The pap smear is a screening test to check for abnormalities of the cervix. The test is not a test for STIs, although some STIs may be checked for at the time the pap smear is done.
The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology recommends a pap smear at age 21.
The Student Health Service does not require a pap smear to start a birth control method. A clinician will help you determine when you need a pap smear and how often.
Pap smears are done by Appointment Only Monday-Friday in the General Health Clinic. There is a $30.00 fee for pap smears due at the time of appointment.