UCF Women's Care, located in the Purple Pod of the UCF Health Center, is dedicated to providing care designed for the unique needs of women. The Purple Pod is a warm, caring environment where board-certified gynecologists and certified nurse practitioners provide preventive and acute gynecologic care. As a UCF student, your routine visits are free. There are nominal charges for lab work and specialty care services.
Conveniently located on the second floor of the Health Center, the Purple Pod provides a wide array of women’s health care services, including routine gynecologic exams, contraceptive counseling, testing for sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy testing and counseling, lifestyle education and counseling, and management of certain gynecologic conditions.
Annual Well-Women visits, which include a general physical and pelvic exam, should begin by age 21, regardless of your sexual practices or preferences. If a pap smear is performed, a sample of cells from the surface and canal of the cervix is collected.
Students who are informed and aware make better decisions, and this is why we offer counseling in conjunction with our services. Don’t hesitate to ask questions or request more information about STIs, diagnostic tests, protective vaccines and a variety of available contraception options, including Plan B.