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About the Program

The Women's Health Program at the Dartmouth College Health Service strives to provide excellent quality college-age focused gynecologic medical care and service. Our services are inclusive, accessible, timely, integrated and responsive. We are committed to the concepts of individual wellness and healing; optimal blending of science-based, innovative medicine with mindful medical judgment and wisdom; leadership and participation in health supporting community affiliation, collaboration, education and engagement. Our goal is to support women at Dartmouth to thrive and flourish through sustained wellness and the prevention of chronic disease, acquired illnesses and lifestyle related illness. 

Nationally certified Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners provide services that encompass gynecologic annual examinations, breast concerns and exams, contraception counseling and prescription, as well as medical evaluation, treatment and prescription for menstrual irregularities, urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted infections, emergency contraception, pregnancy and other women's health concerns. We also provide medically oriented counseling regarding sexual expression and sexuality, food-nutrition, alcohol and drug issues. 

A New Hampshire certified Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner is on our staff. She is certified to complete the necessary steps for submission of a sexual assault evidence kit to New Hampshire police.

We refer to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center for gynecologic diagnostic procedures and specialists when necessary including gynecologic surgeons, reproductive endocrinologists and obstetrical teams including nurse midwives. 

Appointments in Women's Health last from 30-60 minutes, as we encourage students to ask questions and to discuss their concerns. Appointments may be scheduled on-line through Banner and using your DND or by calling 603/646-9401.

Please expect a one to two week wait for comprehensive physicals with PAP test. For all other appointments, we make a concerted effort to accommodate you as soon as possible. Every effort is made to schedule same day appointments for emergency contraception, pelvic pain and urinary symptoms.

Confidentiality

We realize that many of the concerns you bring to us are highly sensitive. Strict confidentiality is maintained at all times with regard to your medical record. No one outside of the Health Service has access to your medical record without your written permission, except when needed in serious emergencies or as required by Federal and State laws. A copy of the confidentiality policy is available from the Reception Desk for your review.

Last Updated: 3/22/10