GYN Health provides confidential, gender-inclusive care—including exams, treatment, and information—to anyone with gynecologic (GYN) or reproductive health concerns.
Services We Provide
We provide a range of gynecologic services, including annual check-ups, treatment of gynecologic problems, counseling and referrals for pregnancy and abortion services, and on-site procedures. We offer in-person and virtual services, depending on your needs.
As part of our commitment to providing gender-affirming, inclusive health and wellness services, you can have your appointment with a GYN Health provider take place in a neutral setting, such as Primary Care. Just let us know your preference when you schedule your appointment.
Our providers offer gynecologic care on a routine or as-needed basis. During an annual GYN visit, your provider will review your health history, perform age-appropriate screenings and vaccinations, and counsel you about sexual and reproductive health relevant to you. We provide Pap smears for cervical cancer prevention as indicated by your age and personal history (generally recommended at least every three years beginning at age 21 for anyone with a cervix ). We also can help you with birth control (counseling, prescription, management) and will offer routine and as-needed STI and HIV testing, with close follow up for treatment when needed.
You can also meet with a provider anytime you have any new or specific concerns, such as vulvovaginal symptoms, menstrual problems, or breast concerns, among others.
We provide gynecological procedures on-site at our Manhattan location, including contraceptive IUD/implant insertions and removals, colposcopy, and others.
Birth Control and Contraception
Birth control, also known as contraception, is how you prevent pregnancy before it begins. There are many different types, including medicines, devices, and surgery to prevent pregnancy. Most are reversible, while others are permanent. Some types can also help prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Our providers can counsel you about different options and help you make the right choice for you. We can prescribe birth control pills, the patch, and the vaginal ring—and we offer IUD (intrauterine device) and implant insertion and removal, as well as the contraceptive shot and diaphragms. We also offer free safer sex supplies, including condoms (internal and external), dental dams, and lubricant.
Emergency contraception is birth control you can use after sex. The emergency contraception pill, also known by brand names Plan B and Ella, is a safe and effective way to prevent pregnancy up to five days after unprotected sex. The sooner you take it, the better it works.
- Plan B is available over-the-counter in most pharmacies and major retailers, including the SHC Pharmacy. You can search for a store near you on the Plan B website. It is also covered by prescription through most insurance plans.
- Ella is only available by prescription.
You can also have an IUD inserted within five days of unprotected sex as a form of emergency contraception. To learn more about emergency contraception and which type is right for you, we recommend the Reproductive Health Access Project’s fact sheet on emergency contraception.
If you need a prescription for emergency contraception, an IUD, or need any other support, please call us at (212) 443-1166 or log in to the SHC Portal to make an appointment. If you need help after regular business hours, call the SHC at (212) 443-1000 to connect with our nurse triage service.
Emergency Contraception Vending Machines
Emergency contraception is available in vending machines on the NYU campus. Vending machines are accessible 24/7. However, machines located in residence halls are only accessible by building residents and their guests.
Vending machines carry the generic version of Plan B at a cost of $15, which is payable by credit, debit, or mobile payment. The charge will appear on your billing statement as “Vengo Mini Vending Machine”, but does not disclose the item you purchased. To see how to make a purchase, watch a demo of how to use a Vengo touch screen vending machine.
- Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, Manhattan
2nd & 3rd floor corridors leading to the lounge, beside snack/beverage vending machines
7th floor, next to lounge
- Lafayette Hall, 80 Lafayette Street, Manhattan
Beside snack/beverage vending machines
- Lipton Hall, 33 Washington Square West, Manhattan
1st floor lobby, beside snack/beverage vending machines
- Othmer Hall, 101 Johnson Street, Brooklyn
Inside laundry room
- Palladium Hall, 140 East 14th Street, Manhattan
Inside laundry room
Pregnancy and Abortion Support
Whether you need a pregnancy test or are looking for information and support related to a pregnancy, we’re here to help! Our providers can listen and support you, review options, refer you to our trusted providers to support or end your pregnancy, and help you get an appointment when you need it.
If you’re pregnant (or think you might be) and want to talk to someone about your options and next steps, you can request a call back from a GYN Health nurse.
