a mental health reason, can I get my medication at the Health Center?
Most likely—our medical staff is very familiar with most medications used to treat depression, anxiety and other mental health issues—and our pharmacy carries most of the commonly used medications.
I can't sleep—can you help me?
Most likely—there are lots of reasons why our sleep habits can change. We can discuss ways to get you the rest you need.
I plan to travel internationally. Where can I get travel immunizations and advice?
At your campus Health Center! Simply schedule a Travel Visit with one of our Registered Nurses. They'll get you on your way well-protected. If you'll be traveling with a class, check with your professor—he/she will likely schedule a Healthy Traveler Program session with a Nurse as guest speaker.
Does the college health insurance plan cover contraception?
We are happy to say "Yes" to this question. With the upward-spiraling costs of birth control, this plan benefit is good news for many women.
Does Fort Lewis offer a health insurance plan for students?
Yes — Students can enroll in the health insurance plan, view the brochure, find a provider, or print a temporary ID card by visiting the Summit America web site.
Will the health insurance plan cover me while abroad?
Some services will be available while traveling abroad. Please refer to the plan specifics under the Assist America Travel Assist Plan section in the brochure available on the Summit America web site.