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September 19, 2019

September is Sexual Health Awareness Month!

It was a milestone year for reproductive health in Washington State. Under the recently passed Reproductive Parity Act, citizens with state-regulated insurance now have greater access to contraception and contraceptive procedures beginning January 2019.

The UW provides students, faculty and staff with reproductive health services at these convenient, Seattle-campus locations.  [This list of UW reproductive health resources is also available via PDF.]

Birth Control

Hall Health – Health Promotion Office

UW Seattle students get up to 10 free safer sex supplies each week through the Health Promotion office of Hall Health (1st floor next to entrance doors).

Satellite Locations: The Q Center (HUB 315) and UW Food Pantry (Poplar Hall).

Hall Health Primary Care Center

Offers counseling and supplies for a wide variety of birth control methods, including IUD and implant (Nexplanon) insertion and removal. Emergency contraception is also available.

For 24/7 nurse line call: 206-221-2491 (M-F 8am-5:30pm) & 206-744-2500 (evenings, weekends)

Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Testing

Hall Health Primary Care Center

Confidential testing and treatment for a range of sexually transmitted infections, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, syphilis, HPV and HIV.

The Q Center

Free HIV testing and PrEP navigation the last Monday of every month at the Q Center (HUB 315) during the academic year.

Sexual Assault

UW Medical Center

UWMC employs Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) who are specially trained to work with sexual assault victims and conduct forensic exams/rape kits. There is no charge for SANE exams.

Call the Emergency Department: 206-598-3300.

Harborview Medical Center – Center for Sexual Assault & Traumatic Stress

The Harborview Center for Sexual Assault & Traumatic Stress (HCSATS) is an accredited Community Sexual Assault Program (CSAP). Medical examinations and therapy services are provided by professional doctors, nurses and social workers.
For 24/7 assistance call: 206-744-1616

Sex Education

Peer Health Educators

Peer Health Educators (PHEs) are students trained by LiveWell staff who are dedicated to educating their fellow peers on various health and wellness topics.

Email: uwphe@uw.edu

The Q Center

This student-run resource serves anyone with or without a gender or sexuality. Find support groups, an LGBTQ library and other resources related to establishing a healthy sexual identity.

Visit HUB Room 315.

UW STD Prevention Training Center

Offers educational courses for medical clinicians, including experiential learning, with an emphasis on sexually transmitted disease (STD) treatment and prevention.