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UCLA Arthur Ashe Student Health & Wellness Center

Breast and gynecologic exams (Pap smears), birth control advice, pregnancy testing and counseling, screening for STIs, medication abortion, and diagnosis of gynecological disorders.

Range of Services

Services offered include:

  • Comprehensive gynecologic exams
  • Pap smears for cervical cancer screening
  • Screening for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)
  • Contraceptive counseling and prescriptions
  • Long-acting reversible contraception: Insertion of Intrauterine Devices (IUD) or Arm Implant
  • Pregnancy options counseling
  • Medication abortion services
  • Endocrine problems, abnormal pap smears, breast lumps, chronic pelvic pain, and other complex gynecological health problems

Scheduling

Appointments: Patient Login or (310) 825-4073

Fees

See the Fees page for a detailed, centralized fees listing.

Medication Abortion

In partnership with UCLA Health, medication abortion services are now available at The Ashe Center for pregnancies up to 70 days (10 weeks).

Please expect to schedule three telehealth visits.

Medication Abortion Steps

  1. Log into The Ashe Center Patient Portal and choose the Appointment option called “Abortion Care” under Online Services.
  2. An Ashe Center Nurse will contact you to review your questionnaire and discuss options.
  3. If you are eligible for a no test telehealth medication abortion, you will have a telehealth appointment through the Ashe Center.
  4. During your appointment, the Nurse will coordinate a time for you to come in person to the Ashe Center to pick up your first medication (Mifepristone).
  5. The second medication, called misoprostol, will be sent to a pharmacy of your choice.
  6. Two follow-up telehealth appointments will be required:
    1. The first follow-up will be 1-2 weeks after the mifepristone
    2. The second follow-up will be 4 weeks after the mifepristone

You will be guided through this process by our staff and clinicians with detailed instructions.

Medication Abortion Resources & Support

For some people, it can be difficult to choose whether to have an abortion or to consider their options upon becoming pregnant. Additionally, for people who have made the decision to end a pregnancy, there may be a wide range of emotional reactions that arise at different points during or after their medical care.

UCLA Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) is available to support students’ emotional and mental health and can assist you if you would like to speak to a professional clinician about your experiences. CAPS is available by phone 24 hours per day at 310-825-0768.

Visit the CAPS website now

To start the process of connecting to CAPS services, please schedule a same day telephone triage Mon-Fri between 9AM and 3PM.

  • “All Options”

Phone: 1-888-493-0092

Hours: Monday through Friday, 7 am – 10 pm
Saturday through Sunday, 7 am – 3 pm

Website: https://www.all-options.org/

Services: Provides confidential and judgment-free support to callers at any point before, during, or after an experience with pregnancy, parenting, abortion, or adoption.

Languages spoken by counselors: English, Spanish

  • “Connect & Breathe”

Phone: 1-866-647-1764

Hours: Tues 3pm-6pm, Thurs 3pm-6pm, Sat 7am-11am

Website: https://www.connectandbreathe.org/

Services: Provides a talk-line staffed by people trained to listen and help you find peace. They can help by just listening or by providing resources in your area that can also help you connect with your decision in a way that affirms you.

  • “Exhale Pro-Voice”

Phone: 1-617-749-2948

Hours: Mon-Fri, 12-6pm; Sat 11 AM- 6PM, Sun 12-4pm

Website: https://exhaleprovoice.org/

Services: Exhale offers a free textline that provides emotional support, resources, and information. All calls are completely confidential and counselors offer support and respect without judgment.

Languages spoken by counselors: English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese

  • “Faith Aloud”

Phone: 1-888-717-5010

Website: http://www.faithaloud.org/

Services: Faith Aloud offers free counseling by phone. Counselors are clergy and specially trained religious counselors (Roman Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Unitarian-Universalist, Protestant Christian, and Buddhist) and want to offer an opportunity for candid dialogue about your abortion experience and provide the support you need to move forward with strength and confidence. Persons of no particular religious faith are welcome to call. Languages spoken by counselors: English, Spanish (varies by counselor)

The Pregnancy Options Workbook

This website includes helpful exercises to work through pregnancy decisions.

Additional Services:

Free Menstrual Hygiene Products

The Ashe Center, in partnership with Student Wellness Commission, now provides students with free menstrual hygiene products all year long. Pads and tampons are located in two areas on each clinical floor of The Ashe Center (Floors 1-3), in dispensers located near the restrooms and on the clinic station counters. Please feel free to stop in for these products whenever needed.

Vending Machine Access to Birth Control

ASUCLA, Student Health Education & Promotion, and the Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center have partnered with UCLA Vending Services to install a special vending machine in Ackerman A-Level: The main goal of the machine is to offer students with cheaper, more convenient access to birth control products, in addition to providing educational materials on sexual health and campus resources.

Visit Student Health Education & Promotion (SHEP)

UCLA Health Study Recruitment

Researchers at UCLA Health are exploring where and from whom adolescent patients prefer to learn about their reproductive health.

The research team is interested in administering a quick survey and appreciates your consideration in being part of this UCLA Health study. Your participation is completely voluntary and confidential.

Participate in the UCLA Health study

Note: If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the study, please contact the Research Coordinator at familyplanning@mednet.ucla.edu

Location

Ashe Center

Map of Ashe Center

What to Bring

  • BruinCard
  • Complete the Clinical Questionnaire
  • Arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time
  • Plan for your visit to take one hour
  • There is a $20 fee for missed appointments and late cancellation (less than 24 hours before appointment time)

Staff

Anca Fatu, NP

Gynecological Health

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Jamie McKinney, MD

Gynecological Health

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Lynne Fukumoto Zappaterreno, NP

Gynecological Health

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