STD/STI terminology is explained in the following excerpt from the American Social Health Association:
- Diseases that are spread through sexual contact are usually referred to as “sexually transmitted diseases” - STDs for short. In recent years, however, many experts in this area of public health have suggested replacing STD with a new term - sexually transmitted infection, or STI.
- Why? The concept of “disease,” as in STD, implies a clear medical problem, usually some obvious signs or symptoms. But in truth several of the most common STDs have no signs or symptoms in the majority of persons infected. Or they have mild signs and symptoms that can be easily overlooked. So the sexually transmitted virus or bacteria can be described as creating “infection,” which may or may not result in “disease.” This is true of chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, and human papillomavirus (HPV), to name a few. For this reason, in some of the published literature, the term “disease” is being replaced by “infection.”
Student Health & Counseling Services provides medical assistance, diagnoses, counseling and treatment for most STIs/STDs. For STI/STD testing you may make an appointment by calling 278-6461 or by logging on to the patient portal.
STI/STD information is available through our Health & Wellness Promotion department, Room 1011 or by calling 278-6461.
What is Family PACT Program?
Family PACT Program provides clinical services for family planning reproductive health at no cost to low-income residents. Women and men are eligible if they reside in California, are at risk of pregnancy or causing pregnancy, have a gross family income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level, and have no other source of health care coverage for family planning services. The Family PACT Program is administered by the Department of Health Services, Office of Family Planning.
Why should I enroll?
Family PACT provides access to family planning services for men and women, as well as education, counseling and treatment to protect your reproductive health.
What services are provided?
- Contraceptive methods & supplies
- Pregnancy testing with counseling
- Testing & treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
- HIV screening
- Education & counseling for all method options
- Periodic physical exam
- Referrals for services not covered by the program
What birth control methods does Family PACT provide?
- Oral contraceptives
- Contraceptive injections
- Contraceptive implants*
- Intrauterine contraception
- Transdermal patch
- Emergency contraception
- Vaginal ring
- Cervical cap*
- Fertility awareness methods*
*Not available at Student Health Center. Referral information available through Health Education, room 122.
How may you qualify?
You must meet all the following criteria to be eligible for Family PACT services.
- 1. Be a resident of California (have a California address)
- Have a gross family income at or below 200 percent of the Federal poverty level. Click on the link to view the
federal poverty level income guidelines.
- Be determined by the Family PACT provider to be at risk of pregnancy or causing pregnancy
- Lack Other Insurance Coverage
- Have no other source of health care coverage for family planning services OR
- Have insurance with unmet deductible OR
- Have Medi-Cal with no family planning coverage OR
- Have Medi-Cal with unmet share of cost OR
- Have insurance but need to keep family planning services confidential
Since eligibility determination and confirmation is based on information given by your self-report, you are not required to show a paystub or other documentation to prove your eligibility.
How Do I enroll?
Enrollment is done at the Medical Records department in the Health Center. If possible, please download and fill out the Client Eligibility Certification (CEC) form (PDF)
and bring it with you when you come into Student Health & Counseling Services at The WELL.
For enrollment information or questions regarding this service, please contact us at 916.278.6461