Depo-Provera

If a patient is interested in receiving Depo-Provera injections at Student Health Services, she must schedule a visit with a Student Health Services provider if it is her first visit to SHS or the first time she is getting the Depo-Provera injection at SHS. There is a fee incurred for the injection.

The patient may either bring the medication with her at the time of the initial visit, or she can be prescribed the medication at that visit.  If Depo-Provera is prescribed at the initial visit the patient must schedule a follow up appointment to receive the injection.

If a patient remains within the Depo-Provera schedule, she may schedule subsequent appointments with a SHS nurse after the initial visit.

It is helpful to have a copy of the most recent pap test from a patient’s provider, but not required. Pap tests are recommended to be performed annually. Patients can schedule an appointment with SHS for this test.