To Obtain Birth Control

WOMEN’S HEALTH SERVICES 

  • You should discuss with a doctor YOUR possible health risks with the use of prescription birth control.
     
  • To obtain prescription birth control, you must make an appointment with the doctor.
     
  • Pap tests done at Wick Primary Care at YSU are by appointment only. To schedule a pap test call the Center at 330-747-4660. Doctor visits at Wick Primary Care at YSU are always confidential and free; however the pap, lab tests and medications have fees that you will be responsible for.
     
  • Wick Primary Care at YSU will only do these tests if you have insurance that will cover these charges.
     
  • Be sure to call the customer service # on the back of your insurance card to determine covered expenses prior to your appointment.
     
  • You must take your birth control prescription to a pharmacy to be filled. Your birth control prescription refills will likely cost $10-$35 a month. Again, your insurance may or may not cover some or all of the costs of the medication.
     

DID YOU KNOW? 

It is possible to get pregnant even when using birth control! Pregnancy is possible with all methods of contraception. However, using it correctly and consistently every time will decrease the possibility of an unintended pregnancy. 

Many birth control pills contain low doses of the hormones that help prevent pregnancy. Missing taking the birth control pill just one day or taking it just a few hours late can decrease the amount of medication in your body enough to make pregnancy possible. Similarly, not knowing the correct way to use a condom can make you just as vulnerable. Using two methods of birth control at once, such as the birth control pill plus a condom, dramatically lowers the risk of an unintended pregnancy.