Request a Nurse Callback
- Log in to the SHC Portal
- Select "Appointments" > “NYC” > “Medical Services” > “Nurse Callback for Urgent Symptoms”
- In the “Reason for Request”, please indicate you need help with reproductive health
After you submit your request, the next available GYN Health nurse will call you back during regular business hours. If you need help urgently when the SHC is closed, call (212) 443-1000 to connect with our nurse triage service.
Abortion, also called termination of pregnancy, is when a pregnancy is ended so it does not result in the birth of a child. Abortions can be performed with medication (“abortion pills”) or a procedure (“surgical abortion”). For help understanding the difference between medication and surgical abortions, we recommend the Reproductive Health Access Project’s fact sheet on early abortion options.
The SHC does not offer abortion services on-site, but we can help you understand your options, refer you to trusted partners to get the services you need, help you schedule appointments, and navigate insurance considerations. If you just need somebody to listen, we’re here for that too. If you want to connect with a provider for abortion support, please request a call back from a GYN Health nurse.
If you need abortion services, we recommend the following providers. You can also search for an abortion provider near you on ineedana.com. We can help you navigate these options and get an appointment on your timeline. If you need assistance or support, request a call back from a GYN Health nurse.
The Institute for Family Health
The Institute for Family Health, located at 230 West 17th Street in Manhattan, offers medication and surgical abortions up to 11 weeks. Abortion services are available in person on Tuesday mornings and Wednesdays all day (telehealth appointments are not offered). To make an appointment, call (212) 206-5200.
To inquire about abortion services and appointments at one of their other locations in Manhattan, Bronx, and Mid-Hudson Valley, call (844) 434-2778.
Madison Ave Gynecology
Madison Ave Gynecology, located in Manhattan and Brooklyn, offers a full range of abortion services, including medication and surgical abortions up to 12 weeks. In-person appointments are available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 7:30am-11am. (Telehealth appointments are not offered.) Surgical abortions can take place the same day as your initial appointment. To make an appointment, call (212) 308-4988 or request an appointment online.
NYC Sexual Health Clinics
The NYC Sexual Health Clinics located in Jamaica (Queens) and Morrisania (Bronx) offer medication abortions up to 11 weeks. Appointments are available Monday-Friday, 9am-3:30pm. Telehealth appointments are available for evaluation only—you will need to visit in person afterwards to receive medication abortion services. To make an appointment, call (347) 396-7959.
Parkmed NYC, located in Manhattan, offers a full range of abortion services, including medication, surgical, and more. Appointments are available Monday-Saturday, 7am-8pm and Sunday, 9am-5pm. Telehealth appointments are available for evaluation only—you will need to visit in person to receive abortion services, including medication abortion. To make an appointment, call (212) 686-6066 or schedule an appointment online.
Planned Parenthood offers medication abortion up to 11 weeks and surgical abortion up to 24 weeks. Abortion services are available in-person in New York. Appointments are available Monday-Thursday, 8am-6:30pm and Friday-Saturday, 8am-5:30pm. To make an appointment, call (212) 965-7000 or schedule an appointment online. Telehealth appointments are only offered to patients in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.
Prenatal care is the medical care, education, and counseling you receive while you’re pregnant. We do not provide prenatal care on-site, but our providers can confirm your pregnancy, talk to you about resources, refer you to a prenatal care provider, and review the health measures you should take during early pregnancy.
If you want to connect with a provider for prenatal support, log into the SHC Portal to make an appointment or request a call back from a GYN Health nurse.
To learn more about prenatal care and pregnancy, we recommend the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology’s pregnancy resources and FAQs about having a baby.
Many SHC services are at no cost to you. Others are billed to insurance and you may be responsible for a portion of the fee based on your insurance carrier and plan.
If you have NYU-sponsored Student Health Insurance, you can review your coverage and benefits on the Student Health Insurance website.
Nurse-led Educational Workshops
Our Registered Nurses offer one-on-one workshops on a variety of topics including:
- Contraceptive Options
- Gynecologic Exams, including topics like What to Expect With a Pelvic Exam or Annual GYN Exam and What is a Pap Smear?
- Preventing Sexually Transmitted Infections
- And more!
Workshops are available throughout the week by appointment. To schedule a workshop, call (212) 443-1166 and ask for a nurse appointment for a workshop.